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Račišće area guide

Nestled in the sweeping bay of Korčula's northern coast, Račišče is a small port town with coffee-table book beauty

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Twelve kilometres west of Korčula town, Račišće is a picturesque port spread around a broad bay. Overlooking the shore is the Church of St Mary the Helper, and a small village loggia. Until World War II, Račišče was very much a seafarers’ settlement, its bay busy with medium-sized cargo boats. Nowadays the harbour is so quiet that you can swim and paddle to your heart’s content. Walk northwest of Račišče harbour for 15 minutes to find Vaja, a beach of gleaming white pebbles lapped by an indigo sea.