If you’re planning a trip to Croatia, but aren’t sure where to go exactly because there seems to be 8423 islands and as many coastal resorts, then Korčula might be the place for you. It has a bit of old architecture, a bit of history, a couple of nice beaches and a decent enough offer for outdoor activities. It’s easy to get to (bus + a super-short ferry ride)
This is the reason we opted to go there, anyway. We chose to stay in Korčula old town, where we could have easy access to both civilization and nature. Our host was super-hospitable (even offering to do our laundry!) The old town itself wasn’t particularly exciting, and if you’ve seen Split or Dubrovnik already, it probably won’t impress you that much. Good thing about staying in Korčula town is that you can get ferries to nearby islands for more secluded beaches. We went to Vrnik, an amazing little island with pristine white stone beaches (fun fact: same stone was exported to build United States Capitol in DC) with no people around. At night, we could have dinner in one of the many restaurants in the old town, and we had no trouble finding affordable ones (same can’t be said about other Croatian resorts – I am looking at you, Dubrovnik and Hvar). We also took a bus to go to Vela Luka, a town on the other side of the island, where we got a ferry to go to Proizd, a truly memorable beach experience. All in all, Korčula is a decent place to start for any Croatian coast newbies.
Marco Polo bakery in the center of the old town has delicious pastry!