Enjoy a perfect day on Korčula

Korčula is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia and has become famous for it’s wine, becoming known as the “wine island”.   Although fairly small, there are an incredible number of things to do in Korčula. Home to ancient sites, stunning coastline, local wineries and (supposedly) the birthplace of Marco Polo.  The jewel of the island is undoubtedly Korcula town. The ancient city is perched on a small peninsula and wrapped in defensive stone walls.. a cluster of remarkable Venetian-gothic architecture on a narrow peninsula. Lustrous Korčula stone formed the basis for a highly refined stone-carving tradition evident in the balustrades and reliefs of Korčula town. Often called a “little Dubrovnik”, Korčula town is nowhere near as crowded as Dubrovnik and noticeably more peaceful than Hvar town on nearby Hvar island.

Much of Korčula’s economy is devoted to producing olive oil and wine. The grk grape, grown outside Lumbarda is used to make a popular dessert wine of the same name

Old town. The entire fortified Old Town is a sight!  The narrow cobblestone lanes are lined with opulent architecture. We re wander through the historic center and take it all in.  Enjoy sea views and one of the many wonderful restaurants

Land Gate. (Kopnena Vrata): On the south side of the city, a wide stone staircase leads up to the grand Land Gate and 15th century Revelin Tower.

St. Mark’s Cathedral. The Gothic and Renaissance church was built from the 14th to 16th centuries and is dedicated to the patron saint of Korcula.

Marco Polo House.  Many believe that Marco Polo, the famous world traveler, writer, and explorer, was born on Korcula in the year 1254. Located on Ulica Depolo street, a visit to Marco Polo’s alleged birthplace is something history and mystery lovers will enjoy.  A portion of the house is available for guests to explore, and the view from inside over Korcula’s Old Town is quite spectacular!

St. Antun Church.  About a half-hour hike from town, make the trek up St. Anthony’s Hill to the St. Antun Church. The church is reached via a staircase of 102 steps through a Cypress forest. Hikers are rewarded with sweeping views from the hilltop.

Wine Tasting.  Korčula island is home to some of the oldest vineyards in this part of the world and among the most exclusive and spectacular wine growing region in South Dalmatia. Be sure to experience Grk wine tasting in Lumbarda.  Popular Korcula wineries in Lumbarda that offer tastings are Winery Grk, Popic Winery, Bire Winery and Lovric Winery. Most of the Island’s wineries and vineyards have wine tasting facilities where you can meet the winemakers and learn the story of the wine you taste

Vela Spila – or The Great Cave – is one of the most interesting Korčula attractions. Artifacts found inside the prehistoric cave prove that it was used as a dwelling more than 20,000 years ago. The cave is just a 20-minute uphill walk from the port (make sure to pause and take in the gorgeous views of the bay along the way!).

Korčula has some of the best accommodations and dining Croatia has to offer.

Choose from one of many beautiful seaside rental options or stay at a luxury world class resort.  Lesic Dimitri Palace Aparthotel, Hotel Korčula, Hotel Liburna, and Marko Polo Hotel and just a few of the standout properties on Korčula.

As for dining, for an authentic local meal try Pinjac Pub in the nearby village of Zrnovo.  Another great family style restaurant is Ado Mare.  For a splurge, go to LD Restaurant, Filippi, or Konoba Mate.

All In all Korčula has it all for your Perfect Days in Croatia!