Welcome to Korčula

Korčula enchants the senses with its timeless beauty and casts an everlasting spell of wonder on those who tread upon its ancient stone.

The Moreška sword dance in Korčula town, as well as the sword dances of Kumpanija and Moštra in Čara, Pupnat and Žrnovo are as much rooted in the history and soul of the island, as are the brotherhoods with bind the community.

Immerse yourself in Korčula's narrow walkways and discover adorned palaces and elegant houses; while in the evening, follow the fading light to reveal a glorious Adriatic sunset.

Korčula is the most densely wooded of the larger Croatian islands, with 61% of its surface forested. The remainder comprises olive groves, vines and other cultivation. Less than 5% is bare rock.

Korčulans are skilled and respected seamen, sailing under Croatian and international flags. Korčula is an important Croatian olive-growing area and its olive oil is one of the island's best known products.

Two thousand five hundred years ago the Greeks named Korčula Korkyra Melaina (Black Korkyra) for its dense Mediterranean vegetation, and the Romans called it Corcyra Nigra. Besides its natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage it has been famous for millennia old tradition of winemaking.