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Things to do in Korcula Island

Korcula is one of the places and islands in Croatia that visitors to the country cannot get enough of. There is a lot to do on this island. Here we share things you really should add to your list. Whether you have just one, two, or more days available, here is a list of the must-see sights and fun things to do on the island.

Sightseeing in Korcula Old Town
Sightseeing and walking tour of Korcula Old Town

Unmissable attractions on the island of Korcula:

Beach life on the island of Korcula
Beach life on the island of Korcula

Korcula island is a must-have experience in Croatia. If you want to see some truly spectacular scenery, experience some open water swimming in unspoiled nature, explore amazing historical towns and cute and sleepy villages, then you must come here. You will be amazed at the beauty of this island.

Here is a list of the best top things to do on the island:

  1. Korcula Old Town with its medieval walls, forts, historic buildings, palaces and squares including visiting St Mark’s Cathedral.
  2. Lumbarda village for its sandy beaches and great white wine
  3. Defora bays for its unspoiled nature and some secluded beaches
  4. Vrnik island features a peaceful village and deserted stone quarries
  5. Korcula archipelago with its islets and most beautiful Franciscan monastery on Badija island.
  6. Epic Sunsets from the old town’s western pier and from the grounds of St Nikola’s Church.
Enjoying the sunset on Korcula island
Enjoying the sunset on Korcula island

Wine tasting

Visit Mariola wine bar for selection of local wines

Must-Have Experiences on Korcula

Badija near Korcula island
Badija near Korcula island
  • Korcula Walking Tours

    Anyone can show you Korcula. However, on our Korcula walking tour, you with not only see it, but you will also discover it. Exploring Korcula and its Old Town on foot with our local expert-guided tour is more interesting than doing it in any other way. Cars, bikes, scooters, or …
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  • Orlanduša

    Situated on the southern shores of Korcula island, Orlanduša is a hidden bay offering impressive landscapes and a lovely pebble beach. The bay is part of the Defora area and features clean, calm, and clear seawater. Great little bay to spend a day! Beach Orlanduša is the perfect place to get away …
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  • Samograd

    Samograd bay is popular with families and children having an attractive shingle beach with clean and clear waters. Located on the northern coastline of Korcula island, the bay offers uninterrupted sea views of Croatia’s mainland (Biokovo mountain) and Hvar island. In the winter months, the bay is a popular hiker and cycling destination …
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  • Kneža

    Located just 9 kilometers away from Korcula Town, Kneža (or Kneže) spreads along the picturesque north-facing bay sheltered by two small islets, Vela and Mala Kneža. The village is also just 4 kilometers downhill from Pupnat and another 3 km along the coastal road from Racisce village. Things to do in Kneža If …
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  • Vaja Beach

    Vaja bay features a charming pebble beach that has clean and smoothly curved pebbles and clear waters making it popular with families with small children. Situated on the northern coastline of Korcula island, the bay offers exquisite views over the channel all the way to Hvar and Peljesac. Refreshments may be obtained …
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  • Vela Pržina

    This small bay features a lovely sandy beach that has soft and fine sand making it popular with children and families. Situated on the southern coastline of Korcula island, Vela Pržina offers uninterrupted views over the nearby seascapes. Refreshments may be obtained from bach cafe and restaurant. Out of season, the bay …
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  • Žrnovo

    Situated just a few kilometers up the hill from Korcula Old Town, Žrnovo and its four hamlets (Prvo Selo, Brdo, Kampus, and Postrana) spread across the large area of Korcula island occupying south and north coast including Zrnovska Banja and Defora bays. Things to do in Zrnovo If you are …
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  • Pupnatska Luka

    Nestled on the southern edge of Korcula island, Pupnatska Luka, the hidden gem, has stunning seascapes and a wealth of sea life waiting to greet you. The bay features a lovely pebble beach and clear seawater. Beach Bar Mate and Konoba Mijo are small beach bars & (konoba) restaurants situated …
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  • Pupnat

    The village of Pupnat is one of the smallest villages on the island. It is a traditional agricultural village situated among the hills at the edge of the small, fertile field. A few kilometers from the village, at the southern coastline, with the views all the way to Lastovo island, …
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  • Historic Town of Korcula Walking Tour

    A historical stroll through the past and present of Korčula’s historic part. Kerkyra Melaina for the Greeks, Curzola for Venice, and Korčula for the Croatians, the town that soars above the Adriatic been called different names throughout the ages. Yet all treasured the one important thing that the island offered. …
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  • Badija Church and Franciscan Monastery

    The 15th century saw a boom in construction in Korčula and its environs that included also Badija. The Cloister By 1477, the stylishly simple Gothic cloister was completed which is still visible today. As you arrive on the jetty closest to the town of Korčula and walk towards the monastery, …
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  • Binocular Views from Korcula hills

    You are headed to Korcula, one of Croatia’s most dazzling islands where you can catch amazing views of the surrounding archipelagos and seascapes. Make the most of your holiday by hiking to surrounding hills, exploring historic landmarks in the island’s towns and villages and learning about the area’s rich history …
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  • Kocje

    Kočje nature park (pronounced “ko-chye”) covers the area of about 10 acres that includes unusual large rock formations. This protected area is home to a narrow canyon with some unexpected features such as dolomitic rocks, cave, moss and small spring. Situated in the vicinity of the village of Žrnovo, Kočje …
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  • Lastovo

    Lastovo island has all the basic characteristics of the Mediterranean climate dominated by mild, moist winters and warm, long and dry summers. The average annual temperature of the island is about 15 C, while the average annual rainfall is 687 mm. The air moisture of the island is 70% only …
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  • Agrotourism Konopica

    Seoski turizam – ugostiteljstvo – Agrotourism Konopica – homemade dishes Vl. Ivan Tomić, Čara – Korčula Phone/Fax: (0)20 83 31 18 Mobile: +385 (0)91 560 11 68 Working hours: Monday – Sunday: 13 – 24 hrs (from June until end of September) Konopica restaurant is situated 50 meters off the …
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