Bays and coves on the northern shore of the island of Korcula
On the north-western part of the island, near the town of Vela Luka, three beautiful bays named Mikulina Luka, Gradina and Stratincica are located. Mikulina Luka is a small bay, located in the cove of Vela Luka about 3 kilometers from the town of Vela Luka. In Mikulina Luka there are newly built holiday houses that offer accommodation in private apartments one can find very nice beach, with shallow entrance to the sea, ideal for families with small children. Cove Gradina is located also in the Vela Luka cove, next to the bay of Mikulina luka, approximately one and a half kilometer in the direction of north-west. The distance by road to Vela Luka is around 5 kilometers. In Gradina there is as small island called “Gubesa”, that protects the cove from strong western winds and makes Gradina well protected anchorage for boats and smaller ships. There are archeological remains in Gradina, from Illyrian times and today one can find newly built holiday houses and the old church. The first historical mention of Gradina cove dates back to 15th century. The water in the cove is very shallow, with mainly pebble beaches and with few sand spots that make Gradina perfect destination for families with children, but also a romantic getaway, because of the beautiful nature and extraordinary sunsets – sun sets down the horizons of the open seas. There is a possibility of renting boats in Gradina, and exploring nearby islands of “Osjak”, “Kamenjak” and “Gubesa” which are popular naturist destinations. There is a restaurant in the cove, and for those that seek nightlife and rich tourist offer, the nearby town of Vela Luka has much to offer. Gradina is a perfect destinations for families that seek peaceful vacation, but the proximity of Vela Luka offers much for those who would like to explore local gastronomy, culture and nightlife. Just few hundred meters to the west from the cove of Gradina, the bay of Stratincica is located, with several holiday homes that offer accommodation in private villas and apartments. Stratincica is a deep bay, peaceful and well protected from western and northern winds, and with beautiful pebble beach.
On the northern shore of the island of Korcula, 2 kilometers to the west of the holiday village of Prigradica, two beautiful bays are located: Spiliska and Crnja Luka. Overlooking the Korcula channel and the islands of Scedro and Hvar, they offer peace and tranquility in the unspoiled natural environment. Holiday accommodation can be found in just few private apartments, houses and villas. In Crnja Luka, there is a very nice pebble beach, and in Spiliska the shore is rocky, with just few pebble spots which are to small to be called beaches. These bays are isolated, and are perfect for those that seek vacation of the beaten path. The distance to Blato is 4 kilometers and to Vela Luka 6 kilometers.
The bay Danca - Babina is located on the center of the north coast of the island of Korcula, between holiday villages of Prigradica and Racisce. This small bay offers peace and tranquility in the unspoiled nature of the island of Korcula. There are just few houses in the bay, which offer Robinson-style private accommodation. The shore of the bay is rocky, so you will not find beaches there, but if you are looking for a perfect holiday destination far from the rush of high tourist season, than this is the right place for you. The bay is overlooking Korcula channel and the islands of Hvar, Scedro and peninsula Peljesac. Bays Vrbovica and Medvinjak are located on the western outskirts of the town of Korcula. These bays offer nice pebble beaches and numerous holiday houses that offer private accommodation. The vicinity of the town of Korcula makes these two bays perfect destinations for those that want to spend lazy days on the beach and explore local gastronomy and nightlife when the sun sets.
Bays and coves on the southern shore of the island of Korcula
The southern shore of the island of Korcula is more indented and inaccessible than the north coast. There are just few larger holiday villages on the southern shore: Zavalatica, Prizba, Brna and Grscica. Along the coast, and between these villages there are numerous nice bays, namely: Rasohatica, Bratinja Luka, Bacva, Karbuni, Zaglav and Tri luke.
Between the town of Lumbarda (which is located on the north-east tip of the island of Korcula) an holiday village of Zavalatica (on the southern shore of the island), three nice bays are located: Rasohatica, Bratinja Luka and Bacva. In these bays it is possible to find nice pebble beaches, lush vegetation that surround houses that offer private accommodation of Robinson-style. Overlooking the channel of Lastovo, the archipelago of the island of Lastovo and the horizons of the open seas, these bays offer peaceful vacation far away from the rush and stress of other crowded tourist destinations on the island. Only narrow dirt roads lead across the island to these bays, and the only thing that lacks here for a perfect holiday is a speed-boat to explore neighboring islands and coast, and for buying groceries and similar. Booking accommodation in one of these bays and renting a motor boat like the one we have in our offer is truly a perfect get away and a dream-like vacation, surrounded just with lush vegetation and crystal clear sea for miles.
Karbuni, Zaglav and Tri luke are three small bays located on the south-western part of the island of Korcula, west of the holiday village of Grscica. Karbuni bay is located 8 kilometers from the town of Blato, with which it is connected by good asphalt road. The bay is very well protected, and is serves as a secure harbor for smaller boats. In front of the bay the islet “Zvirinovnik” and the bay overlooks the archipelago of the island of Lastovo and the horizons of the open sea. In Karbuni bay there are several holiday houses that offer private accommodation, and a restaurant. In the vicinity there are many small islets that are perfect locations for sunbathing and snorkeling far away from the rush of the crowded tourist resorts. The coast of the bay is rocky – there are no sandy nor pebble beaches here, but you can enjoy the sea from rocks, concrete slabs and many small piers built by local population. Few kilometers to the west, the bay of Zaglav is located, with just few houses with offer of private accommodation and very nice sand/pebble beach. Further to the west, and just 3 kilometers from the south-western tip of the island of Korcula, cape “Velo Dance” large inlet called Tri Luke is located, that actually consists of three smaller bays, very well protected from all winds. In each of these three bays, once can find private accommodation in houses and apartments, nice beaches, and peace and tranquility of the unspoiled nature of this beautiful part of the island of Korcula. The vicinity of the town of Vela Luka, make this part of the island ideal for those that seek peace during the days, but would also like to explore the gastronomical offer and the nightlife. We recommend you visit this are, even for a one-day excursion. You will surely be astonished by the beauty of this isolated area.