Incredibly photogenic Korčula Town through Spanky’s eyes (Croatia)

I have an admission to make:  Lissette is the better photographer than I am. I do the selection/editing of photos that I’ll use for the blog and on any given post she can she probably take credit for about 60% of the photos. Then I looked at our recent photos from Korčula. Well, I’ve ended up using all her photos because mine stink in comparison. Hence the title above.

Korčula Town is nicknamed “Little Dubrovnik” – like Dubrovnik it has fortress walls and towers lining the exterior of the town, with palaces, churches, and beautiful squares in the interior. With the backdrop of sea and mountains it is incredibly photogenic.We stayed there for a long weekend (3 night, 2 full days) but honestly you don’t need more than a full day maximum to see Korčula town (I’ll have more information at the bottom of this post). But even at that it’s worth a visit for its history and beauty.

Lots of photos below, all by Spanky. 

Above: The Land Gate and Revelin Tower – one of the prettiest entrances to an old town anywhere in Croatia.

Above: Inside the Land Gate is a Stjepan Radic Square. There you’ll see a small church (St.Michael’s church) and the Town Hall.

Above and Below: The Land Gate/Revelin Tower


Above: Views across the Peljesac Channel towards the mainland.

Above: St. Mark’s Cathedral on St. Mark’s Square (right smack in the middle of the peninsula that is Korčula town). You can climb the bell tower. St. Mark’s Square is the biggest square in town.

Above: Another church, flag, and the town museum- all on St. Mark’s Square. 

Above: Views of the harbour from the fort walls.

Above: stairs and fountain.

Above: the streets in Korčula all converge at the center (St. Mark’s square). This is a typical street.

Above: Views of Korčula from the hill above town.

Above: Sunset behind Sveti Nicola monastery.

Above: Looking into the old town at the Land Gate. You can see the belltower of St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Above:  Stjepan Radic Square at night.

Above: Spanky made friends with local resident/fisherman who showed her how to clean fish.

Above: Cannon looking out over the channel.


Above: St.Michael’s church on Stjepan Radic Square

Above: Tons of detail everywhere…

Above and below: More views of the Land gate and Revelin Tower


Above: Zakrjan (Berim) Tower

Above and below: Sunset views


Some practical info

– We found that restaurants in Korčula were expensive, with prices similar to those found in Dubrovnik. (example: 95 kuna for an Octopus Salad as a starter and 160 kuna for Tuna steak main course). Ridiculous. We ended up buying groceries and cooking in the apartment – there’s a Konzum just outside the old town and there was a large Tommy up the hill (where prices are better).
– Check the Jadrolinija schedule for ferries to Korčula town. The town has a small pier and there are no car ferries, only catamarans which take about 2 ½ hours from Split with a stop in Hvar Town along the way. If you’re coming with a car, the car ferry goes to the town of Vela Luca at the other end of the island. You can also get to Korčula town from Dubrovnik by bus and ferry (about 3 hours)
–  We stayed in this airbnb apartment which was a great deal ($52 CAD or about $40 US/night in early October. It will be more in summer). If you haven’t used Airbnb yet, sign up here and save $45 CAD (or equivalent) on your 1st stay.
– Time required. You can basically walk the town in a couple of hours. It’s small. In a full-day you can explore it in depth including visiting the cathedral, climbing the bell tower, and seeing the town museum (and the Marco Polo museum if you really believe the story about him being from Korčula).
– Map of Korcula. Click to enlarge (source: Korculainfo)


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  1. it really does look a lot like Dubrovnik. But the stones look to be crumbling a bit more. which i rather like. splendid photos indeed!
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    • Frank (bbqboy) says:

      Thanks so much Andy. Yes, Dubrovnik has actually been over-restored in places. At least it still looks real in Korcula…

  2. Great job Spanky! :-). This is truly a beautiful place. Just makes you want to visit and stay a spell. My favorite is the sunset behind the monastery.

  3. Very “italian” town. We visited it during our sailing along the Adriatic coast of Croatia some years ago.
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  4. Spanky has a good eye for photo composition, great colection here. I love the pictures of the red roofs and views of the city from the hill top, perfectly framed with the church at the far end. Great work Spanky😄

  5. Wonderful photos – great job, Spanky! I love the one of all the red-roofed buildings.

  6. I get guilty when I look at your photos, I have so seen so little of Croatia. Need to explore more. Thanks for sharing these.
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  7. I love your photos of Korcula town. Many of the old architecture is there and it has so much character. Its not a big place looking at the map, and I would visit for a day if I can.
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  8. Korcula is the definition of charming and picturesque and Spanky’s photos are marvelous. The town looks likes an amateur photographers delight and an amazing destination for any traveler. I especially liked the attention to the details on many of the buildings but ‘the big picture’ is equally impressive. It’s hard to pick a favorite pic but I loved the one framed by the arch of the steps climbing up and the bike. Not knowing where the steps lead is so much of what makes the photo appealing. Lovely!
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  9. Looks like a nice stop to put on my list. I was wondering about cost of food, so was happy that at the end you included that. Holy cow, that’s expensive. I normally buy my food from market stands or the grocery store. It’s always a nice treat now and then to eat at a restaurant, but not at that price.

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