Korčula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in Southern Dalmatia, near Dubrovnik. Marco Polo may have been born there.
Korčula is part of Southern Dalmatia and lies between Dubrovnik and Split
Korčula is also the name of the largest, most eastern town on the island. Another town is Vela Luka, 40km in the west, from where many ferries go.
Korčula town has no public transportation. The village is small enough to walk everywhere. The layout of the village is quite simple, with a single avenue as the spine bisecting the village with roads branching from this central avenue toward the sea. A pedestrian avenue circles the village as well.
Bike rentals are available.
There are a bevy of activities to engage in Korcula. If you are the relaxed traveler looking for a quiet getaway, it's possible to soak up the sun on some of Croatia's most beautiful beaches. Be mindful that the beaches in Korcula are quite liberal, and most residents and tourists will be fully nude.
It is important to recognize that Croatia's beaches are quite rocky, so it is imperative to wear the correct footwear. The beaches on Korcula offer gorgeous views of the karstic coastal ranges. One can see the nearby coastal village of Orebic as well.
Just a twenty minute ferry ride away. Orebic is a picturesque coastal village with lovely beaches and fantastic views of the Adriatic. Ferries depart Korcula seven times per day between sunrise and mid-afternoon. On Orebic, tourists can sample local crafts and Adriatic cuisine. The restaurants offer a seafront atmosphere and the best Octopus salad you ever tasted!
For the Active Traveler
Korcula offers a few activities for those seeking a bit more action. In addition to two nightclubs, tourists can take part in the old island tradition of the Sword Dance, where actors stage a historical battle with eloquent choreography. Tourists can also visit what the town claims is the birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo (although "Marco Polo's House" was built at least a century after he died!). Additionally, local shops offer bike rentals if you choose to explore the island proper.
There are plenty of restaurants on the island, ranging from traditional Adriatic fare to Italian influences.
Konoba ADIO MARE, Korcula Old Town - Sv. Roka 2, 20260 Korcula tel: (020) 711253 and 098 243845
Restaurant FRESH - Kod Kina Liburna, 20260 Korcula
Restaurant GRUBINJAC - Grubinjac, Grubinjac, Zrnovo, Island of Korcula
Restaurant KANAVELIC, Korcula Old Town - Sveta Barbara 12, 20260 Korcula, tel: (020) 711800, 711078
Konoba MALTA - Korcula, Sveti Antun - more info on Konoba Malta
Konoba MARINERO - Korcula Old Town - more info on Konoba Marinero
Konoba MARETA - Korcula Old Town - more info
Konoba MIJO - Pupnatska Luka ; Tel 098 168 5047 - more info
Restoran PLANJAK , Korcula - Plokata 19. travnja 1921- 20260 Korcula tel: (020) 711015, 711202
Pizzeria CINCICULJAK, Nova Riva - Korcula - (020) 715822
MARCO POLO MISTIQUE, Restaurant and Cafe, Nova Riva, Korcula
Buffet TRAMONTO, Korcula - Ismaelli 12, 20260 Korcula tel : 098 1921048
Konoba MATE, Pupnat, Korcula Island
Croat is the local language, but English is spoken at most restaurants, internet cafes, tourist information centers and travel agencies. Italian is also widely understood, especially amongst the elderly.
Hostel Dragan's Den is located 10-15 minutes from Korcula town centre and a short walk away from sandy beaches. The hotel is well-suited for a couple or a larger group. Equipped with en-suite bathrooms and kitchens. There is free Internet access as well and a swimming pool.
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