Cruise Port Atlas | Korcula, Croatia Map | Location

Korcula, Croatia Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Korcula: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, SeaDream Yacht Club, Cunard, Holland America

Key Attractions: Korcula, St. Marks Cathedral, Korcula City Walls, Korcula City Museum, Marco Polo Home, Icon Museum, Moreska Sword Dance, Pelgesac peninsula, Orebic, Ston, Trstenik, Skoji Islands, Korcula Archipelago, Badija, Franciscan Monastery, Vrnik, Lumbarda, Radcisce, Smokvica, Blato, Vela Luka, Brna, Mljet Natural Park, Hvar

Korcula is the most central of the Dalmatian islands and therefore has easy access to much of Dalmatia via ferry, high-speed catamaran and water taxies. Though less focused on tourism than Hvar, Korcula's old walled city is a smaller, less crowded version of Dubrovnik. It sits on a small rocky peninsula surrounded by an impressive wall with several defensive towers. St. Mark's Cathedral and the Rector's Palace come to us from the same Venetian era of the Renaissance when the towns of the Adriatic trade routes developed rich cultural traditions. Just off the west coast of Korcula are several small islands in the Skoji chain that have beautiful beaches, a Franciscan Monastery and lots of opportunities for connecting with nature in and out of the water. On Korcula itself are a number of seaside and inland towns and villages, such as Smokvica and Vela Luka, that offer a homey authenticity and great island views, along with some excellent local wines. The Peljesac Peninsula is long and narrow like its island neighbors and offers the historic port of Orebic and the salt ponds and oyster beds of Ston. The National Park on the smaller island of Mljet is accessible on tours that provide opportunities to see Dalmatian nature in an unspoiled state. For those who want to see the Dalmatian coast's version of St. Tropez, with yachts and seafront villas, a trip to Hvar can be arranged.

Local Currency: Croatian kuna (HRK) | Current exchange rates at xe.com

Primary Language: Croatian

Secondary Languages: Other languages are not commonly spoken.

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Old Korcula with Orebic across the channel by Cord Walter

Geography and Population

The island of Korcula is roughly equidistant from Dubrovnik and Split and, like the other islands in the Dalmatian archipelago, is a long narrow island running east to west with an impressive mountain range running like a spine through its center. Korcula Island has a population of just over 16,000 with almost 3,000 living in Korcula Town and roughly 4,000 in each of the other significant towns of Blato and Vela Luka.

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How Far?

Taxis information is still under research.

From To Distance Average Time Fare
Korcula Ferry Berth Split Airport   3 hours Private transfer - 75 Euros; Ferry to city - 55 HRK
Korcula Ferry Berth Dubrovnik Airport   2 hours 35 minutes Private transfer - 225 Euros
Korcula Ferry Berth Orebic   30 minutes Ferry - 12 HRK
Korcula Ferry Berth Mljet   30-60 minutes Private round-trip tour - 250 HRK
Korcula Ferry Berth Hvar   60 minutes Ferry - 33 HRK
Cruise Berth and Tender Berth Old Town Attractions 0.1 - 0.5 KM 1 - 5 minutes walk  
Korcula (town) Lumbarda 6.5 KM 12 minutes  
Korcula (town) Racisce 13 KM 18 minutes  
Korcula (town) Pupnatska Bay 11 KM 15 minutes  
Korcula (town) Smokvica 26 KM 32 minutes  
Korcula (town) Brna 31 KM 39 minutes  
Korcula (town) Blato 35 KM 29 minutes  
Korcula (town) Vela Luka 42 KM 47 minutes  
Orebic Trstenik 26 KM 30 minutes  
Orebic Ston 58 KM 61 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Ulica 59, 20260, Korcula, 1.8 KM, 4 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

HVB Splitska Banka d.d., Plokata 19. travnja 1921, Korcula, 0.4 KM, 4 minute walk
OTP BANKA HRVATSKA d.d, Plokata 19. travnja 1921, Korcula, 0.4 KM, 4 minute walk

Post Office

Ulica 59, 20260, Korcula, 1.8 KM, 4 minutes

Port and Berths

Small Ship and Tender Berth - Obala Vinka Paletina, 20260, Korcula
GPS - 42.960254, 17.136476

Photo of the Adriatic off Korcula by PJL