The best thing about Korcula is that it offers a wide range of activities that can satisfy appetites and needs of the most active, sports, nature loving persons out there as well as the taste buds of the most fastidious ones with a great Mediterranean cuisine and complementary excellent selection of the region’s finest wines. The culturally inclined guests who like to subject themselves to history and art from times long gone to the more recent, contemporary days, will also not fall short of interesting places, galleries, museums, and events to visit and explore. The partying and nightlife-loving among you will surely find a place or two to drink and dance the night away in Korcula. Do not worry, once in Dragan’s Den, we will direct you and suggest all the must-see places, things to do and on-going events.
You can plan your visit to Korcula during some traditional events happening every year, although the dates are not always set and they fluctuate within a day or two.
MARCO POLO CHALLENGE TRIATHLON RACE – Last weekend of April – open to everyone, professional or amateur triathletes, adventure racers, charity challengers, teams and individuals
GALLEY REGATTA – End of June – 10 km long galley regatta with more than 100 contestants that you can follow from the deck of a boat driving close by and cheer for your team followed by a party on the shores of Korcula town
MASQUERADED HALF NEW YEAR CELEBRATION – 31 June – Believe it or not BUT an original invention of Korcula’s masqueraded group Bonkulovici, massive event and grand party on the streets of Korčula.
KINO MEDITERAN/CINEMA MEDITERAN – 4-weekend screenings of latest independent movies of European and world cinematography in Korcula’s open-air cinema, usually starting on a weekend around 20th of July with closing screenings on weekend around 20th of August.
BLACK ISLAND, WHITE WINES – Mid July- Festival of white wines produced and traditionally cultivated on the island. Most known wines from the area are white Posip, Grk, and Rukatac. If you prefer red wines, go for Dingac traditionally produced and cultivated on Peljesac peninsula just across the island or Plavac mali. Korcula is a small island but abounds with more than a few interesting wines that are well worth your visit to local wineries and wine bars.
KORKYRA JAZZ FESTIVAL – Beginning of August – Small, intimate, with jazz, filled nights in Korcula’s city park.
KORCULA OPEN INTERNATIONAL TAEKWONDO COMPETITION – Last weekend of August- Organized in the open area of town’s center it attracts teams and individuals from many different countries and is a real spectacle to observe if not compete
KORKYRA BAROQUE FESTIVAL – Beginning of September – Two weeks long international classical music treat in Korcula’s medieval churches and open-air venues of Korcula Old Town.
EXPLORE KORCULA ARCHIPELAGO You can always explore Korcula archipelago and skoji, a group of tiny uninhabited islands you can visit with taxi boats, some you can kayak to, and some you can visit if you rent a boat – Badija, Bisace, Gubavac, Sestrice, Stupe, Vrnik etc.
DAY TRIP TO MLJET NATIONAL PARK You have Plitvice Lakes, and then you have Mljet, yet another amazing gem among numerous Croatian national parks, a curiosity as an island with several scattered salt water lakes.
BUS, SCOOTER OR BYCICLE RIDE TO VELA LUKA AND PROIZD ISLAND Unspoilt nature, breathtaking white rocks, the privacy of the beach and, of course, the crystal clear sea.
As the dates are set for the upcoming season’s events, we will post them accordingly.
Other than that, be free to come and pay a visit to Korcula anytime, to Adriatic beauty known as the birthplace of world’s famed and somewhat notorious traveler and adventurer Marco Polo who was the first one to introduce Europe to Asian culture and actually the one who inspired Christofer Columbus to go and discover new lands. Yet another good reason to start your Croatian journey with Korcula on top of your travel itinerary! See if something of Marco Polo’s allure you can trace on Korcula island today. While doing so, take the time to soak up the sun, swim, kayak, snorkel, paddle, hike, bike, surf, eat, drink, dance, love.. And of course, take part in one of Dragan’s Den programs here in Korcula:
–Beach crawl (cliff jumping, visiting Lumbarda sandy beaches Bilin zal and Przina)
–Pub crawl (discover Korcula’s nightlife with us)
-Take part in Dragan’s Den cooking challenge
-Have an active, short and sweet running routine to St. Anthony Church and back (101 steps to get to the church and its magnificent belvedere, 300 meters from the hostel)
– Bike to Lumbarda or Racisce village
-Take a 15 minute long ferry ride to Peljesac peninsula, have a wine tour and visit beaches Trstenica and Prapratno
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