Of the many islands that dot the Dalmatian coastline, Korcula is certainly one of the most scenic, with crystal clear waters, pine clad hillsides and sun-bleached buildings steeped in history. According to legend, the island was founded by Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC. Even today, the gentle pace of life and historic architecture feels like stepping back in time.
Return to a slower pace of life as you step over the ancient drawbridge at the entrance to Korcula town. Inside the Old Town walls, tradition is still very much alive in this town that dates back over 1000 years. Folk music and ceremonial dances are still performed – keep an eye out for the dramatic traditional Moreska sword dance! Outside of Korcula town find pine forests, secluded coves, and the elusive Croatian sandy beaches in the south of the island, especially near Lumbarda. Wander up the cypress-lined steps of St Anthony’s hill and be rewarded with stunning views of the Korcula archipelago and the picturesque shores of Orebic.
Lesic Dimitri Palace
Originally the Bishop's Palace in the 18th century, Lesic Dimitri Palace has been lovingly restored and now boasts five unique residences, a first class restaurant and a beautiful spa set in the Old Town, moments from Korcula's sandy beaches.