2 April 19
Destination | Korčula
The Destination: Korčula Town
The second-most populated island in Croatia, Korčula is home to lush pine forests, award-winning wineries, and a gorgeous old town that has earned it the nickname of ‘The little Dubrovnik’. Once a walled Venetian town, Korčula is the (disputed!) birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. These days the medieval streets are full of excellent wine bars, seafood restaurants and jewellery and souvenir stores. Spend some time wandering the streets, pop into the churches and small town museum, or even climb the bell tower on the main square.
The View: Fortress Cocktail Bar
Finish your day with a sunset cocktail up high in part of the town’s medieval fortifications at Massimo Cocktail Bar. This place is seriously rustic, with access by a ladder and cocktails delivered up the side of the fortress by a pulley system. The view of the old town and across to the Pelješac peninsula from here is simply stunning.
The Drink: Wine
The island of Korčula and the neighbouring Pelješac peninsula are famous for wine, and Bokar Wine Bar is the perfect place to learn a little about some of the famous grapes from this region over a wine tasting. Pull up a stool beside an old wine barrel, and sip on some superb Plavac Mali (red – think big berry and pepper flavours) or perhaps a Pošip (white – light bodied, balanced, aromatic).
The Food: By the sea, of course
Location is everything in Korcula, and our tip is to choose one of the waterfront eateries for lunch or dinner. Sit under the beautiful pine trees, and enjoy the sea views and breeze. Dalmatian cuisine has a long history of Italian influence, and many of the restaurants here offer the perfect setting for a relaxed pizza or pasta.
The Experience: Water Polo
The island of Korcula is famous for water polo, with the sport being popular here since the 1920s. Once a year the town still holds their historic tournament between players from the four traditional neighbourhoods. Within a short walk from the old town you will find the water polo club, and most days you will find a local team practicing here or a match in progress.
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