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Home base in Korcula

Our family of 4 (2 teens) will spend 3 nights on Korcula Island in August 2019. I am looking for advice as to which town/village to base ourselves in. We will have a car for transport. I would like to base ourselves in a town/village that's not tourist/party central, but that has a few good reasonably priced restaurants to choose from, and is scenic. Any advice appreciated.

Posted by
8010 posts

The old town on the far eastern side is really the best (only?) choice. It is very atmospheric for wandering around and food in Croatia is not expensive at all. You do not really need a car there, but it depends on the rest of your itinerary.

Posted by
3847 posts

Yep, agree with Laurel. Korcula town is lovely and is the obvious choice. It's certainly the center of tourism on the island, but it's not "party central" (you may be thinking of Hvar, which actually is party central). The vibe in Korcula town is much nicer, more relaxed). Do note, it's a small town, and it is popular in high season (which is when you're going) so accommodations will fill up - book well in advance for the best options. No need for a car there (in fact, a car there, like any of the old cities, would be an inconvenience).

Posted by
77 posts

If you have a car, I would consider Lumbarda which is four or five miles from Korcula town.

Posted by
72 posts

I agree with Korcula is a lovely choice. Anywhere in Korcula town, you can book accommodation. Download app or Google maps, Korcula, hotels, hostels. Tourists use more taxi than local transportation: Lumbarda, Trstenica sandy beaches for teens. Surfing and diving centers are around also if they want more sports adventures.