Visiting Korcula on a Croatia Sailing Break
Korcula is one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands and, with a number of picturesque coastal villages and beaches, it is also the perfect destination for anyone coming to the island on a Croatia sailing holiday or boat tour.
Lying just off the Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic Sea, the island is easily accessible and offers a whole host of things for visitors to see and do. The main settlement on the isle is the aptly named town of Korcula. With its medieval walled city, paved streets and bevy of restaurants and cafes it is the cultural centre of the island. Small and compact, it is best navigated on foot and top attractions in the capital include the City Museum and Marco Polo House, alleged birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo.
Other harbour towns and fishing villages nestled along the miles of stunning seafront and lush olive groves of Korcula include Prigradica, Racisce, Lumbarda and Vela Luka. Bordering coves and pretty marinas, they make a lovely stop on any tour of the Croatian island and are especially convenient for anyone on a sailing trip.
Korcula is also one of the best places in the region to visit for beaches. The island is dotted with small beaches, quiet coves and caves, many boasting the stretches of white pebble for which Croatia is famous. One of the most beautiful of these is Pupnatska Luka, a beach overlooking a bay of deep turquoise water and the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or a quick spot of sunbathing.