Korčula Island

For a total veg-out at the beach, nothing beats the island of Proizd at Korčula's northwestern tip. There's not much here but a single summertime restaurant, but the clear, blue water and white stones are dazzling. Bring plenty of sunscreen as there is little shade on the beaches. In the tourist season, small boats head to the island from Vela Luka. The trip takes about 40 minutes; expect to pay around 50KN per person.

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1. Ošjak

3.66 MILES

The tiny uninhabited island of Ošjak sits within Vela Luka harbour, only 15 minutes by taxi boat from the town. Paths lead through the pine forest to…

2. Vela Spila

5.18 MILES

Spacious enough to make cave-dwelling seem like a viable accommodation option, this large domed cavern, high on a cliff above the harbour, has been…

3. Dubovica

11.93 MILES

This gorgeous grin of beach has a tiny cluster of stone houses and a couple of cafe-bars. The juxtaposition of the white pebbles alongside the brilliant…

4. Zaraće

12.62 MILES

This little rocky and pebbly cove is just off the highway east of Hvar Town.

5. Church of the Assumption

12.74 MILES

Jelsa's parish church has an elegant baroque facade and a Renaissance bell tower, while inside there are ceiling frescos and an elaborate marble high…

6. Vina Tomić

12.92 MILES

A local winery offering tastings in an atmospheric stone cellar above Mina bay.

8. Tvrdalj

13.75 MILES

This fortified house was built by aristocrat and writer Petar Hektorović (1487–1572) in the 16th century. At its heart is a lovely, lush Renaissance…