I was recently asked what to do around Korcula Island. After some thought, here is what I recommend:
- Visit Orebic and go wine tasting in Peljesac peninsula – favorite wine experiences as rated by our guests:
St Hills Winery – try a wine & food pairing, they make a very nice tasting
Korte Katerina – pretty wine estate, right in Orebic
Milos Winery – one of the oldest and best wineries in Croatia
Bire Winery – premium “eco” wines, always highly rated by our guests
- Combine wine tasting with a visit to Ston, which is where Milos winery is and which is famous for its oysters, fortress and stone wall (said to be the longest stone wall after the Great Wall of China).
- Wander Korcula town, of course. The Marko Polo Museum is a little silly but fun. Korculans love to claim Marko Polo was born in Korcula.
- Vela Luka is a good mooring place with swimming in quiet bays, restaurants & markets.
- Visit Lumbarda, where some of the oldest grapes in Croatia are found (dating back to the 3rd century BC). Lumbardia also has pretty beaches and the best wineries. Be sure to try Grk wine and to visit Bire winery. You can take a day trip from Korcula town – there are lots of agencies with sign boards out front.
- A day trip (by boat) to the island Mljet is a nice quiet respite with great hiking in the nature preserve.