Introducing Korčula Island
Korčula is rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages and hamlets. The island’s dense woods led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Korčula). Its main settlement, Korčula Town, is a gorgeous grid of marble streets and impressive architecture. The steep southern coast is dotted with quiet coves and small beaches, while the flatter northern shore is rich in natural harbours. Tradition is alive and kicking on Korčula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to an ever-growing influx of tourists. Oenophiles will adore sampling its wine, especially the dessert wine made from the grk grape cultivated around Lumbarda.
Korčula is separated from the Pelješac Peninsula by a narrow channel. It’s the sixth-largest Adriatic island, nearly 47km in length.