Korčula Old Town
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Korčula town travel guide

Korčula town enjoys a reputation as an area of ancient beauty, with great beaches and a cluster of snazzy restaurants. Here's our essential Korčula travel guide

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Abound with rustic charm, the medieval settlement of Korčula town has a year-round appeal. The palm-lined streets and ancient surrounding walls regularly invite comparisons with nearby Dubrovnik. And it's not hard to see why - but Korčula town tends to remain unbothered by the droves of tourists swarming the maritime capital over the summer months. All the better for the locals, and in-the-know vistors, who revel in its laidback, Mediterranean lifestyle. Read on for our insider's travel guide to Korčula town.

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Things to do in Korčula town
Things to do

Things to do in Korčula town

The main street, Ulica Korčulanskog statuta, leads to St Mark’s Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Dalmatian church architecture and design. Taking three...

Korčula events
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Korčula events

Throughout Summer various music, theatre, film, gastronomy and sporting events take place. The annual grape harvest takes place in September and October, after...

Places around Korčula
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Places around Korčula

Korčula is scattered with small villages and hamlets filled with centuries-old stone buildings, and is sparsely populated for much of the year, with spikes...

Korčula today
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Korčula today

There was a time when the word ‘boutique’ simply meant a shop. Nowadays there are boutique hotels, boutique restaurants, boutique festivals, even boutique...

Where to eat and drink in Korčula town

Recommended restaurants in Korčula town
Restaurants

Recommended restaurants in Korčula town

A string of venues line ulica Korčulanskog Statuta or the surrounding street of Šetalište Petra Kanavelića in Korčula town – ranging from the dependable...

Restaurants on Korčula island
Restaurants

Restaurants on Korčula island

As Korčula sizzles this summer, check out some of the coolest places to dine, drink and relax, with a range of traditional Croatian options, seafood, and...

Korčula town bar guide
Bars and pubs

Korčula town bar guide

Until the arrival of Boogie Jungle, the island of Korčula wasn't well know for it's late night party scene, but there is a modest selection of bars and...

Korčula and Pelješac gourmet tour
Restaurants

Korčula and Pelješac gourmet tour

The local ingredients are tremendous, the cooking is straightforwardly stylish and there are dozens of wineries, all of which will be delighted to welcome you...

Where to stay in Korčula town

Where to stay in Korčula town
Hotels

Where to stay in Korčula town

From ultra-chic palatial suites to no-frills campsites, Korčula town has a great crop of sleeping options suitable for all budgets.

Korčula luxury hotel guide
Hotels

Korčula luxury hotel guide

In Korčula, boutique really is the word. And, since HTP hotel group's big renovation, there's a whole crop of newly spruced up hotels and properties, and more...

Lešić-Dimitri Palace Korčula
Hotels

Lešić-Dimitri Palace Korčula

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 4 of 4

Quality five-star representing the pinnacle of luxury in Korčula, located in a beautifully renovated 18th-century bishop’s palace and five medieval cottages,...

Hotel Marko Polo
Hotels

Hotel Marko Polo

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

The four-star, three-floor Marko Polo owned by luxury hotel consortium HTP Korčula, offers a sea view from most of its 100 rooms. A two-phase renovation in the...

Hotel Korsal
Hotels

Hotel Korsal

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

A short walk along the coastal path from the Old Town, the Korsal offers a chic, intimate, four-star alternative to the more packagey hotels that lie further...

Where to shop in Korčula town

Korčula town shopping guide
Shopping

Korčula town shopping guide

Offering more than just your usual nautical knick-knacks, Korčula town yeilds a decent batch of stylish art and design boutiques, jewelry shops and...

Electric Ladyland Design Shop
Shopping

Electric Ladyland Design Shop

Electric Ladyland Design Shop presents pool of designers from Croatia and beyond, including a lot of really cool and imaginative stuff that you’re unlikely to...

Eko škoj
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Eko škoj

Eco products such as own-brand, organic extra-virgin olive oil, herbal rakija, dried herbs and other foodstuffs grown or picked on Korčula.

Manina
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Manina

Brother and sister Miro and Ivana Denoble run this design boutique selling unique jewelry and accessories, lamps made from sea glass, and clothing by Croatian...