In Lumbarda, only 6 km from Korcula town, there is the only beach entirely made of golden sand: Vela Przna
The sea is quite beautiful even if the water is not wonderful and clear as in the other beaches, but it is surely clean and it is the best solution if you have children or if you love to play volleyball. On the beach there is also a beachvolley field and a small pub.
Another beach where you will find a wonderful seawater is Zavalatica.
It is very small with very small pebbles and white sand.The seawater is light green with thousand nuances!
Korcula is a beautiful island with a lot of small and secret beaches, you have only to find out them, I suggest to take with you your car or to rent a bike so that you will be able to move around the island to not be forced staying in the beaches of the hotels that usually are crowded.
One of the best beach is Pupnatska Luka.
The sea here is wonderful, its colour varies from light green, light blue and deep blue.
It is the ideal beach to do snorkeling or to do sub.
Nightlife in Korcula in general is no more interesting than in any other small adriatic city. There's always the rush of foreign tourists who go for a walk after dinner mixed with locals who try to sell you everything they can think up. (the most ridiculous example of this is some kid offering you to weigh yourselves with ordinary home scales; for just 1 kuna ! ) I heard there was a disco bar or two, but haven't tried it and there are a few coctail places - tried it, tastes great, but too expensive to practice every night.
If you have fixed times and dates for other traveling , it will not be easy to manage getting to and from Korcula. The croatian national ferry boat agency Jadrolinija has ferries from Split once daily, except saturdays (have no idea why), you travel more than 4 hours and the prices are unreasonably high. I'm not sure, but I think connections with Dubrovnik are better and more often. There is also a catamaran for Split, takes about 2 h 40 min, is cheaper and leaves everyday at 06:45 am. In my opinion, the smartest way of getting to Korcula is sailing and setting your timetable on your own. Korcula has a nice ACI marina though not very large.
I think that once arrived in Korcula, usually people dedicate their time to discover beaches and doing trips to Miljet or to the small and uninhabited archipelago around Korcula and after a brief visit to the old town and to the cathedral they stop their "exploration" of the old town.
But I suggest to take one day to walk in the narrow streets of Korcula, without any goal or specific destination...just walk and find out fine foreshortenings on the see, breathing the saltish air, watching the old building in gothic style and tasting a romantic venetian atmosphere.
All the streets and narrow lanes around the main square (San Marco square-Sveti Marka) have some interesting details: small statues, small capitals, buildings that remind you to the city of Venice, that dominated the Island for several years, and the curious rising links between houses. A never-ending surprise!
You can not miss a trip to Miljet Island, a National Park near Korcula.
It is a small island with two salad lakes and a small island in one of them: an island inside the island!!!
It is the most green one of Croatia as the 98% of the surface is covered by mediterranean flora.
Fondest memory: Another peculiarity of Miljet is the monastery on the island inside the lake.
Now, in the internal park, there is a very interesting photographic -exhibition.
Kad cu opet doc da te vidin ja
kad cu opet doc da te jubin ja
tek sad vidin sto mi znaci vela Luka more ti,uspomene ce mi samo ostati...........
Za markinte i zale za nas Osjak i vale,Vela Luku mala ne zaboravi...........