Forbes ranked Korčula on the list of 12 safest islands in Europe
Forbes magazine has published a list of "Europe's safest islands for a paradise holiday that combines safety and leisure this summer" by the European Best Destination (EBD) organization. In addition to 11 other islands (four Portuguese: Madeira, Porto Santo, Corvo and Flores; three Greeks: Antipaxos, Crete and Corfu, two Spanish: Menorca and La Gomera and Malta and Cyprus), the list also includes one Croatian island. It is the island of Korčula, which is ranked 10th, and the selection criteria included factors such as the number of Covid cases during the pandemic, existing health measures and the recognition of vaccination certificates.
In a brief presentation of the island of Korčula, EBD pointed out that Croatia boasts 78 islands and 524 islets that have been declared “safe” by the ministry of tourism. The country has been preparing to position itself as a safe and welcoming destination for the summer of 2021, highlighting the “Croatian Islands as a Covid -free zone.” A map hosted on www.safestayincroatia.hr shows that the Croatian islands have remained in the green zone throughout the pandemic. Known as "Little Dubrovnik" for its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses, Korčula Island is the sixth largest island in Croatia and renowned for its dense forest, which makes it ideal for a secluded holiday.
“From Vela Luka you can take a taxi boat to the paradisiacal Proizd island where you will find nothing but nature, crystal clear waters, beautiful forests and a small restaurant for light refreshments. A PCR test or rapid antigen test is all you need to stay in Croatia”, according to EBD.