Experience the town of Korčula! – TIPS (1, 2, OR 7 DAYS)


With its cultural landmarks and popular outdoor activities, excellent food and wines as well as beautiful beaches, Korčula provides a haven and a getaway from everyday stress!
Depending on your interests and the duration of your stay, we have selected several options to help you plan your stay on our beautiful island.
Walk the streets of the town of Korčula and take in one of the best-preserved medieval Mediterranean towns, renowned for its urban architecture.

Tips to discover the glory of the centuries-old traditions of the town of Korčula

Tip 01

St Mark's Cathedral and Bishop’s Treasury

From the bell tower of the St Mark's Cathedral overlooking the main square, you can enjoy amazing views of the town whose structure resembles a fish bone. Under the stone ciborium in the cathedral, there is an altarpiece by the Venetian Renaissance master Jacopo Tintoretto dating to 1550. Also, if you visit the Bishop’s Treasury, you can explore a unique collection, which includes many works of art and archaeological findings.

St Mark's Cathedral and Bishop’s Treasury
Tip 02

KORČULA TOWN MUSEUM

Find out more about the history, significance, and cultural achievements of the town of Korčula through 11 collections displayed in the Town Museum. Did you know that the islanders’ everyday lives were subject to the provisions of the Statute of the town and island of Korčula since 1214?

Marco Polo house
Tip 03

INTERPRETATION CENTRE MARCO POLO

Visit the newly opened Interpretation Centre Marco Polo and find out more about the most famous man from Korčula and world explorer, who was captured beneath the town walls of Korčula in 1298.

Marco Polo house
Tip 04

SWORD DANCES MOREŠKA, KUMPANIJA AND MOŠTRA

Don’t miss the performances of the sword dance Moreška, and the old sword battle dances Kumpanija, performed in Pupnat, Čara, Smokvica, Blato, and Vela Luka, and Moštra, performed in Žrnovo on the island of Korčula.

Sword dance Kumpanjija
Tip 05

ICON COLLECTION

Religious traditions of the town of Korčula are linked to confraternities: Confraternity of All Saints (1301), Confraternity of St Roch (1575), and Confraternity of St Michael (1603). Confraternities’ processions are a unique experience, and the most impressive ones take place during Holy Week, on Good Friday, and on St Theodore's Day (29th of July), who is the co-patron saint of the town of Korčula.
In the hall of the Confraternity of All Saints, you can check out the liturgical jewellery, typical candles, and the Icon collection from the Cretan War.

Confraternities
Tip 06

KORČULA TOWN ARCHIPELAGO

Enjoy the short boat ride to the island Badija. The natural beaches on the nearby islets ("Škoji") in the archipelago of the Town of Korčula will give you a feeling of relaxation and relief. Sandy beach lovers will be delighted with beaches in Lumbarda, accessible by regular bus transport, by boat or by hiking through olive groves and the field of indigenous Grk wine variety.

Franciscans monastery Badija Korčula
Tip 07

HIKE & CYCLE TO ŽRNOVO

Explore the island on foot or by bike, climb the hills, enjoy the mesmerising views, experience the stunning sunsets or engage in a different sports activity.
Fertile fields of the island are intersected with gravel roads, the most famous of which is Stari put or Marmont Road that follows the original route of the oldest path across the island of Korčula. The area known as Kočje, a nature reserve with the highest degree of protection, is perfect for hiking.

Korčula bike and hike
Tip 08

ČARA

The fertile Čarsko field is the home to the best Pošip wines. In the wineries in Čara you can taste Pošip in the original ambience of this most famous wine from Korčula.

Čarsko field - Best Pošip wines
Tip 09

RAČIŠĆE

After a sightseeing tour through the Town of Korčula (walking tour of Korčula Old Town), start discovering one of the most beautiful and romantic islands.
From the Town of Korčula, along the northern coast, you will find a series of bays: Medvinjak, Žrnovska Banja, Vrbovica, Tri Žala, Oskorušica and Kneže. Račišće, a picturesque village with a centuries-old maritime tradition, is located in a beautiful bay, 12 kilometres away from the Town of Korčula.

Račišće
Tip 10

PUPNAT

From the smallest place on the island, Pupnat, on the road to Čara by the sea, you will reach the largest pebble beach of the island in Pupnatska Luka. Don’t miss out on numerous family farms which feature a rich offer of traditional dishes made from autochthonous ingredients.

Pupnatska luka - Korčula
Tip 11

ADVENTURE, FUN

If you are looking for adrenaline, sailing, kitesurfing, diving or kayaking are the right choice for you. For beginners, we recommend diving and sailing schools and local experts have created unique tours to bring you near to the tradition and lifestyle of the islanders.

Korčula adventure, sport and fun