Croatia

Korčula Guide

Korčula is an island of pinch-me beauty with rugged coves and pine trees aplenty. The best way to explore is by moped or quad bike allowing you to stop at secluded bays, uncover pristine beaches and explore at your own pace. Here is a guide to this idyllic island including what to do in the old town, which beaches not to miss and which restaurants to eat at.

Climb the wooded forest
Seek shade from the scorching heat in the nearby wooded forest. Climbing the steps will not only cool you down but also reward you with beautiful views over the picturesque town. From up here you’ll get a beautiful shot of the entire town framed by pines.
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Explore the backstreets
The backstreets in Korčula’s old town are among the prettiest I’ve ever laid eyes on. Cobbled backstreets are peppered with plant pots, worn doors and ivy-grown walls making them a photographer’s dream.
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Climb the bell tower
For sunset views over the marina, climb to the top of the bell tower for only a couple of euros.
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Lumbarda
Lumbarda has one of the island’s few sandy beaches making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, however it’s the pebbled beaches which won me over.
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Pupnatska Luka
Azure waters lap the whitewashed pebbles at this cove of utter charm. Well hidden from the road, swimming here feels as though you have your own private beach.
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Bačva beach
A rough and tumble cove of jagged rocks and fierce waves. Standing at this beach is invigorating with the wind wildly blowing your hair and the salty water splashing your legs.
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Nonno
This waterside restaurant is the gem of Italian cuisine in Korčula. Dishes such as homemade pasta with seafood and olive oil demonstrate a menu of local produce influenced by Italian cooking.
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Lešić Dimitri Palace
LD Terrace is the ideal place to come for a romantic dinner beneath fragrant pine trees. The menu is one of fresh seafood with dishes such as tuna tartar with zucchini salad and roasted oysters with Dalmatian herbs all paired with local wines.
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Konoba More
This seafood restaurant serves the freshest fish right on the water where the waves gently lap against the restaurant’s edge. Their lobster dishes are things of beauty.
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Stephanie says:

July 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Oh my goodness. What a wonderful and beautiful place. Gorgeous photos!