Korcula, Croatia – visitor information
The city of Korcula or “little Dubrovnik” as it is often referred to, is situated on the north-eastern coast of the island. It is comprised out of the old town surrounded by walls and located on an oval peninsula, a baroque settlement around the mentioned walls and new neighbourhoods east and west from the city centre. In the city you can find many social, cultural, economic and health facilities and associations and it is the administrative centre of town and settlements zrnovo, Pupnat, Racišce and cara. Rulers that changed during the centuries and especially the Venetians that ruled between 1420. and 1797. left their unique mark on the city architecture. The main gates represent the entrance to the old town, and the winged lion of St. Mark (the symbol of Venice) is located on the main city square. According to the 13th century legend here a famous world traveller and explorer Marco Polo was born, and his native house has been visited by tourists from all over the world. Alongside the Romanesque style in the architecture gothic and renaissance styles also dominate and in those styles were the walls and the tower built. We recommend you also visit the City museum, The Bishops treasury, Icon collection, painter galleries and the old church where some of the invaluable art is being kept from Leandra Bassona to Jacoppo Tintoretto.
Summer cultural and entertainment programme starts with “The Evening of "Klapa" Music of Dubrovnik-Neretva County”, and is followed by many fishermen nights, exhibitions, theatre performances, fashion shows and other events. Cuisine in Korcula is being represented by a wide range of meat and fish specialities that you can taste in numerous restaurants and taverns in the city: tavern "Adio Mare", restaurant "Filippi", restaurant Mirakul and tavern Marinna are just a few of them. Traditional sweets such as cukarini (an almond filled pastry) and krokant (minced almonds in fried sugar), kotonjata (quince jelly) and other are also specific for this area. Visitors searching for night life should note that there are many cafes in offer and the more popular ones are Dos Locos and Dno dna, while you can stay out until early morning hours in the disco club Gaudi.
Korcula – basic information
Korcula – population: 5890, Korcula - day/ saint: saint : Todor, 29.07.
Distance from bigger centres
Korcula - Makarska. 78km, Korcula- Split: 113km, Korcula - Pula: 625km, Korcula - Rijeka: 529km, Korcula - Zadar: 269km, Korcula - Šibenik: 204km, Korcula - Dubrovnik: 120km, Korcula - Zagreb: 522km
Possibility of accomodation
private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, hostels, pensions, camps
pebble, sandy, stone, concreted
Facilities and authorities
emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, call shop, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's
Sport's and recreative offer
mini-football field, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services
restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons
disco club, night club, musical evenings in the town, coctail bar, cinema, theatre
croatian national park nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, nautic tourist port in the place
Korcula – why choose this destination
clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, rich gastronomic offer, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs