A medieval walled town
Korcula Town is a photogenic cluster of old stone buildings perched on top of a peninsula that juts out into the Adriatic Sea. According to local legend, this is where famous explorer Marco Polo was born. There’s plenty to explore inside its 14th century walls, including a few museums and historic houses.
Sandy beaches and island-hopping
Korcula has a good few beaches along its shoreline. The south coast tends to be sandy, especially the stretch at Lumbarda, while the northern shore’s pebbly, with warm, transparent waters and a swathe of pine forest as a backdrop. And it’s easy to get a ferry to Korcula’s next-door island, Lastovo.