The island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, with abundant vineyards and olive groves. Its southern coast is formed by small beaches and quiet coves. The Greeks, called the island Korkyra, Melaina or "black Corfu, all adjectives to define the wooded area.
Korcula is located about 20km from the mainland between Makarska and Ston on Peljesac peninsula. Its south side is very rich in small beaches and over 200 caves. Currently it is home to some 3000 inhabitants. Access to the island is easy if you departure from Split or Dubrovnik by ferry boat. Also, there is a ferry connection from Orebic on Peljesac peninsula. The main city of the island Korcula has the same name. At the town of Korcula remains the essence of market town, with its mix of culture and its thick walls reminiscent of Dubrovnik. The city of Korkula appears as a typical medieval Dalmatian town, with towers and defense red-roofed houses. They say that Marco Polo was born here (1254 - 1324), the wayward traveler to China, and Mongolia. And in fact the museum is one of the many cultural centers that Korcula offers to its visitors. In addition, since Korcula is bound to medieval battles, they preserved the tradition of chivalry dances held throughout the island. Korcula visitors will find here villages isolated of the time, places where you can breathe peace, green fields and small houses surrounded by nature, certainly a relaxing place to plan your short trip or family vacations. Throughout Korsula island there are few hotels, and many rooms and apartments in private houses. Visitors should have no problem finding accommodation even in peak season (July and August).
Korcula island destinations
Zavalatica on island Korcula in southern Dalmatia offers peaceful vacations in a tranquil unspoiled natural enviroment. Situated in the bay of Zavalatica on the southern coast of island of Korcula it is easy to reach from the mainland by daily ferry lines.
Smokvica, a town in the interior of the island of Korcula, 10 km east of Blato; elevation 127 m; population 1,125. Chief occupations include farming, viticulture (a large wine cellar with a bottling shop), growing and processing
Blato is a smal town on Korcula with 4093 inhabitantsis, situated in the middle of the western part of the island like an amphitheatre on seven hills around a smaller valley.