Middle Dalmatia’s true gem, Korčula is located on the eastern side of Split Bay. It is bordered by Brač Island from the north, and by Korčula Island and the sea from the south. You can learn about the weather you can expect when yachting on Korčula Island, and we will also help you with useful tips on how to make a one or two weeks long yachting trip.
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Location of Korčula
The picturesque Korčula is the sixth-largest island of the Adriatic. It is located in Dubrovnik-Neretva county, in Dalmatia, on the southernmost part of Croatia. The Pelješac Channel separates it from the Pelješac peninsula.
History of Korčula
According to a legend, the island of Korčula was discovered by Antenor, a Troyan hero. It was populated even in the Middle and Neolithic periods. The archaeological findings at Vela Spila, ‘The Great Cave’ also manifest this. During the long history of the island, among others, it was under Illyrian, Greek, Roman, Venetian and Austrian reign as well. The cultural heritage of these nations can be detected all over Korčula. The island’s beauty is also underlined by the fact that Poseidon, the god of the sea, gave the island to Kerkyra, the wonderful nymph.
It is another interesting fact that due to the thick black pine woods of the Greek settled down here in the 4th century it is also called ‘Black Corfu’. What is more, its other name is ‘Mini Dubrovnik’ as it looks like Dubrovnik, one of the most popular Croatian cities. Mainly tourism, agriculture, wine, olive and vegetable production contribute to the income of the town of Korčula.
Climate of Korčula
Korčula has a really mild Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in July is 26.9 °C. Regarding winds, the mistral blows in the summer whereas Jugo, bora and tramontana in the winter. Are you crazy about swimming or other water sports? The average temperature of the Adriatic Sea in August is 25.3 °C.
Main sights in Korčula
If you love hiking, definitely visit the Vela Spila Cave above the Vela Luka bay. Or are you wondering about visiting interesting monuments? The main sights of Korčula are the Gothic-Renaissance Saint Mark Cathedral and the assumed home of Marco Polo.
Gastronomy of Korčula
The South-Dalmatian cuisine is primarily known for using ingredients like fish, sea fruit, vegetables and excellent quality olive oil. If you happen to sail around, do not forget to try Croatia’s best wines produced here. We highly recommend Grk and Pošip.
Beaches in Korčula
Vela Pržina (Lumbarda)
Vela Pržina is one of Croatia’s most popular beaches. It lies on the southern part of Korčula, in Lumbarda. There are cabins, sun umbrellas and sunbeds on its sandy shore. Moreover, we need to mention the great restaurants and bars with cool drinks.
Bilin Žal (Lumbarda)
A part of its shore is concrete ideal for pleasant strolls besides sunbathing. Besides Vela Pržina, Bilin Žal is also fairly popular by families with children. Owing to its crystal-clear water and the rich underwater world it is a great spot for diving. For gourmets, the restaurant beside the beach offers fish specialities.
The pebbled Banje is Korčula‘s oldest beach. Both tourists and locals prefer it. We highly recommend this beach providing many facilities for families with children.
Istruga Beach (Brna)
Istruga is near the settlement of Brna. It has a sandy shore where pine trees around the beach provide shade for tourists. Furthermore, there is a lovely beach volleyball court nearby. Although if you are rather keen on gastronomy, visit the restaurant nearby offering home-made sea specialities.
Rent a boat in Korčula
The island is an excellent starting-off point for sailing around further South-Dalmatian settlements and breath-taking islands. Get to know Korčula and the mooring sites of its vicinity.
Marina Vela Luka
The marina on the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The yacht pier is right next to the refuelling station. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka.
ACI Marina Korčula
The marina provides 159 berths for yachts below 45 metres. The depth is 5 m. There are Wi-Fi, laundry, a petrol station and a garage repairing yachts. Furthermore, bars and restaurants await their guests. Information about sailing in Korčula, or Korčula boat hire
The marina lying in Lumbarda Bay is surrounded by a splendid natural environment. 115 yachts have free space here in total with a maximum length of 25-30 metres. The depth is 8 m. There is a water supply, electricity, shower rooms, bars and restaurants. As you would expect, it is open all year round.
The small marina in the southern part of the Korčula island is about 27 km from the old town of Korčula on the West. If you are pondering about eating out, go to the lovely restaurant by sea.
The marina of the largest town of the Pelješac Peninsula has 220 berths for yachts up to 12 m. The depth is 2 m. As the large pier is for ferries and small passenger ships, you need to find another place for mooring. Information about sailing in Orebic, or rent a boat in Orebic
Lovište lies in the wonderful bay of the Pelješac Peninsula in the Northwest. The marina provides 20 berths for yachts below 20 metres. Boatmen prefer this place for its tasty Dalmatian fish dishes.
Porto Rosso Marina
The marina of the Lastovo island provides 30 berths for yachts below 60 metres. The depth is 1.8-10 m. There is a water supply, electricity, Wi-Fi, laundry and healthcare services.
If you are bound to ship towards Korčula, do not miss out its fascinating holiday resorts! Orebić, Vela Luka, Biševo island, Vis, Stari Grad, Sućuraj and Lovište are all waiting for you. Read about Korčula island sailing routes or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Korčula. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Korčula shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Korčula shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula) – Orebić 3, 72 km (2, 31 mi), Day 2. Orebić – Vela Luka 53, 84 km (33, 45 mi), Day 3. Vela Luka – Biševo-island (Porat) 62, 14 km (38, 61 mi), Day 4. Biševo-island – Vis (Marina Vis) 26, 16 km (16, 25 mi), Day 5. Vis – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 36, 41 km (22, 62 mi), Day 6. Stari Grad – Sućuraj
61, 22 km (38, 04 mi), Day 7. Sućuraj – Lovište – Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula) 38, 57 km (23, 97 mi)
Day 1. Lumbarda – Trstenik 19, 54 km (12, 14 mi), Day 2. Trstenik – Dubrovnik (Porto Di Dubrovnik) 66, 54 km (41, 34 mi), Day 3. Dubrovnik – Sobra 42, 71 km (26, 54 mi), Day 4. Sobra – Lastovo (Porto Rosso) 66, 48 km (41, 31 mi), Day 5. Lastovo – Vela Luka 42, 30 km (26, 28 mi), Day 6. Vela Luka – Lovište 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 7. Lovište – Orebić – Lumbarda 59, 69 km (37, 09 mi)
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Day 1. Vela Luka (Marina Korkyra) – Proizd-island 8, 29 km (5, 15 mi), Day 2. Proizd-island – Lovište (Pelješac) 36, 64 km (22, 76 mi), Day 3. Lovište – Ploče 41, 32 km (25, 67 mi), Day 4. Ploče – Baška Voda 55, 08 km (34, 22 mi), Day 5. Baška Voda – Split (ACI Marina) 45, 41 km (28, 22 mi), Day 6. Split – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 39, 21 km (24, 36 mi), Day 7. Stari Grad – Vis (Vis Marina) – Vela Luka (Marina Korkyra) 82, 75 km (51, 41 mi)
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