Why come to Korčula...

Why come to Korčula...

... because Korčula is a magical island of supernaturally beautiful nature and unique heritage

Are you looking for an escape from hectic everyday life? Korčula is a quiet family island...

Want to enjoy the sun and the sea? Korčula is one of the sunniest Adriatic islands, its shores are surrounded by crystal clear sea, on its beaches you will want to stay forever...

Or are you still looking for a little more active vacation? Korčula has kilometers of groomed hiking and biking trails, perfect conditions for windsurfing, luxurious underwater...

Are you interested in cultural and historical heritage? Korčula is a rich treasury of history - here you will be able to get to know prehistoric sites and contemporary art, ancient walls and ancient fencing dances ... ... and Marco Polo, of course.

Are you a gastronomist and a tourist? Korčula is the homeland of Pošip and the Greeks, should we say something more?

Did you know... 

... that the streets within the walls of the town of Korčula are arranged in the shape of a fishbone? Medieval builders thus allowed free air flow through the city, but also received protection from strong winds. The most significant historical sites of the city are the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St. Mark, the City Hall and the massive city walls and towers. The town and island of Korčula adopted their statute in 1214, and among its provisions is the abolition of slavery. Korčula thus became the first city in Europe to abolish slavery. Korčula is a city with a rich past and to get to know it, be sure to visit the City Museum, the Collection of Icons, the Abbey Treasury, the Cathedral, the Tower of the House of Marco Polo, the Tower of the Great Revelin and the Exhibition of Marco Polo.

… That Lumbarda is the only place on the island with sandy beaches? The rich archipelago around the place consists of 20 islands, extremely attractive for bathers, and the vineyards of the famous indigenous Greek variety are the reason why wine connoisseurs like to visit Lumbarda and its wineries.

... that Smokvica is the homeland of Pošip, the first legally protected Croatian white wine? At the place where the first vine was found, today stands a monument to Pošip and its inventor. It is possible that only Odysseus enjoyed this top wine. Namely, the legend says that Odysseus visited the nearby bay of Brna during his travels, where he enjoyed the beauty of the bay for a few days, accompanied by mermaids. If you are in Brno, take a walk to the neighboring bay of Istruga, rich in healing mud, estuary, which is attributed to numerous positive health effects.

… That Vela Luka provides up to 10% of the total olive oil production in Croatia? A visit to the olive oil museum is an opportunity to get to know the production process and taste some of the extra virgin olive oils obtained from local varieties. The healing estuary mud from the Vela Luka Bay and the mild Mediterranean climate are the basis for the development of the Kalos health resort. Vela Luka is also the most musically and artistically prominent island town. This sung place is home to the most famous Croatian singers and klapas, and the museum preserves an interesting collection of contemporary art.

... that Blato has an exceptional ethnographic collection-house Barilo whose charming hosts will introduce you to the past of the place and the island through exhibited costumes, furniture, handicrafts and tools. Blato's linden avenue Zlinje is one kilometer long, and the second longest linden avenue in Europe, right after Berlin's Unter den Linden. Blato is the birthplace of Blessed Marija Petković, who dedicated her life to the poor and founded the Order of the Daughters of Mercy. Today, its sanctuary in Blato is visited by pilgrims from all over the world.

... so that if you connect the island's dry stone walls in one line, you can encircle the Earth around the equator one and a half times.

... that the island of Korčula has been one of the most forested Croatian islands throughout history, and even today.