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Luxury in Korcula Island: Emerald green and isolated

The green island of Korcula, situated in the Adriatic Sea, has plentiful vineyards and olive groves. The Greeks named the island Korkyra, Melaina or Black Corfu, all names describing the island's beautiful forested areas. When visiting Korcula you will find villages cut off from time, with green fields and small houses surrounded by nature. Throughout Korcula Island, visitors should find luxury accommodation in a private villa for rent, even in the peak season that runs from July to August. As stories go, Marco Polo was born here, and there is a museum dedicated to him on the island, one of the many cultural spots to visit. Since Koruna was bound to medieval battles, they also preserved the tradition of chivalry dances held throughout the island. Island Koruna offers many other entertaining and historical events during the year. Guests who love water sports activities, can just relax, unwind, and enjoy the sun and the clear waters of some of the most well-known beaches of this beautiful and scenic Adriatic island.

Korcula Isalnd lies about 20 km from the mainland between Makarska and Ston on the Peljesac peninsula. There are many small beaches and interesting caves on its south side. There are numerous small villages, including Blato, Smokvica, Cara, Pupnat, Zrnovo, Lumbarda and Racisce all worth visiting if you have the inclination. The town of Korcula, the main town of the island, retains the spirit of a market town, with its blend of culture and its thick walls like those of Dubrovnik. Korcula town has no public transport; it is small enough to be a pedestrian town. The layout of the town is simple enough, with a single road as the backbone splitting the village with roads branching from this central avenue toward the sea. The climate of Korcula Island is typically Mediterranean. Most of the inhabitants are Croatians and Catholics. The area has a rich tradition of medicinal plants and the most well-known animals include the Dalmatian jackal and grey mongoose. The island is also a birdwatcher's paradise.

  • Water-skiing
  • Boating
  • Mountain-climbing
  • Cultural visits
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Kitesurfing

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If you are an unperturbed traveller looking for a quiet getaway, it is possible to soak up the sun on some of Croatia's most attractive beaches. The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a new annual international event. The festival showcase a selection of the world's leading ensembles and soloists specialized in Baroque music. The active traveller can take part in the old island tradition of the Sword Dance, where actors stage a historical battle with expressive manoeuvring. There are plenty of restaurants on the island, ranging from traditional Adriatic fare to Italian influences. Do not leave Korcula without trying local dishes such as fish stew, Croatian stewed beef and deep-fried dough.

And for those who cannot survive without sporting activities, there are water skiing, climbing, jogging, cycling and fishing to do. Buggy safari, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling can be great fun as well, especially if you are a group of friends together.

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