This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Korčula.
Island of Korčula is a small island in the Adriatic Sea near the Dalmatian Coast. The island is relatively small -- less than three hundred square kilometers and with population of about seventeen thousand people. Three of the largest towns in Korčula are Korčula, Vela Luka, and Blato. The town of Korčula is alleged to be the town in which Marco Polo was born in the mid-thirteenth century; however, there are disputes (other possible cities are Venice and Istanbul). Specifically, streets and a region of the city (according to records that have survived until today) are called Polo. Marco Polo's house corresponds to the area of the earliest days, which belonged to the Polo family.
Island of Korčula was more important during the Middle Ages than now. In the fourteenth century, Korčula was under the rule of Dubrovnik, and for the next five centuries under Venice. Then, it was part of Austria but it was occupied by France, Italy, and Germany at different points of its history.
The best season to visit the Island of Korčula is the summer. You can enjoy the great seaside full of beaches, sand, and sun, and you can taste the local drinks and food. If you visit the island during the rest of the year, it will be significantly less visited.
There is not a great number of Island of Korčula hostels from which travelers can choose. Most of the hostels on the Island of Korčula are situated in the town of Korčula, located on the seaside. Hostels in Island of Korčula are not very cheap but they compensate with great amenities, a superb location, and good service. There are more hostels on Island of Korčula that are open in the summer season but you can find a place to stay even during the winter.
Written by local enthusiast for Korčula hostelsGeorge Traveller