Croatia is a real pick and mix destination offering everything you dream of from a holiday. One place that encapsulates Croatia is the beautiful island of Korcula, lying just off Croatia’s south coast.
This luscious green island surrounded by crystal clear water leaves nothing to be desired.
Sun & Sea - There are plenty of small bays dotted all around the coast offering swimming and kayaking in the clear blue sea. Some of the bays are a challenge to get to but worth it for the tranquillity you will be rewarded with.
Visit Pupnatska Luka, near the quiet village or Pupnat or Vaja Bay near the fishing village of Racisce.
Get Active - Marked (and some unmarked) trails will lead you to stunning views and isolated spots on the island, away from the crowds around the old town.
So pick yourself up a map and get walking or cycling, choosing the trail that suits your fitness level. Better still enjoy the still Adriatic sea and take to the nearby islets surrounding Korcula by kayak.
You can hire bikes and kayaks from Kantun Tours & Kaleta Travel Agency in Korcula old town. Visit Kocje near Zrnovo or Sveti Antun, in between Korcula old town and Lumbarda. Soak up the history - Korcula is famed for it's Medieval walled old town. Lose yourself along the 26 narrow cobbled streets, admire the beautiful Cathedral of St Mark, hear the bells ring from one of the many churches and take a peek at the "supposed" home of Marco Polo.
Perhaps you will have time to pick up a souvenir or two (recommend Seba Dizajn) and stop for some Dalmatian cuisine (recommend Adio Mare or Mareta).
Have a tipple of two - Korcula produces some great wine, notably the white wines Grk and Posip and the red wine Plavac. The only place you can find Grk grapes growing in Croatia is Lumbarda. Posip is grown notably in the regions of Cara and Smokvica, villages in the centre of the island.
There are wineries and wine sellers in all of these locations where you can learn about how the wine is produced, try a few samples and of course purchase a bottle or two to enjoy later.
There is so much to do and see on the island and it's great location also means it is possible to take day trips to other parts of the Dalmatian region, for example Split, Dubrovnik, Mljet and Hvar.
Lots to keep you entertained! It's ideal for single travellers, couples, groups of friends and families. The best option when staying on Korcula is to book a private apartment or room as they are much better value than most of the run-down hotels.
It also gives you the freedom to choose the exact location you would like to be in, self cater and eat out when you wish but also an opportunity to meet and live with locals, to soak up the true atmosphere of Korcula. To book accommodation, arrange any excursions or just to find out more about this beautiful island, contact Korcula Explorer and get all the inside information. www.korculaexplorer.com