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Korčula Island

From the green wooded peaks that give stunning views of the Adriatic, to the fertile plains that are utilised by the farmers; with their stone walled olive groves and rolling vineyards.

There are red roofed settlements smattered across the island, found on the hills, in the valleys or those that make up quaint fishing villages dotted along the coast line.A remarkable old town maybe the focal point for most visitors, but it is when you travel through the picturesque landscape and find yourself at the crystal clear waters of a secluded white pebble bay, that you truly appreciate where you are.Below we have provided a short description about the main villages on Korcula, all waiting for you to explore during your holiday.Projecting into the tranquil blue Adriatic Sea, on the tip of a small peninsula, is the beautiful old town of Korcula. As you stroll along the well worn paved streets, protected by the ancient stone walls and towers, you will be in awe of the architectural master-pieces that are preserved in this medieval town. After exploring the treasures of Korcula old town, relax in the evening sun with a cocktail in hand and the sounds of some live music which can be heard in many places across Korcula Town.
From the green wooded peaks that give stunning views of the Adriatic, to the fertile plains that are utilised by the farmers; with their stone walled olive groves and rolling vineyards. There are red roofed settlements smattered across the island, found on the hills, in the valleys or those that make up quaint fishing villages dotted along the coast line.A remarkable old town maybe the focal point for most visitors, but it is when you travel through the picturesque landscape and find yourself at the crystal clear waters of a secluded white pebble bay, that you truly appreciate where you are.Below we have provided a short description about the main villages on Korcula, all waiting for you to explore during your holiday.Projecting into the tranquil blue Adriatic Sea, on the tip of a small peninsula, is the beautiful old town of Korcula. As you stroll along the well worn paved streets, protected by the ancient stone walls and towers, you will be in awe of the architectural master-pieces that are preserved in this medieval town. After exploring the treasures of Korcula old town, relax in the evening sun with a cocktail in hand and the sounds of some live music which can be heard in many places across Korcula Town.
Set in the hills four kilometres from Korcula townlays a collection of small hamlets that make up Zrnovo. Wandering around you will feel like you have stepped back in time, with its rural and rustic setting. You can sense the communal spirit throughout the grey stone dwellings with their terracotta roofs and paved courtyards. The nearby bays of Zrnovska Banjaand Vrbovicaprovide great coastal accommodation. The nearby beaches on the south of the island such as Pavja Luka, Rasohatica and Orlandusaare idyllic secluded swimming spots.
Having spent many a day exploring Lumbarda, we consider the best way to take in the beautiful scenery is either by bicycle or on foot. There are not many steep slopes to contend with as the landscape is flat and rolling. Through the sprawling vineyards you can make your way to one of its main sandy beaches, stopping at any of the numerous wineries where the proud owners are keen for you to sample some of Croatia's finest wines.
The shape of an amphitheatre is created by the hills on which the picturesque village of Blatowas built. As you approach from the east, along the main road you pass under a bowed alley of lime trees called Zlinj and are led to a pretty park area and a number of historical buildings and churches, such as a fine Baroque loggia (stone pillar building). The nearby holiday resorts in the bay of Grscica and Prizbaare wonderful places to swim and relax in.
At the furthest point west on Korcula, is the harbour town of Vela Luka, home to many shipbuilders and fishermen. Located near the centre are the caves of Vela Spila and the archaeological finds found here are housed in the fascinating Cultural Museum. After absorbing the facts, you can take a short taxi boat from the shoreline to the tiny but absolutely beautiful islands of Proizd or Ošjak, to enjoy the perfect Croatian climate.
Many of the beaches on Korcula are pebble or stone, which is typical along all of Croatia's coastline. The sea quality is exceptional everywhere, impressively clear and every shade of blue. Korcula is blessed with many stunning beaches and it's difficult to pick a favourite, although Vaja in Racisce and Orlandusa on the South coast definitely feature in our Top 10. The popular sandy beaches in Lumbarda provide the perfect conditions for families, especially ideal for young children learning to swim.