Gulet Charter in Korcula
One of the most popular travel destinations on Croatia’s South Dalmatian coast, the island of Korcula (pronounced Kor-chu-la) is also one of the greenest. For this reason alone, we highly recommend a Gulet Charter in Korcula, but let us tell you more.
The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korcula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide. This island is known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Korcula for this reason.
The main resorts are Korcula Town (people call it “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses), Vela Luka and Lumbarda. There are also smaller towns and villages dotted around on the island for those looking for more secluded hotspots on disembarking your Gulet and exploring.
Korcula is one of Croatia’s most treasured islands although, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, not quite as popular as some of its slightly more northern counterparts, such as Brac and Hvar. This may be because the island is a little further away to get to, and some of the most convenient ferry services to the island only run in summer.
On one hand, of course, this is somewhat of a shame as the sheer beauty of this island is not to be missed.But on the other hand, this means you have fewer crowds to manage and can enjoy the island more during your Gulet Charter in Korcula.
Unsurprisingly, given it is the main town on the island, you’ll find that the majority of opportunities for sightseeing on Korcula take place in Korcula Town. As we’ve mentioned, the town is known as a “mini-Dubrovnik” because its Old Town is similar.
One of Korcula’s more unusual claims to fame is that it was the birthplace of Marco Polo. To this end, you will find numerous places and things named after him, and you can even visit his supposed house.
Another thing to be sure to see, when enjoying time away from your privateGulet, is the most famous ritual of Korcula, the Moreska sword dance. Meaning “Moorish”, the dance used to depict the battle between the Moors and the Christians, although today is shown as a battle between a White King or Emperor and his followers, and the Black King or Emperor, who kidnapped the bride of the White King.it is well worth a watch, and as you wander the pretty streets of the old town you are sure to catch a performance or two.
Once you have had your fill of the culture and history the island has to offer, why not take time away from your Gulet Charter in Korcula to enjoy a more relaxing pace. The area offers warm sea, lot of sun and lovely beaches. There are several beaches around the old town and numerous more around the island for you to enjoy before you head back to enjoy the luxury of your own private Gulet.
There is no airport on the island, so you will need to fly to either Split or Dubrovnik and then make your way to Korcula accordingly. The island is fairly easily accessible from the Croatian mainland by various ferries and we can assist you with this. Get in touch today.