The extremely clear waters of the island of Korčula, its dense black pine forests, and its picturesque settlements make it a particularly attractive destination. We’ll show you what weather awaits you when sailing in Korčula, and we also provide useful tips for compiling a one-week itinerary. Discover the beautiful island of southern Dalmatia!

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    Location of Korčula

    This beautiful town is located on the eastern coast of the island of the same name, Korčula. It lies in the southernmost part of Croatia, in south Dalmatia, in Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

    Korčula”s history

    The island of Korčula has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age as archaeological finds showed, which were discovered at Vela Spila or also known as the Big Cave. Presumably, Phoenicians founded the first settlement, followed by the Greeks. They established a colony here in the 6th century BC called Knidos. Most likely it was in the area of today’s Korčula, but archaeologists still cannot identify its exact location. In the 4th century BC Issaean settlers – Greeks from the island of Vis – established a colony in what is now Lumbarda.

    The Illyrians first appeared around 2000 BC. They lived in fortified settlements built on the highlands. Octavianus, the Roman emperor ended their reign. Slavic settlers are first mentioned in the 10th century. In 998 the island was under Venetian rule as Curzola. It is important to mention the Korčula Statute of 1214, which is a significant historical source since the count did not only define the duties of citizens. It covers provisions on shipbuilding, agriculture, trade and everyday life. Moreover, it mentions several other settlements on Korčula. Over the centuries, the island had been under Hungarian, Genoan, Venetian, Austrian, French and Yugoslavian rule as well. In 1991 Korčula became part of the new Croatian state.

    Weather of Korčula

    In Korčula where you can find the town of the same name, 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

    Be sure to visit the beautiful Hober Park, which is only a 10-minute walk from the Old Town of Korčula. The most interesting parts are the Pjaceta, a large clearing, and Naplov, a draining area for collecting rainwater.
    Are you interested in the most significant architectural monuments? The Gothic St. Mark’s Cathedral and Marco Polo’s supposed birthplace are must-see attractions. The Museum provides an insight into the history of the island.

    Gastronomy of Korčula

    Are you craving a delicious meal? Konoba Marinero is a great choice, offering fresh seafood dishes, traditional recipes and excellent wines every day. We also recommend Kanavelic in the Old Town of Korčula. In this restaurant, you can try delicious fish dishes and other seafood delicacies with mussels.
    If you are visiting Korčula, discover the Rotonda market, located next to Plokata Square and the Rampada Tower. You can buy high-quality locally sourced products here.

    Beaches in Korčula

    Banje Beach

    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.

    Sveti Nikola Beach

    Sveti Nikola is close to the Old Town. It is a pebble beach surrounded by beautiful cliffs. The crystal clear water has bright, blue and green colours. Like Banje, Sveti Nikola is popular among tourists and locals as well. It is perfect for families with small children.

    Korčula boat hire

    If you choose the island of Korčula, we recommend Marina Korčula, offering high-quality services that meet every need of a sailor.

    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.

    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.

    Lumbarda Marina

    The marina lying in the Lumbarda Bay is surrounded by a splendid natural environment. 115 yachts have free space here in total with the 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.

    Zavalatica Marina

    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 the sea.

    Marina Orebić

    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

    Marina Lovište

    Lovište lies in the wonderful bay of the Pelješac Peninsula on 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 sailing to Korčula, visit some beautiful towns in the region. Orebić, Vela Luka, Biševo island, Vis, Stari Grad, Sućuraj and Lovište are all waiting for you. Find yacht routes in Korčula island or choose another boat rental in Korčula.

    Weather in Korčula

    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.

    Wind rose in Korčula
    Wind speed in Korčula

    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.

    Rent a boat in Korčula, and cruise around Korčula

    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)

    Korcula sailing itinerary

    Day 1. Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula) – Samograd-bay 12, 93 km (8, 03 mi), Day 2. Samograd-bay – Trpanj (Pelješac) 30, 84 km (19, 16 mi), Day 3. Trpanj – Makarska 38, 30 km (23, 80 mi), Day 4. Makarska – Split (ACI Marina Split) 53, 39 km (33, 18 mi), Day 5. Split – Rogoznica 45, 67 km (28, 38 mi), Day 6. Rogoznica – Vis (Marina Vis) 58, 50 km (36, 35 mi), Day 7. Vis – Vela LukaKorčula (ACI Marina Korčula) 95, 89 km (59, 68 mi)

    Korcula sailing plan

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