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Korcula: Semi-Submarine Tour

1. Korcula: Semi-Submarine Tour

Enjoy an adventure on a semi-submersible boat, immersed in nearly 1.5 meters of water in Korcula. This unique vessel offers a pleasant and safe tour and is ideal for adults and children of all ages. It remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, is 1.5 meters (5 feet) below the surface. Through your own personal viewing window, you can watch an abundance of marine life. Since you can leave the cabin and walk on the deck at any time, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of the historical old town of Korcula on top of the boat. The crew is very experienced and friendly. Join this incredible journey on a semi-submarine vehicle for a closer look at the magical underwater world. Gain a better understanding of the significance of the sea environment.

Peljesac Peninsula & Korcula Island Day-Trip from Dubrovnik

2. Peljesac Peninsula & Korcula Island Day-Trip from Dubrovnik

Your sightseeing starts as soon as you depart from Dubrovnik when your tour takes a short break on the Dubrovnik Bridge for a scenic view of the town. You will then continue along the Adriatic Coast, learning about various points of interest along the route. When you reach Ston you will enjoy sightseeing and free time. Ston is famous for its old salt flats and for having the second longest city walls in the world (after the Chinese walls). After sightseeing free time, the tour continues towards Orebić. Along the way, you will take in the panoramic scenery of the famous vineyards of Peljesac peninsula. Discover beautiful countryside and old settlements while listening to commentary on the wineries of Peljesac and on the area's mussel-breeding. In Orebić the tour boards the boat to Korčula. The island of Korčula presents a unique contact with the beautiful nature, and a thousand-year-old cultural tradition and history. You will have an opportunity to visit the birth house of Marco Polo, the church of St. Marco and many other monuments. Return to Orebić by boat and proceed to Potomje. Upon arrival in Potomje you will visit one of the most famous Croatian wineries. Your tasting will include famous wines as well as domestic brandy and liquors in the company of an expert from the winery. The tour returns to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

Lumbarda: Sunset Kayak Tour

3. Lumbarda: Sunset Kayak Tour

An evening kayaking your starting from Tatinja Bay in Lumbarda. After meeting your guide and completing a 20 minute safety briefing and training session in the sea you will begin with the tour. You will visit an island famous for its quarrying history, and another one which is a home to a beautiful monastery from the 14th century complete with beautiful wild deer roaming around. After that you will paddle to the most beautiful sunset spot in the area to enjoy the calming red sun dropping into the sea. Whilst enjoying the sunset you will be able to enjoy some amazing homemade white wine called GRK that can only be found in the Lumbarda region, whilst snacking on homemade canape sandwiches complete with cheese and salted anchovies.

From Dubrovnik: Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting

4. From Dubrovnik: Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting

Korčula’s records of time date back to the Neolithic period. Legend says that Korčula was home to the beautiful Greek mythology hero – Korkyra. It is even said that Korčula is named after her. These days Korčula presents a combination of stunning nature and impressive history. It is known for beautiful beaches and it is even called “Croatian Santorini”. Korčula counts thousands of years of culture, history, and tradition! Hundred years old olive trees, vineyards, fruit and vegetable productions assure you that you will eat good and local food in Korčula. Memories on the great Croatian singer Oliver Dragojević, who was born in Korčula, keep lovely Dalmatian music and atmosphere on every step. Highlights of the tour: On the way from Dubrovnik first stop is Ston where you get to enjoy a cup of morning coffee. In an hour of free time in Ston you can walk the narrow streets, see the walls of Ston or meet some of the local shellfish farmers. While passing the salt pans, we continue to Orebić, where we cross the Pelješac channel to reach the island. On the way from Orebić to Korčula you get to enjoy the views on surfers and kiters! Once you get to the island, you first do a short tour of the city, followed by three hours of free time. In the free time you can enjoy the colorful, charming streets, go for a swim in the crystal clear sea or enjoy the local cuisine. On the way back, we make a stop in one of the Pelješac wine shops where you get to try excellent local wines. You can buy some souvenirs, even wine, and after all, enjoy the beautiful ride through the wine region back to Dubrovnik.

Lumbarda: Half-Day Kayaking and History Tour

5. Lumbarda: Half-Day Kayaking and History Tour

A tour to explore history and nature through a kayaking experience around the little islands in front of Lumbarda. Your stops will include some of the old quarries dating from Antiquity to later ones on Vrnik which are a testimony to the continuity and tradition of quarrying until this very day. Your next stop will be an old Franciscan monastery on island Badija which had a turbulent past but managed to maintain it's beauty throughout the years. Throughout the duration of the tour, you will be able to stop for relaxation and swimming breaks dependent on the groups wishes.

Island of Korcula Day Tour from Dubrovnik

6. Island of Korcula Day Tour from Dubrovnik

Marco Polo has a vast historical heritage traveling more than 15'000 miles and inspiring generations pioneers to discover unknown lands. Other explorers before him had changed the geography of the world – Marco Polo changed its history. Interestingly, many sources suggest that Korčula is the town, where he was born around 1254! The island of Korčula undoubtedly holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands. It is full of legends, tales and monuments - more so than any other island in the Adriatic sea. Once we arrived on the island, we will start our day trip, by discovering the picturesque old town of Korcula, the main town of the Island. It is a unique experience to walk in the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces, of what is considered to be one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers, the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city. After our sightseeing trip in the old town of Korcula, you will have some free time for lunch. After lunch, you shouldn't miss out swimming in the crystal clear water of the island's the beautiful beaches. On our way back to Dubrovnik, we will make a stop in one of the well known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula, in order to sample some of the excellent local wine.

