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Korčula made for you

Discover the beauty of Korčula with a private journey designed just for you

Marco Polo's forested island

Christened “Black Corfu” by the homesick ancient Greeks who first settled here, Korčula has long been known for her dense and lush pine-woods and is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic sea. Lying just off the Dalmatian coast stretching parallel with the nearby mainland, the island is also one of Croatia‘s most populous, its woodlands and vineyards bordered by sleepy hamlets and dreamlike fishing villages.

The main town on the island, also called Korčula, rests on a small peninsula connected with the island by a narrow isthmus. It’s reminiscent of Dubrovnik as a typically-picturesque walled city with medieval round defensive towers and terracotta-roofed houses. In essence a market town, it’s the birthplace of the legendary traveller and writer Marco Polo whose museum shares space amongst the tangled marble alleyways with St. Mark’s Cathedral, an abundance of artisanal shops and fine seafood restaurants.

The island’s uniquely green interior is rich in oak, pine, cypress, vineyards, and olive groves and can be discovered on foot or by bike. Along the heavily indented coast, numerous tiny and secluded beaches and bays look out onto uninhabited islands. The northern bays of Zrnovska Banja and Vrbovica feature small pebble beaches that drift into clear Adriatic waters while the southern coast of the island boasts splendid sandy strands such as Plaza Przina. Leave some time to explore the island’s smaller towns and fishing villages such as Lumbarda and you won’t be disappointed – this quaint village is surrounded by the vineyards that make Korčula’s famous Grk wines.


Visit the Marco Polo Museum and St. Mark’s Cathedral in Korčula Town

Discover the island’s green interior on foot or by bike

Explore the numerous tiny and secluded beaches and bays found along the coast

Swim, snorkel and dive in the crystal clear Adriatic sea

Examine ancient Greek and Roman artefacts

Taste Korčula’s famous Grk wines

The island of Mljet and its National Park is easily visited from Korčula

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Kate Herz

Senior Travel Designer

Luxury Accommodation in Croatia

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Lesic Dimitri Palace
Described as a Mediterranean medieval masterpiece, the Lesic Dimitri Palace is a charming boutique hotel occupying an 18th century bishop’s palace in the heart of historic Korcula. It’s also a Relais and Chateaux property, meaning that you can be guaranteed exquisite service and a highly personalised, luxury stay. Composed of the main palace and five adjacent cottages, Lesic Dimitri Palace has been designed to echo Marco Polo’s travels on the Silk Road. Sublimely imagined by Thai designer Attauyut Piravinich, the Palace’s five residences are individually decorated in the style of a particular region. Each one-to-three-bedroom residence is self-contained and equipped with a fully-fitted kitchen, plasma screens with satellite TV in every room, an iPod dock, and iPads, board games, and DVDs for guests to borrow. Enjoy meals overlooking the sparkling Adriatic and the Korcula archipelago at the terrace hotel and bar, and take some time to relax at the spa where a team of Thai therapists offer a treatment list with influences from the Silk Road, Thailand, and the Mediterranean. Venture outside, and you’ll find that you’re steps from Marco Polo’s house and the old cathedral within the Old Town wall. The stone-paved Zakrjan Beach is also just a short stroll, while a pebbly beach can be found nearby the Old Town and the charming sandy beach in Lumbarda Village is within striking distance. Lesic Dimitri Palace also has a private yacht that can be rented per hour or per day to take you to the numerous coves and beaches of Korcula Island and Peljesac Peninsula.
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