Project Description

Marco Polo’s hometown of Korčula, justly known as ‘little-Dubrovnik’, will take your breath away with it’s amazing medieval architecture. Walk through the fortress enclosed in stone walls with romantic cobbled streets and other hidden treasures. It is rich in vineyards and olive groves, so dinner comes served with one of the best white Croatian wines, the locally made Pošip or Grk, and extra virgin olive oil.

Finish up your night with cocktails at a rooftop bar when all the lights make the town one of the most romantic places in Croatia.

If you arrive early in the morning you can drop anchor in front of the sandy, family-friendly Pržina beach, near the town of Lumbarda. When you are ready, it is only a 20 minute sail on to Korčula town.

Within easy reach of Korčula there are over 30 diving sites, including shipwrecks, walls, caves and sea grass meadows. There are also some great places to snorkel, both here and on the nearby Pelješac peninsula. Find out more details in the blog about diving and snorkeling.

Quick Facts


  • Location: Croatia, Europe

  • Language: Croatian

  • Population: 15.200

  • Time zone:
    Winter – UTC+1
    Summer – UTC+2
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
    1 EUR = 7,5 HRK
    1 USD = 5,9 HRK

  • Phone n. in case of Emergency: 112


  • Land Gate (Kopnena vrata – built during 17th century)

  • Sea Gate (second entrance to the old town on its west side)

  • St. Mark’s Cathedral (built in the 15th & 16th centuries)

  • Abbey Treasury (located in ex Bishop’s Palace)

  • The Town Museum (once palace of the Gabrielis – Korcula family)

  • Marco Polo’s House (the Marco Polo)


  • Veliki Revelin Tower (at the main entrance on southern side)

  • Marco Polo Museum

  • Moreška Museum (dedicated to the Moreška dance tradition)

  • Small & Large Governor’s Tower

  • Kanavelić Tower

  • SCUBA dive sites (including Boca & Garda wrecks and the Blue hole cave)

Travel info

  • Sailing yacht/Catamaran (moor your boat in marina ACI Korčula or the next bay)

  • Ferry/boat (Catamaran ferry or Jadrolinija line will drop you off in town’s port)

  • Car (there is a Jadrolinija car ferry from Split or Dubrovnik)

Spend a day of your Sailing Holidays in Korčula

Marina ACI Korčula

To make sure you can moor in ACI Korčula, talk to your skipper at the start of the holiday so that they can make a reservation. There is limited space available for overnight mooring (half of it is annual) and, in high season, berths get booked up several days in advance. If all the free spots in the marina are gone, you can drop the anchor in the next bay and call a water taxi to take you to the old town.

Routes that include Korčula

A stop in Korčula is on the itinerary of our sailing route from Split and nearby marinas that also takes in the islands of Hvar and Vis. It is a seafarers dream, with a couple of good stretches to relish the sailing experience and enjoy the sea breeze between stops. This island also features as a stop over on our one-way route from Split to Dubrovnik.

Marina info:

  • Address: Marina ACI Korčula, 20260 Korčula, Croatia

  • VHF Channel: 17
    Tel: +385 (0)20 711-661
    GSM: +385 (0)98 398-854
    Fax: +385 (0)20 711-748
  • 159 berths

  • Email: m.korcula@aci-club.hr

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