Korcula, Croatia



Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county of Croatia. The island lies just off the Dalmatian coast and is the second most populous Adriatic island.

Known as the birth-place of Marko Polo, this town has been justly called "a little Dubrovnik" due to its picturesque squares and medieval atmosphere. There are a number of beautiful towns to visit on the island including Korcula town, Vela Luka, Blato, Cara and Pupnat.

Things to See & Do

* City Fortifications
* Street of Thoughts
* Old town area
* 15th-century Franciscan monastery
* Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Mark

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Kuna (HRK)
Language - Croatian
Land Area - 279 km²
Population - 20,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 385

Port Location - The port of Korcula is located in Korcula town.

Travel Links - Ferries connect the city of Korčula with Orebić on the Peljesac peninsula and Drvenik on the mainland (near Makarska). Another line connects Vela Luka with Split and the island of Lastovo. Fast passenger catamarans connect those two ports with Split and the islands of Hvar and Lastovo. The main Adriatic ferry line connects Korčula with Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Rijeka and in summer there are direct ferries to Italian Adriatic ports.