Located about 204 mi/328 km southeast of Zagreb, Korcula is one of the lushest of the Croatian islands. The island was first colonized by the Greeks in the sixth century, who named it Korkyra Melaina (Black Korcula) after the many dense forests. It can be reached by a short ferry ride from Orebic, on the Peljesac peninsula, or from Split or Zadar.
Korcula Town and Vela Luka are the largest towns on the island. Jutting into the sea, surrounded by the remains of a medieval wall, Korcula resembl... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.