Korcula, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo in 1254, is the largest island in the Dubrovnik region. Korcula holidays are perfect for those seeking gentle Mediterranean cuisine, incredible Gothic and Renaissance buildings and a relaxed vibe.
Holidays to Korcula aren't complete without tasting the 'gifts of the sea' (mussels, fish, crabs), tucking into delicious desserts such as Cukarin, the Dubrovnik cakes and washing it all down with local Korčula wines.
The best time to visit Korcula
If you're thinking of a Korcula holiday, think along the lines of the typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot sunny summers. Much of Croatia is along the coast with a light breeze and the more mountainous inland regions have a cooler climate.
The island of Korcula has a very mild Mediterranean climate, similar to Greece and southern Italy. Enjoying long, hot summers, Korcula holidays are perfect for sun lovers.
What are the beaches like in Korcula?
The island of Korcula has a very long and dramatic shoreline with beaches and bays dotted along the coast. The sandy beaches are at the northeast of the island, near the village of Lumbarda. Other beaches tend to be pebbles and there are some steep shores around the south of the island.
Near the town of Korcula you'll find an archipelago of 20 uninhabited islands with accessible coastlines. Badija has pebble beaches and beautiful Franciscan monastery.
Sightseeing in Korcula
Set in old fortified walls, housing Renaissance palaces and medieval fortresses, many compare Korcula with Dubrovnik. Enjoy the cosy cafes, try tasty delicacies in the restaurants and dare yourself to try the many sporting activities on offer.
Discover 15th and 16th century Dalmatian paintings in the 14th-century Abbey Palace next to the cathedral on your holidays to Korcula. See the house said to be Marco Polo's and join in with the medieval knight's game (Moreška) taking place on the streets.
Book a Holiday to Korcula...
You can book a holiday to Korcula in Croatia with Voyager Travel Direct. We offer a range of package holidays to Korcula from small private apartments through to 5 star hotels. Please feel free to use the holiday search on this website or call our Travel Consultants for a friendly quotation.
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