South Adriatic
Island Korcula

Island Korcula

Published: 05.12.2014 u 13:36

Famous German publication Hörzu declared the most beautiful island of Korcula in the world. The island was chosen as the most beautiful after traveling professionals and readers of international travel magazines such as "National Geographic", "Conde Nast Traveler" and "Travel" who in his spare time and was voted the island of Korcula was their first choice.

Central Dalmatian island of Korcula stretches parallel with the nearby mainland west-east direction. Is 46.8 km long with an average width of 5.3 to 7.8 km area of 270 square kilometers and is the sixth largest island in the Adriatic Sea. From the Peljesac peninsula divided by the Peljesac channel, and among them is the smallest distance 1270 m. The island's coastline is 182 km, and the shorelines of the nearby islets another 54 km.

The island of Korcula was inhabited in prehistoric times, and traces of ancient life were discovered in many places. The oldest finds of Neolithic stone knives on the islet Badija near the town of Korcula. Richest and best researched the Neolithic site of Vela cave in Vela Luka.

Tourism is its development on the island of Korcula started at the end of XIX. century. The first public beach is regulated in the town of Korcula in 1904, while the first Korčulan prospect in several languages printed in Vienna in 1914. After II. World War II, the sixties begins on the entire island development of modern tourism: hotels were built, decorated campsites and other tourist and catering facilities.

It is especially significant "health tourism" because of its mild climate, clean air and sea, and medicinal mud at several island locations. Korcula Island represents a unique combination of beautiful nature, centuries-old cultural traditions and history and modern tourism.

Countless beautiful beaches and bays, luxurious hotels and holiday homes, centuries-old olive groves and vineyards, ancient villas and ancient island town that seems to have remained lost in a long past times mothers on the island tourists from all over the world. We invite you to meet and explore the island of Korcula. We are sure that, once you arrive, you will come back again.

Korcula Island is an island of mild and low hills with a lot of internal larger and smaller fields. Untreated areas are mostly filled with trees.

The coastline has a characteristic visual image: green-white-blue, ie. From above green forest, before the sea of white rocks (mrkinte) widths up to 50 m, and then the blue sea.

Such untouched nature is visible in areas Šaknja war, Privala in a multitude of low islands, which is garnished western part of the island.

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