Korčula is the sixth largest Croatian island, spanning around 32km and characterised by its very thin and long shape. It’s a beautiful place with dense natural scenery and little historic towns, retaining a peaceful atmosphere even in the busy summer months.
Despite the brilliant range of things to see and do on Korčula, the island isn’t as popular as some of its northern rivals because it is further away from the big cities like Split and Dubrovnik. This makes it a great choice for travellers who really want to relax on their holiday to Croatia, so if this sounds like you then why not browse our selection of villas in Korčula below.
£6168.34 - £9869.34 /week
£2467.34 - £4934.67 /week
£6785.17 - £11719.85 /week
Villa Korcula Dva 2
£2467.34 - £6785.17 /week
Villa Korcula 1
£2158.92 - £6168.34 /week
Villa Pet Trideset
£2158.92 - £4749.62 /week
Villa Jedan 11
£3084.17 - £9252.51 /week
Villa Pedeset 6
£9252.51 - £14187.18 /week
If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for or would like some help making your booking, please get in touch.
Korčula was first occupied by the Illyrian tribes who ruled most of Dalmatia until the island was colonised by the ancient Greeks. It was known primarily for the large, thick forest that gave it the nickname Black Korcula (Kerkyra melaina).
Korčula has a typical climate of a Mediterranean island; hot and dry summer and cooler, wetter winters. If you really love the heat and want to soak up as much sun as possible then June to August is the best time of year to visit, whereas tourists who prefer to visit in the off-season should opt for May or September when the island will be quieter.
To find out what’s happening in every month of the year in Korčula, check out our guide on the best time to visit!
One of Korčula’s biggest claims to fame is that it was the birthplace of famous merchant and traveller Marco Polo, so if you visit the island then a great thing to do is visit his alleged childhood home. If you’d rather sunbathe than sightsee, you can catch a boat from Korčula to nearby Proizd for a beautiful deserted island experience where you won’t be disturbed by many other tourists.
Korčula Old Town is the best place to go for sightseeing on the island and is often referred to as ‘Little Dubrovnik’ because of the red-roofed buildings and similar architectural styles. St Mark’s Cathedral is a highlight, built in the 15th century and one of the most beautiful buildings on the island.
For more advice on where to visit during your trip, read our guide to the best places to go in Korčula!
Korčula is a Croatian island that is found on the Dalmation Coast. It’s located between Hvar and Mljet and is reached by crossing the sea from Orebić on the mainland.
Dubrovnik and Korčula are roughly 150km apart. Driving between the two islands will take around 3 hours, including a crossing on a ferry.
Korčula is a relatively large island, so it’s a destination that you can spend a while in. Three to four days will give you enough time to see the most significant sights of Korčula, whilst a week will give you time to properly settle in and explore.
If you’d like to find out more about other destinations in Croatia like Korčula, take a look at the pages below.