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Korčula

Listed under Islands in Dalmatian Coast, Croatia.

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  • A remote spot on Korcula, with stunning waters.
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I have sailed along this coastline in a small yacht and frankly the islands, the restaurants, the atmosphere and the local people's friendliness doesn't compare with the Greek Islands or more especially the Turkish islands, which are the best of the three. But Croatia was still communist when I was there in a boat, so maybe it is better now. I have been to Dubrovnik recently and things do seem to have improved on the friendliness front and English is now more widely spoken whereas it used to be German that was the foreign language of choice. The islands have few beaches and this is the Adriatic, so the sea is less clean and clear than in the 'open' Med.

Written by  Ian Wilson.

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“Korčula”

Venetian architecture in ancient walled towns and sandy secluded bays, two thirds of the island is covered in pine woods and much of the rest is covered in vineyards making Korcula one of the greenest Adriatic islands. Read more...

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

“Korčula”

Korčula's folk history suggest it was founded by a Trojan hero in the 12thCentury BC, and the remains of several different civilisations have been found on the island, including Neolithic cave dwellers, semi-nomadic Illyrians, ancient Greeks, who referre… Read more...

Written by  Tracey Kelly.

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Korcula is my favourite place in Croatia. Absolutely love it. Highly recommend renting a villa in the Tri-Luke area near to Vela Luka. It is unbelievably pretty!

Amazing Korcula

Just got back from our 2nd trip to Croatia, 1st time we travelled around a bit and found the island of Korcula, we could only stay there for 2 nights and were so dissapointed to be leaving as it was such a great place. SO, this time round we stayed there for 2 weeks, and it was even more amazing. We got to see alot more of the island and the weather was perfect in May! We stayed in an brilliant apartment booked through Korcula Explorer (I hope I can put that here as there service was impecable) and the guys from there helped us to find out the most secluded and stunning places on the island. Some of the beaches we had to ourselves, it was like paradise. People were so friendly, the food was great, and we could take day trips to Dubrovnik, Hvar, etc,,, which was more than enough time, Dubrovnik is nice but, sooo busy.Can't wait to go again soon.

Otok Korcula

Korcula is one of the largest and most populated of the Dalmatian Islands and although densely wooded and rocky in appearance, it is also one of the greenest.

There are lots of smaller uninhabited islands off Korcula’s crenelated coastline of bays and secluded beaches. As well as its attractive scenery and clear Mediterranean weather, Korcula is also worth travelling to for its traditional culture including a famous sword dance and its history. Marco Polo was reportedly born in the main town, also called Korcula, a walled medieval city complete with round defence towers and traditional red tiled roofs.

The area has been known through history for its sailing and shipbuilding traditions, but now the big trade is in olives, grapes and citrus fruits. Korcula has been a popular tourist destination for over 2,000 years, but it’s still surprisingly not too crowded.

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