The magical Croatian coastline is littered with over 1,000 islands. One of the largest is Korcula, located in South Dalmatia.
Densley forested and surrounded by the pristine Adriatic sea and an archipelago of smaller islets, Korcula is rich with cultural and historical heritage and spectacular natural beauty. Music, dance, food and wine are all integral elements to Korculan way of life.
The area has a long tradition in seafaring, shipbuilding and stone-masonery as well as being a hub for travellers from all round the world. One of the most famous adventurers of all time was, in fact, from here (or so the islanders claim). Neverthless, Marco Polo has left an indelible mark on the culture and history of the place.
Spring in Dalmatia is a special time to visit. The weather at the end of April and May is between 18-22 degrees. Perfect temperature for hiking and biking in the mountains and hills on Korcula and the Peljesac peninsula. Hanging out on the beaches is also an option and 1st May is often when the locals take their first annual dip (although the sea can still be quite bracing at this time of year).
The air is filled with the sweet scent of spring flowers and it’s a great time to enjoy the seasonal delicacies and veggies grown on the island such wild asparagus, rocket, young broad beans with local game, meat and fish, and homemade cheeses.
Korcula is also well known for producing some of the best wines in Croatia, especially those produced from the indigenous white grape varieties of Posip and Grk.
Ultimately, this is a great time of year to visit. Before the hordes of tourists and stifling heat of the summer months. A perfect opportunity to be outdoors and active as well as including in some great food & wine and local festivities.
The island of Korcula belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, separated from the Peljesac peninsula by a narrow strait of Peljesac, between 900 and 3,000 metres (3,000 and 9,800 ft) wide.
It is the sixth largest Adriatic island with a rather indented coast. The highest peaks are Klupca, 568 m (1,864 ft) above sea level and Kom, 510 m (1,670 ft) high ...