Korčula Island

Families swarm to this sandy stretch for safe swimming and sandcastle construction, and to hang out in the little cafe-bars. To get here from the main road into town, continue straight ahead on the road past the post office.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Korčula Island attractions

1. Agriturizam Bire

1.11 MILES

On the outskirts of Lumbarda, this working farm and vineyard offers tastings of their three wines (grk, plavac mali and a rosé) accompanied by a snack…

2. Maritime Museum

3.89 MILES

This moderately interesting museum contains model ships, maritime paintings, boating memorabilia, navigational aids, Roman ceramics sourced from…

3. Marco Polo Museum

3.89 MILES

One for the kiddies, this somewhat tacky display tells the story of Polo's extraordinary life by way of seven life-sized waxwork tableaux illustrating key…

4. City Defences


Korčula’s towers and remaining city walls look particularly striking when approached from the sea, their presence warning pirates the town would be no…

5. Icon Museum


This modest museum has a collection of interesting Byzantine icons, painted on gilded wood, and 17th- and 18th-century ritual objects. The real highlight…

6. Veliki Revelin Tower

3.92 MILES

The main entrance to the old city is through the southern land gate at the base of this tower. Built in the 14th century and later extended, this…

7. St Mark's Abbey Treasury

3.94 MILES

The 14th-century Abbey Palace houses an important collection of icons and Dalmatian religious art. The most outstanding work is the 1431 polyptych of The…

8. Marco Polo House

3.95 MILES

Located in the skinny tower of the house that is purported to have been Marco Polo's, this tiny museum has a few displays, but perhaps the real appeal of…