Korcula Town This typical medieval Dalmatian town is the center of interest on the sleepy, peaceful island of Korcula. The town center has grown beyond the traditional walled town into a small business area with many restaurants, shops, and café bars just outside the town’s main entrance. Also within easy walking distance of the town center are several small beaches, a bus stop, and a harbor where ferries from the mainland arrive.
Positives: a lovely place to spend a few relaxing days with lots of restaurants and café bars; lots of local flair during the summer with daily traditional music concerts and many art galleries; a good jumping-off point to explore the rest of the island by car.
Drawbacks: as with most walled towns, parking is limited during the busy summer months; the island’s best beaches are located on other parts of the island; the walled town can be noisy during the summer season.
Lumbarda Lying on the eastern end of the island of Korcula, this stunning locale is known for its well-manicured vineyards, olive fields, and perfect red sand beaches. The Lumbarda area is home to the famous Grk wine and a few family-run restaurants serving only homemade culinary treats such as smoked ham and fresh fish from the sea. The quaint village center is just 7 km’s from Korcula town, making trips to the daily market or dinner in one of Korcula’s many restaurants easily managed by public bus or car.
Positives: stunning scenery; great beaches; water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling are readily available; most accommodations offer parking.
Drawbacks: guests must take the public bus or have a car to reach Korcula Town.