Always dreamt about visiting the most beautiful Korcula island? With a few facts we will try to convince you why you are right..
Korcula is amazingly beautiful Croatian island with the size of 276 square kilometres which makes it the sixth biggest island of the Adriatic sea.
The Old Town of Korcula is an ancient, walled town, built with unusual pattern of narrow streets resembling a fishbone with a couple of pretty squares and with tiny side streets. The town was built in this way to protect against sea winds. There are 8 remaining towers surrounding the town.
Today, Korcula town is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia, which offers rich and unique gastronomic, historical and cultural experience of the Mediterranean. The birth house of Marko Polo, the world’s first explorer and world traveller, who according to some sources was born in Korcula, is situated in the town Korcula historical centre.
The island of Korcula, since the beginning of history, was known as a green island, and for its dark and densely forest the ancient Greeks called the island Korkyra Melaina, meaning Black Korcula.
The island of hilly landscape, rugged coves, breathtaking beaches and pine trees stretches parallel with the coast, in the west-east direction, for 47 kilometres and with width ranging between 5 and 8 kilometres. The southern coast of the island is oriented towards the horizons of the open seas and the archipelago of Lastovo and its northern coast overlooks the peninsula of Peljesac and the island of Hvar.
It’s north shore is rather low and easily accessible with several natural harbours: Korcula, Banja, Racisce, Vrbovica, Babina, Prigradica. The south shore is more indented, with cliffs rising out of the sea in places. There are many anchorages and bays on the south shore: Zavalatica, Orlandusa, Pupnatska luka, Prizba, Grscica, Brna ect. The island also includes the towns of Vela Luka and Blato and the coastal villages of Lumbarda and Racisce, and in the interior Zrnovo, Pupnat, Smokvica and Cara.
Come to meet and explore tradition, history and untouched nature of the island of Korcula.