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With lush forests, olive groves, vineyards and a 15th century Venetian town, Korčula is the perfect place for relaxing and discovering the region’s history away from the crowds. Explore the 15th century Venetian towers in Korčula town, or visit a cave in Vela Luka where humans lived 20,000 years ago. Find a secluded beach or take a day trip to a neighbouring islet. You can also cycle, hike or go diving on Korčula Island.

Korčula town is a well-preserved Venetian town with city walls and narrow streets on a small peninsula. There are 15th century towers, old fortresses and a cathedral. Legend has it that famous explorer Marco Polo was born in the town, and you can see the house where he may have been born. At the opposite end of the island is Vela Luka, a newer town of 19th and 20th century buildings and a ferry port.


Look out for performances of the Moreska Sword dance, a traditional island dance which tells the story of an ancient war. Visit Vela Spilja, a big cave near Vela Luka which was thought to be inhabited by humans 20,000 years ago. Korčula is ideal for cycling, with lots of quiet roads and tracks through the countryside. You can take organised cycling tours, or explore on your own. You can also follow walking and hiking routes which pass ruins, great views, olive groves and vineyards. 

Other places to stay & visit

  • Hvar Island

    Hvar Island has history and culture with warm and friendly locals welcoming their guests. 

  • Vis Island

    Vis is the furthest island from the mainland, with clean waters and a naturally beautiful island.

  • Korcula Island

    Korcula Island is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic and hosts various events throughout the year. 

  • Lastovo and Mljet Islands

    Both islands sport dense forest, natural surroundings and some stunning walks to fulfil that need for the great outdoors.

  • Brac and Solta Islands

    Less visited by tourists, these authentic islands offer rocky landscapes and gorgeous swimming spots. 

Take a day trip to nearby Badija Island to see its 14th century Franciscan monastery and swim at the rocky beaches. The islet of Proizd near Vela Luka also has a beautiful beach, popular with naturists. If you’re looking for a diving spot, take a day trip to Sušac Island, which has an amazing underwater tunnel and sea lake.

  • Zitna beach, Korcula Island

  • Brna Beach, Korcula Island


Lumbarda, Proizd Islet. There are also around 200 barely touched coves and beaches to explore around Korčula.

Food and wine

The specialities of Korčula include seafood, lamb and goat dishes. Korčula is well-known for its white wines including Grk and Posip. There are many olive oil producers which produce a range of oils with different flavours.