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Korcula

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Korcula showing a small town or village and a lake or waterhole

Discover a tranquil Croatian island where centuries-old villages sit within picturesque vineyards and the gentle, crystal-clear waters are simply irresistible. 

Korčula is the sixth-largest island in Croatia, yet it has managed to stay somewhat under the tourism radar. It is a delightful step back in time, a place where little villages sit within rolling vineyards and olive groves, and the beaches and shimmering waters are as pretty as a postcard. Explore the natural beauty, history and culture of this Dalmatian island and discover authentic Croatia.

The island measures just 29 miles (47 kilometers) long and about 5 miles (8 kilometers) wide. Yet within the undulating landscape is a wealth of places to visit. Begin in Korčula Town, where medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses are squeezed into cobbled streets. See the slender bell tower of St. Mark’s Cathedral towering over the medieval town walls and the Pelješac Channel. Be sure to visit the Town Museum, too.

Outside of Korčula Town the main resorts are Vela Luka and Lumbarda. Vela Luka is famous for the Vela Spila Cave and the magical offshore islet of Proizd, a paradise with clean waters and perfect beaches. Lumbarda, meanwhile, is a small town that is believed to be the oldest on the island. Explore the surrounding vineyards and try grk, a unique dry wine which can only be produced from grapes grown in the sandy soils here.

Get out and explore the dark pine forests, vineyards and ancient villages for which Korčula is famous. Visit the hilly region of Žrnovo and take a dip in the small shingle cove of Bačva Beach. Pupnatska Luka near Pupnat village is another must-see beach fringed by pine trees.

Korčula is scattered with excellent wineries. Smokvica and Čara, however, are two of the main wine-making regions. Enjoy tasting the unique local wines and exploring the cobbled lanes of Smokvica Town with its old buildings with red-tiled roofs.

Reach Korčula by flying into Split or Dubrovnik then taking a ferry. The island’s main port for car ferries is Vela Luka. During the summer months there are dozens of ferries daily, with passenger ferries stopping in Korčula Town.

Port 9 Hotel
Port 9 Hotel
4 out of 5
Dubrovacka Cesta 19, Korcula
The price is £124 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Korcula hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stari Grad Plain and Korcula Ferry Port. ACI Marina Korcula and Badija Monastery are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (90 reviews)
"Overall very good. Hotel great and setting fantastic. Disappointed that the pool bar was closed and you had to walk out of the hotel grounds to get a cold beverage. We weren’t told this before our trip. Staff were friendly which is more than I can say to the other Croatian guests. Very rude to say ..."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

Port 9 Hotel
Aminess Korcula Heritage hotel
Aminess Korcula Heritage hotel
4 out of 5
Obala dr. Franje Tudmana 5, Korcula
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £186 per night from 21 Aug to 21 Aug
Situated in Korcula, this romantic hotel is steps away from Korcula Old Town, Stari Grad Plain and Large Governor's Tower. Korcula Town Museum and Cathedral ...
4.1/5Very Good! (93 reviews)
"Great location! Historic hotel. Friendly staff with a nice breakfast!"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Aminess Korcula Heritage hotel
 Aminess Liburna Hotel
Aminess Liburna Hotel
4 out of 5
Put od luke 17, Korcula
The price is £132 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Korcula hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stari Grad Plain, ACI Marina Korcula and Marco Polo Museum. Large Governor's Tower and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (197 reviews)
"The place was very well located - away from the city so that it was quiet, but close enough to walk. There was more than enough parking on site and the staff was so friendly. On top of that, the room was incredible. I highly recommend getting a sea view. I really wish I would have stayed there ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Aminess Liburna Hotel
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Apartments Nada, , Kor?ula, Croatia
Apartments Nada, , Kor?ula, Croatia
Medvinjak 545, Korcula, Dubrovnik-Neretva
The price is £29 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Stari Grad Plain, ACI Marina Korcula and Marco Polo Museum. Large Governor's Tower ...
1/5 (1 review)
"The location of the property is not at all as by it shows on the map"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Apartments Nada, , Kor?ula, Croatia
Korcula Hill
Korcula Hill
4 out of 5
659 Zrnovo, Korcula
The price is £309 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Offering direct access to the beach, this Korcula apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stari Grad Plain, ACI Marina Korcula and Large Governor's Tower. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Great option for families staying near Korcula Old Town. Large apartment style rooms with washer/dryer and full kitchen. You have guest privileges at La Banja which is an excellent beach club, and walkable down the hill from the buildings. There is a reasonably priced shuttle you can call to go anywhere ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Korcula Hill
Port 9 Apartments
Port 9 Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Dubrovacka cesta 19, Korcula
The price is £114 per night from 28 Aug to 28 Aug
Situated in Korcula, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stari Grad Plain and Korcula Ferry Port. Badija Monastery and ACI Marina Korcula are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (39 reviews)
"We loved that Port 9 was between the old town and Lumbarda. Our room was clean but pretty small for 3 people (the big dining table and chairs took up a lot of space). Doors to the balcony were a little difficult to open, but overall great stay especially if you are planning something a little longer ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

Port 9 Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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