Explore the sheer majesty of this historical island on a tour taking in the very best highlights. On this memorable trip, you’ll discover the beautiful Old town, visit the famed Marco Polo Museum and enjoy the full range of cultural and gastronomic delights this island has to offer.
Commonly referred to as a “miniature Croatia”, it’s been said that Korcula encompasses the very best this country has to offer. From its glorious vineyards, plentiful olive groves and sleepy hamlets, to its dense woodland, sandy beaches and peaceful coves, this is undoubtedly one of the Adriatic’s most stunning destinations.
The island of Korcula is particularly renowned for its history, with a turbulent past stretching back over 2000 years. A former Greek colony, the island fought for centuries to resist various sieges. It has survived remarkably intact and its well-preserved buildings provide a fascinating living monument. The local population also takes great pride in their island’s heritage and culture. You’ll find that age-old traditions such as the Moreška sword dance are still upheld in the numerous religious and folk festivities that adorn the calendar.
Korcula is also renowned for its wines, with one of Croatia’s best wines being produced from the pošip grapes that grow on the island. Around Lumbarda – where our villa is located – the grk grape is also used to produce a top quality dry white wine. This excursion includes a trip to two of the island’s most renowned wineries, along with plenty of tastings.
Korcula’s most popular attraction is its Old town, often referred to as the “Little Dubrovnik” owing to its gleaming orange rooftops, majestic stone walls and round defense towers. The town is compact but contains many beautifully preserved squares, churches and palaces which date from the early 13th century. One of Korcula’s main claims to fame is as the birthplace of the intrepid explorer Marco Polo, and you’ll have the chance to view the house where he’s said to have resided and to learn more about his life and travels in the dedicated museum.
Korcula hotels guests: Pick up at Your Hotel Reception or at Korčula town East pier / by the KONZUM -grocery shop and korcula adventures agency/
Orebić and half island Pelješac guests: pick up by the Hotel ORSAN Pier/jetty by the seaside
Lumbarda Hotels guests: Pick up by the Lumbarda center Tourist board office
Every Day 10.00 AM
Private Transfer from your Hotels or Port in premium Mercedes Benz van
Private Tour of Korcula old town with your official tour guide, visit of Marco Polo House, St Marco Cathedral and Museum of Icons
Visit of Biggest settlement on island a Village Blato and Etno Museum Barilo.
Visit of Winery Toretta in Smokvica village and wine tasting
Visit of Pupnatska luka Bay for picture taking and swimming* (*Seasonal / swimming season is from May-September)
Mediterranean light lunch included on our private family estate
Transfer back to Hotels or Ports