Korcula has attracted tourists with its beauty for many years, but this summer everyone is crazy for everything it has to offer – so it’s no wonder that this summer Korcula was a favorite gathering place for numerous celebrities.
If you are planning to visit Dubrovnik, let the island of Korcula be high on your list of priorities to visit. It’s only a 20 minutes boat ride from the peninsula of Peljesac, more precisely from the town of Orebic which is the connection to this “oasis of peace“.
Korcula’s most popular attraction is its Old town, often referred to as “Little Dubrovnik” owing to its gleaming orange rooftops, majestic stone walls, and round towers. The town is compact but contains many beautifully preserved squares, churches, and palaces which date from the early 13th century. One of Korcula’s main claims to fame is as the birthplace of the intrepid explorer Marco Polo, and you’ll have the chance to view the house where he’s said to have resided and to learn more about his life and travels in the dedicated museum.
We are sure you have never seen such a crystal-clear sea anywhere as you will find at the many small and secluded coves and the beautiful pebble beach of the Pupnatska Luka bay. We recommend that you relax with a cold beer and the best burger at Beach Bar Mate, located in the woods above the bay. If you are a fan of sandy beaches, you will not be disappointed with the Vela Przina beach near the village of Lumbarda. It is famous for its sandy beaches and the proximity of dozens of small islets which are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, and a host of other fun-filled activities. There also you can find the most beautiful villa – Island Pearl villa.
It’s the perfect property for those seeking an effortless blend of comfort, luxury, and adventure during their stay on Korčula island. It is surrounded by beautiful pine trees and just a stone’s throw from the seashore. Facilities include an outdoor pool, al fresco dining area, BBQ facilities, a large Jacuzzi, gym and table tennis facilities. It also offers guests free use of mountain bikes and sea kayaks. There are also plenty of comfortable sofas for relaxing in the shade in your downtime and a spacious balcony that’s the perfect spot for a chilled-out evening dinner.
If you are with a car, take advantage of the opportunity and go to the other end of the island to the town of Vela Luka. Boat lines connect Velu Luka with the small islet of Proizd on a daily basis. It has a rocky and pebbly shore, but the northern side will take your breath away: at Bili Bok the white-rock beaches invite you into the turquoise sea.
With the Korčula Adventure – the Korčula Three Island Yacht cruise, explore three islands around Korčula. With this tour, you can cruise to Badija Island and visit the 14th-century Franciscan monastery. While you are exploring, deer are walking next to you and it is an incredible feeling! Next stop is Vrnik island, famous as the oldest and most famous Korcula quarry, and Stupe Island where you will be served a Mediterranean lunch on the yacht. Feel free to go swimming, snorkelling, and SOP (stand-up paddle-boarding).
Korcula offers you more than you could expect and if you want to know more feel free to get in touch with Korčula Adventure and choose your perfect Korcula island holiday!
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