Korcula Island is known as the greenest island in the Adriatic, and one of the moist popular holiday destinations in Croatia. Blanketed in dense woodlands and extremely rich in art and culture, the island of Korcula, Croatia, is one of the finest Dalmatian Islands to visit for a sample of all that is best of the region.
Korcula Island is surrounded by secluded coves with small, deserted beaches and breathtaking views across the tiny islands of the Adriatic or the Dalmatian Coast. There are a huge number of beaches to choose from a Korcula villa, apartment or holiday home. The most popular (and busiest) being the sandy beach of Vela Przina in Lumbarda. There are many idyllic pebble beaches to choose from too, most of which are never crowded, not even during peak times.
Sailing and boating from Korcula, Croatia are wonderful activities. The tiny, uninhabited islands that surround Korcula, like Vrnik and Majsan, have beautiful little beaches to be discovered, as well as offering some of the most beautiful island scenery anywhere in the Mediterranean.
There are a huge amount of leisure activities to try from Korcula accommodation. If you manage to tear yourself away from the beaches and restaurants, Korcula holidays are ideal for canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling, and windsurfing. Scuba diving in Korcula is particularly adventurous, offering wreck diving, cave diving and wall diving. The Mediterranean is filled with wondrous marine life which can regularly be spotted when diving in Korcula. Underwater photography is particularly popular, producing some stunning shots.
The island is a haven for walking and mountain biking holidays too. Remote spots are easily reached on both foot and bike, letting you experience the sights and smells of Korcula first hand, and taking you to some of the most beautiful and peaceful spots on the island.
The main town on Korcula Island is also called Korcula. It is a fantastic example of a medieval Dalmatian walled town, where the red sloped roofs tuck up tight against the thick defensive walls. The birthplace of Marco Polo is famously in Korcula town, which has been turned into his museum. There are a huge range of museums, galleries and theatres throughout Korcula, making it one of the most cultural spots in this part of Croatia. Korcula is now the only place in Croatia where you can see the Moreska sword dance being performed.
Korcula, Croatia, is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. There are as many as 12 hours of sunshine during July and August, with average monthly temperatures during this period rising to around 25˚C, with daily peaks breaking the 30˚C mark on the vast majority of days. During the coldest months, (December and January), temperatures remain around 15˚C during the middle of the day.
Reaching Korcula Island is not as hard as you may have thought. There are regular flights from across the UK to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), mainly provided by British Airways. The island is reached by ferry from many ports, including a large range of Italian ports, so your flight from the UK can actually land in most airports in Croatia and Italy.