Secluded pebbled coves and unspoilt tranquil bays
Korcula holidays feature lush green countryside, secluded coves, splendid restaurants and fine local wines. Located just off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, this stunning island offers beautiful stretches of sand interspersed with secluded pebbled coves and unspoilt tranquil bays.
Vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see with vines originally planted by the Ancient Greeks producing superior wines that the locals are more than happy to share, with tasting sessions showing off the fabulous quality and aroma of their fine products. There is plenty of culture to be found on holidays to Korcula in the Medieval styled villages with ancient churches and palaces, fantastic art galleries and fascinating stonework, all topped by a visit to the birthplace of the intrepid explorer, Marco Polo. Korcula Town itself is a fascinating walled village sitting on a tiny peninsula and is affectionately known as “Little Dubrovnik” due to its narrow cobbled streets, traditional coloured houses and ancient architecture.
The 15th C Cathedral of St. Marco was built by the same people who also created some of the fascinating architecture of Venice and Dubrovnik and houses the incredible artwork; “Lady of the Land” which locals believed helped protect Korcula during the Turkish invasion.
Little boats will take you around the island, stopping off at secluded bays for some relaxing sunbathing or a spot of swimming and snorkelling, with the island of Vrnik being extremely popular especially with the locals. Hop over to the mainland and visit the magical city of Dubrovnik; a UNESCO World Heritage site, and wonderful mass of colourful rooftops, interesting architecture and fascinating museums. The beautiful island of Mijet has an amazing National Park that is definitely worth seeing.
Korcula holidays are extremely popular with keen walkers and hikers with many trails leading through the lush green countryside, stopping off at the pretty spots of Banja, Kneze, Orebis and Zrnovska.
Quick Korcula Tips
Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea
The currency used is the Kuna, although Euro's can be used in some hotels
Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia
Eating out in Korcula is an absolute pleasure
Water sports provide hours of endless entertainment with wind surfing, surfing and sailing being extremely popular due to the warm winds that wrap around this beautiful island. International sailing and surfing competitions are held in the waters off Korcula and Orebis. Snorkelling is a great way to discover the underwater beauty that lies off the cost of Korcula and scuba diving will take you to greater depths where you may even be lucky enough to spot an octopus!
Accommodation on holidays in Korcula has just about everything covered, from all inclusive, half board or bed and breakfast options to great value self catering apartments, the choice is really up to you.
Eating out in Korcula is an absolute pleasure though and this is why many people choose self catering giving them the opportunity to sample some of the many restaurants here. Menus are varied – no fast food outlets here - and are often have a French or Italian influence; however Croatian cuisine is an absolute delight and simply must be sampled while on holidays to Korcula. Nightlife is very laid back and relaxing; enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set and feel the cares of the outside world melt away, book your Korcula holidays at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places To Visit
Put on your hiking boots as you ramble throught the evergreen woods, the island is a real hit with nature lovers with many walking trails
The clear water make it an ideal dive spot with over 200 species of marine life and shipwrecks to explore
Korcula Old Town
The medieval wall Old Town is a tourist hub, wander the 26 narrow cobbled streets and marvel at the stunning architecture, churches and museums