Korcula island

Korcula Island undoubtedly holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands. Here are perhaps more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else.

The island has a number of famous towns including Korcula, Lumbarda and Vela Luka. The oldest written monument in Croatia, the "Lumbardska psefizma", in Greek, was found in Lumbarda.

Korčula is one of the most forested islands in the Adriatic, it is an island of contrasts. Around 65% of the islands surface is covered in rich and diverse Mediterranean vegetation.

The sea surrounding the island of Korčula is a magnificent aquamarine colour that attracts thousands of tourists each year. In the waters of Korčula one might find rare types of dolphins and fish colonies.

The people of Korcula were famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers. They left their mark in stoneworks, sculptures and buildings all over Dalmatia, but they saved their best works for their own city. In its long history, the town streets, laid out in a regular herringbone pattern, have seen many battles. Nowadays, each summer they come to life with the old knights dance of Moreska, dating from the 15th century.

The town of Korcula, the historical centre of the island, has a very nice location in the Peljesac Channel. It is also known for its outstanding cultural and historical heritage and a long tradition in seafaring, shipbuilding and stone-masonry. It is the birthplace of the adventurer and traveller Marco Polo.

Today Korcula is an important tourist centre. Tourism has a years-long tradition on the island. The first modern hotel, Korcula, was opened in 1912, in a building erected in 1871. Hotel guests have been enjoying the sunset at the hotel terrace for decades, which is a unique experience in the early summer.

Triporte bay

Enjoy a beautiful view over the archipelago of Korcula canal

The name Tri Porte is a joint name for three bays situated 7 km southwest from Vela Luka, and they are some of the most beautiful bays in the aquatorium of Vela Luka. From the surrounding hills that are covered with pine forest you can enjoy a beautiful view over the archipelago of the canal of Korcula.

The crystal clean sea, the magnificent underwater world, shades of pine trees and the hospitality of the hosts are surely the reasons way the bays of Tri Porte are a popular site to visit.


Accommodation in Triporte bay

Apartment Maslinjak is on a first floor of our family summer house. It consists of two double bed rooms, one with a two single beds suitable for kids, kitchen with dining space, bathroom, back terrace with a barbecue, front seaside terrace.

Your host offers home made wine, olive oils, small 3 met. boat for a daily trips, also diving tours.

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Blato

Town in the interior of the island of Korcula

With its harmonious urban whole, Blato aroused interest of a number of travelogue writers as early as the 18th century.

The centre of the town features a nice line of lime-trees, stretching for more than 1 km, providing a unique experience in June, when lime-trees are blossoming.

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Vela Luka

Vela Luka developed at the beginning of the 19th century

Vela Luka is the biggest town on the island and is 42 km far away from the town of Korcula. Vela Luka is the oldest and the youngest settlement on the island at the same time. On the hill spilinski rat, Northeast of the village, on about 100 m attitude above sea-level, is the Vela Spila (the big cave) - the most significant pre-historic deposit of Korcula. the rich Neolithic culture of the “Circle of Hvar” (3200 before Christ) communicated over sea with the neighbours of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. The attractive collection of discoveries is exhibited in the Homeland museum in the Palace Franulovic-Repak near the parish church.

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