Discover Island Korcula – DT’s New Recommended Destination!
Nestled at the tip of the famous wine growing Peljesac peninsula midway between Dubrovnik and Split, the island Korcula is ideally situated as an incentive destination. Brimming with tradition and historical charm, its red tile roofs, surrounding fortress walls and round turrets built while the island was under Venetian rule, the city of Korcula is a jewel whose stunning grid of marble street and medieval architecture take you back to the time of Marko Polo as one explores his home town.
The city is a unique backdrop bringing together a wealth for all the senses featuring alive with tradition, famous some of Croatia’s best wines and its fabulous regional dishes. Weather as a daytrip when traveling by sea, or as a boutique destination off the beaten path, the island Korcula is waiting to be discovered.
Accommodations on the island are primarily 4* properties and historic boutique hotel . The newly renovated Liburna Hotel**** with its 85 rooms and 27 sea view apartments offers modern comfort right by the sea and serene beaches. On the other hand if you are looking for an original venue for conferences, trainings or seminars, in addition to the fully equipped conference halls with 100 seats, Marko Polo hotel **** offers two conference rooms and one large conference hall with 350 seats only 500 m away from the hotel. With its 103 rooms and 1000 square meters wellness center Marko Polo hotel offers the right mix of work and relaxation possibilities.
Due to its Mediterranean climate, the island enjoys mild winters and long, hot summers, offering plenty of possibilities to enjoy the island year–round. Outdoor dining is a must on one of the many seafront terraces as well as a private open air Moreska, traditional folklore performance featuring costumed dances battling with swords for the hand of a beautiful vailed maiden.
DT Croatia also recommends a visit to Marco Polo’s birth house, organized wine tasting at one of the many picturesque wineries with their top-class local wines (Posip, Rukatac, Grk, Plavac) and a sampling of the some of the islands authentic sweets ‘cukarini’, ‘krostule’ and ‘prikle’.
No visit to the Island Korcula would be complete without an opportunity to explore its natural beauty with its hidden coves accessible only by sailboat or sea kayak, olive groves and vineyards seen from the seat of a bicycle or stunning views of the entire archipelago from the nearby St Ilya’s mountain peak.
Let DT Croatia help you discover the hidden jewel “island Korcula” for your next program in Croatia. Simply contact us!