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: 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
Related: Bbqboy’s Guide to Croatia
Some practical info
– Eating. 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).
– Ferry. 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)
– Airbnb. 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.
– Guesthouses. There are no “hotels”in Korčula town but there are a few excellent guesthouses: Guesthouse Franica, Maria’s Place, and Guesthouse Dijana are all recommended.
– Organized Tours from Dubrovnik.
– Time required to see Korčula town. 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). But spending a night, when all the day trippers have left, is worth it.
– Map of Korcula. Click to enlarge (source: Korculainfo)
Like This Article? Pin it!
Ps. If you find our blog helpful, please consider using our links to book your flights, hotels, tours, and car rentals. Have a look at our Travel Resources page.