Croatia Sailing Holidays: Three Reasons to Love Korcula

By MedSailors Crew published on 2 March 2015

There are a number of wonderful islands and coastal towns to enjoy over the course of your Croatia sailing holiday. Korcula is one of the finest islands of all, and a truly wonderful place to visit. There are a number of reasons to make sure your holiday includes a visit to Korcula.

The Old Town
Korcula town is an imposing historic citadel, and the old defences can still be seen surrounding it. The old town, in particular, is a charming place for a walk, exploring lanes and fascinating little shops. Marble streets, distinctive red-roofed buildings and beautiful examples of Gothic and renaissance architectural styles make the experience wonderfully complete.


The Beaches and Scenery
Korcula is home to some wonderful scenery. You will see more than your fair share of lovely beaches over the course of your Croatia sailing holiday, but Korcula has some of the very best. These wonderful sandy shores are lined with blue waters on one side and gently swaying palm trees on the other. As the island is popular with family groups, the more secluded beaches and coves that are a little further away from Korcula town are often a better bet if you want to escape the crowds.

The History
As a wonderful and attractive place to live and with its historic citadel, Korcula has no shortage of history. Legend says that Trojan hero Antenor founded a settlement on the island over 3000 years ago. Whether that’s true or not, the island has been inhabited for thousands of years and has a wonderful heritage. Most of this is centred around Korcula town, and in particular, the Town Museum and St Mark’s Cathedral are great places to appreciate the island’s history. Most spectacular of all, though, is Vela Spila – a big cavern that has been occupied continuously for around 18,000 years.

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