Along the Dalmatian coast at the east shore of Adriatic Sea, there is a stretch of archipelago comprised of hundreds of islands and islets. The coast offers quite an extensive list of tourism destinations, and the Korcula Island certainly sits at the top of that list. If Korcula Island is you next stop, here are some of the best things to do to spend your time there.
Wine Tasting Tour
It would take about half a day to complete the sightseeing tour which also includes a stop for wine tasting in the Lumbarda village. Before you get the chance to spoil all your senses of taste, however, the tour will take you to the Old Town where medieval architectures are still well-preserved. When your sightseeing tour is filled with the treat of ancient settlements combined with green vineyards, it could never go wrong. As a matter of fact, some of the best wines in Croatia are produced from the grapes that grow around Lumbarda village. And if the weather approves, the Pupnatska Bay is always there waiting to welcome you with its pristine view. Sightseeing tour with wine tasting in Korcula Island starts at $100.
Yacht Excursion to Mljet Island
On a luxurious yacht, it takes about 30 minutes to go from Korcula to Mljet. Korcula Island delivers one special kind of tourism, and Mljet can only make it better. Mljet has two salt sea lakes and 12th Benedictine Monastery. Yacht excursion comes with snorkeling, dining on the island, and hiking activities as well. It costs around $137; national park entrance fee in Mljet is included.
Mountain Bike Tour
The city streets in Korcula Island are best ways to absorb the pleasant local atmosphere with the locals. Pedaling through Lumbarda village on gravel roads allows you to consume the entire green landscapes vineyards and groves along the way. If wine tasting is too hard to decline, make a stop at one of the local wineries and have a go. At the end of the journey, go visit a sandy beach and embrace the friendly waves. Mountain bike tour in Korcula Island costs about $62 only.
Korcula Island gives you the chance to experience a real close encounter with the nature. One of the most exciting ways to achieve that is by snorkeling. Small islets around the main island are great starting points to get to the most ideal snorkeling spots where you can see various fish species through crystal clear water. A guide can take you to a ship wreck if you want. Let us not forget that snorkeling adventure also includes fine delicacies consisting of caviar and white wine. It starts at around $84 with all the additional treats.
If snorkeling is not enough, you’ll be pleased to know that you can combine it with a buggy adventure. A 2-seater buggy offers an intimate fun excursion across the off-road of Korcula Island. Snorkel gear is included in case you want to make a stop or two to see the underwater wildlife. It starts at $75, but possibly more if you include food and drinks in the tour.
Popularly known for its vineyards and old-world architectures, tourism in the island is actually sprinkled with much more relaxed ambiance thanks to friendly enjoyable local atmosphere and leisure close-to-the nature adventures. And oufcourse there are many hotels in Korčula for you to choose that will make your vacation enjoyable and unforgettable.