Korčula: Hiking Tour of Pelješac Peninsula with Boat Ride

7. Korčula: Hiking Tour of Pelješac Peninsula with Boat Ride

The Pelješac Peninsula seems barely connected to the mainland. Situated in the extreme south of Croatia, surrounded by islands and the sea, it can be easily confused for an island. Or even for a mountain range rising from under the sea. This hiking tour starts with a boat - you’ll cross the channel from Korčula to Kučište, a small village on the Pelješac Peninsula that will surprise you with its big houses. At the end of the village, you’ll start to climb a flight of steep steps between houses and their colourful gardens, then, further on, you’ll come out onto the main road. After a little bit of the asphalt – sorry, there is no other way – you’ll continue on a narrow path that gains height steadily through the arid rocky landscape. The path leads to Bilopolje hamlet, offering magnificent views across to Korčula Town. From here, you’ll follow a wide dirt road to reach the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels. If you look backwards – a rugged mountain, if you look forwards – a captivatingly beautiful coastline, and now take a look downwards – woods of pine trees and cypresses… – this all comes together in this hiking tour. The hiking tour continues in the direction of the Church of Our Lady of Carmen. You'll passe vineyards enclosed by dry stone walls… and the last part of this hike includes a smooth descent towards Orebić, a town of sea captains. There, you'll catch a public boat to return to Korčula Town.

From Dubrovnik: Guided Tour of Pelješac & Korčula

8. From Dubrovnik: Guided Tour of Pelješac & Korčula

Embark on a guided tour through the Croatian coastline to Ston and Orebić. Enjoy a boat ride to Korčula. Stop at the Pelješac peninsula for wine tasting. Begin your journey with a scenic drive along the coast to Pelješac peninsula. Stop for a short break in Ston, a place known for its saltworks and the second-longest city walls in the world. Make your way from Ston towards Orebić. From Orebić, set sail to Korčula. Surrounded by dark pine forests, this magnificent island was called Korkyra Melaina (Black Korčula) by ancient Greek settlers. Visit its main settlement, a stunning medieval walled town. Enjoy free time to explore the magnificent Island of Korčula. In addition to all the beautiful views, you will also enjoy the absolute best of Croatia's wines. On the way back to Dubrovnik, stop at Pelješac peninsula. Here, visit local wineries. Taste a selection of the region’s finest wines. Soak in views of rocky ridges and sweeping valleys.

Korčula: Healing Nature Walking Tour With Honey Tasting

9. Korčula: Healing Nature Walking Tour With Honey Tasting

This is a walk through a forest with gorgeous views over the Old Town. You’ll be carried away to an oasis of peace and quiet, you’ll intoxicate yourself with oxygen, and you’ll do something that your health will thank you for. The walk is not demanding, and it will be led by a tourist guide who is a nature enthusiast. First, you’ll walk along the sea leaving the town behind. Then you’ll walk under the shade of pine trees leaving the asphalt behind. And lastly, you will not walk – you’ll just sit on a stone and chat, with the song of cicadas in the background. In the forest, on a hill, you’ll be surprised by the Forteca tower, built at the beginning of the 19th century by the British. A little further on, you’ll discover Naplov, a clearing formely used for collecting rainwater. The 101 step ascent to St. Antony Hill, is lined with cypresses, and will reward you with a beautiful view over Korčula’s archipelago. The icing, or rather the honey on the cake will be meeting a local beekeeper, where you’ll peek into a full beehive, and hear about the sweet curiosities of the bees’ life. Of course, you’ll get to know how honey is made, what propolis is, and who royal jelly is produced for…

Dubrovnik: Day Tour to Korčula

10. Dubrovnik: Day Tour to Korčula

On this tour, experience how the past and the present become one on the magnificent island of Korčula, which has been populated since prehistoric times. After departing from Dubrovnik, make your first stop in Ston a historic fortified town surrounded by the 2nd longest wall in the world, first mentioned in the 13th century. The town layout is famous for its herringbone pattern, which allows air to circulate through the streets, but protects the town from strong winds. Learn about how building outside the city walls was forbidden until the 18th-century. Next head to the Korcula Old Town to experience an ancient culture and admire views of the crystal clear sea and sunny beaches. Take a chance to see the Cathedral of St. Mark, probably the most important building in the Korcula Old Town. It is built in Gothic-Renaissance style, completed in the 15th-century in the place of another church from the 13th-century. Find out how the church was built by local masters and craftsman of stone masonry who were well known in the Renaissance and Baroque era. During the tour, you will have the chance to taste fresh oysters from the sea, and sample some of the finest local wines at a winery. 

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What people are saying about Korčula

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Driver/guide Marin very knowledgeable and informative, great personality and goodwill which made the trip interesting and enjoyable. Each element of the schedule was well chosen, and Marin kept on schedule throughout. Highly recommended

Incredible tour with Boris - one of the best we have ever done. Really informative when it came to kayaking as well as the history of the islands. Loved kayaking around to four islands and learnt so much. Would highly, highly recommend

Boris was really engaging throughout, explaining the geography, history and culture of the area. The equipment was also good. The small group size - 6 in our case - made it all very personal. We were very pleased all round.

Damir was an excellent and very knowledgeable driver, a true gentleman. My teenagers and I had a great time.

Excellent guide tom Beautiful island Thank you so much