Korcula is one of the most beautiful and the largest among the thousand islands of Croatia.
It is 46,8 km long, with the surface of the 276 km2. It is 1270 meters far from the coast of Peljesac peninsula.
The island’s coast is 182 kilometers long with 195 bays and coves and 48 islets. According to some statistics, Korcula has 3000 sunny days per year. Korcula is covered with different types of Mediterranean vegetation and dense forests, for which the ancient Greek colonists named Korcula as Korkyra Melania (Black Korcula). There are many macadam roads and bicycle trails to explore more of the island, its coastline as well as the inner parts.
Bigger places on the island are: the city of Korcula, Lumbarda, Cara, Smokvica, Blato and Vela Luka.
Korcula was inhabited for a long time, dating from the earlier Stone Age and then the Greek, Rome, Illyrian, Croatian, Venetian civilizations. Today, Korcula is connected with Europe and the rest of the world with the ferries, ports, roads and airports in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb.
The island of Korcula preserved the long tradition of swords dances and other authentic dances, of which the most notable are: moreska, mostra and kumpanjija. Dancers are dressed in authentic costumes.
The island of Korcula is the real discovery for sports enthusiasts and those who want to have an active vacation. The nature gave to Korcula a clean and crystal-clear sea which is great for activities such as swimming, windsurfing, boat rental and exploring the underwater depths.