For such a small island Korčula certainly packs a punch. Vineyards, beaches, the most beautiful blue water I have ever seen, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with this beautiful island! These 8 must do’s are just a few reasons why I love Korčula and will be retiring there as soon as possible!
1. Fully enjoy the views on the ferry ride over
H and I traveled to Korčula from Dubrovnik by bus, which included a quick 15 minute ferry ride over to Korčula. I spent most of our bus trip trying to not throw up (thank you motion sickness) so when we arrived to the ferry I was more than happy to be outside again. Add those views on top of it, hello beautiful Croatia!
2. Admire Old Town Korčula from outside the city center
It didn’t matter what time of day it was, walking into Old Town Korčula the view was always picture perfect! I loved admiring the walls around the town, you just know your about to walk into an amazing place when there are walls around it!
3. Book an accommodation with a view
We stayed at Apartment Mia and I would recommend this accommodation to anyone going to Korčula. Great price, amazing views, and minutes away from town, it was the perfect place. I wish I was there right now enjoying my meals on the balcony, taking in the view, oh the good life.
To add to our awesome accommodation, this was the area we hung out at everyday that was basically right outside our front door, amazing.
4. Visit Marco Polo’s old stomping grounds
The photo above is what the island of Korčula claims to be the childhood home of Marco Polo. Korčula boast the fact that Marco Polo’s was from their small island but the information to support this is sketchy. Either way Korčula has several Marco Polo stores located throughout town as well as a tour of Marco Polo’s alleged childhood home. H and I didn’t take the tour but we did stop into a store to play around.
6. Wander aimlessly around the small city center
As a small town girl at heart Korčula completely won me over with there small town charm. Each street was more charming than the last, locals greeted each other like family, diners lingered at their tables fully enjoying their meals, buildings screamed with character, and it is basically impossible to get lost. My kind of place!
6. Spend a happy hour at Maksimilijan Garden
This cozy bar has the best views in town for the catching the sunset. Add in their local limoncello and wines and it is a perfect spot to grab a few drinks. H and I paired our drinks with a platter of local olives and it was amazing. If your in Korčula go to Maksimilijan Garden, end of story, your welcome.
7. Take in the Korčula nightlife
For such a small town Korčula comes to life at night! Street performers, tons of wonderful live music, and if your lucky you will stumble upon a wine festival in one of the town squares.
8. Rent bikes and go exploring
Hopefully your not too hung over from your night on the town because you won’t want to skip this adventure. H and I rented bikes for a day and it was a great way to see new parts of the island. We rode through vineyards, discovered new beaches, and took in the views of the stunning blue water. It was one of our favorite days on the island, just take a look at some of the places we saw that day.
The water in Croatia is some of the bluest I have seen and Korčula’s shoreline does an excellent job of showing it off. I had to stop constantly to take pictures, I was just amazed by the water!
Will someone please go to Korčula and go out on the submarine! H and I saw this little red submarine everywhere and our curiosity grew every time we saw it. I was a bit to chicken to go out in the submarine but I really want to hear from someone who has experienced it!
And lastly, the view that stole the show on our bike riding adventure.
Korčula I expected very little from you and you blew my socks off. The most charming little island, we will be back!
Question of the Day?
Have you ever traveled somewhere that surprised you? Are you a small town or big city kind of person?