A combination of cultural exploration and active adventure, this itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik, with excursions to Krka National Park, Šibenik, and the Pelješac Peninsula. You will explore ancient town centers and Roman ruins, cycle through fields, villages, and vineyards on a wine tour of eastern Korčula, and climb centuries-old ramparts and parapets.
Explore the incredible coastline of Korčula Island and spend the day relaxing on one of the local beaches. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from the options below.
Lumbarda Beach, also known as Vela Przina Beach, is the biggest sandy beach in the area, so it's quite popular. What locals love about this beach is that it's very shallow, so you can walk out quite a way before finding deeper water. It's great for swimming, snorkeling, and families with small children.
Pupnatska Luka Beach is another option and less touristy. Set in a secluded bay known by locals, this beach faces the open Adriatic Sea. It's a pebble beach, but the rocks are very fine, almost like gravel. You still get the crystal-clear turquoise water of a pebble beach with a slightly softer step. There's a small snack bar if you would like something to eat.
Bacva Beach is the best option if you're looking for quiet and a great place to snorkel. The beach is mostly large stones and gets deep quickly, so snorkeling is a must. There's also a small restaurant that grills fish where you'll find tasty bites and local gossip.
The locals prefer Raznjic Penisula Beach, so you won't find many tourists here. Although pebbly, the beach is still comfortable, and the water is some of the clearest on the island, so you can swim amongst the fish. Many compare the water here to that found in the Caribbean.
You can get to the beaches by taxi, rental car, or bike. E-bikes are recommended as some of the beaches are downhill, so you'll get a good workout on the way back!
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Itineraries with Beach Day on Korčula Island
Soak up the sunshine on this 8-day itinerary focused on Southern Dalmatia—a perfect combination of nature and culture. Beginning and ending in Dubrovnik, you'll enjoy day trips to nearby lush islands where you'll spend time taking in the sights through kayaking, snorkeling, trekking, and swimming. As well as have time experiencing Korčula's island terrain, exploring the rugged Pelješac peninsula, and discovering Ston's historic defense wall and glittering saltpans.
Discover the jewels of the Dalmatian Coast with this 8-day itinerary that explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Croatia's most spectacular region. Starting at the medieval fortress of Dubrovnik, you'll travel north along the Adriatic, island hopping through the beaches and caves of Korčula and Hvar before finishing your journey in the ancient Roman port city of Split.