With its mild climate, clean sea water, pure air and mud baths offered in several towns, the island places a special emphasis on health tourism.
Korcula – a gem in the Adriatic Sea
The first people to visit came 20,000 years ago and lived in caves. Since then, all the seafaring nations in the Adriatic have visited the island. Rumour even has it that Marco Polo, one of the first explorers in history, was born here.
The island of Korcula extends 46 kilometres from east to west, and between five and eight kilometres from north to south. On the northern coast are the harbours of Korcula, Banja, Racise, Vrbowica, Babina and Prigradica. On the far west is Vela Luka, the largest bay, which is excellently sheltered by its harbour and also sheltered by green hills to the north and south. With over 2,600 hours of sunshine a year, Vela Luka is the sunniest place in the entire Adriatic Sea.
The island is known for its handcrafts and agriculture, and numerous vineyards and olive groves attest to the intense cultivation of the land. In recent years, tourism has become increasingly important, but Vela Luka is a far cry from an overcrowded tourist destination – guests will discover an island with its social life intact and an infrastructure that the locals also make use of. And with lots of cafés for you to hang out and relax.