Stupe – Korcula Archipelago

Vela Stupa ( Stupe) - Korcula archipelago

Vela Stupa ( Stupe) – Korcula archipelago

Stupe are two small islands – Vela and Mala Stupa –  among dozen of other islands of Korcula Archipelago.

The islands feature a small pebble beach as well as several large areas of smooth rocks suitable for sunbathing. The beach on the northern coast of the island offer uninterrupted views over the Channel, Orebic and Peljesac (Sveti Ilija Summit)

The waters around the island are very very clean, transparent and have beautiful colours (see photo above) making the whole area a great swimming and snorkelling location.

The island is popular among local fishermen to pass by and stop for a drink in small restaurant / konoba run by local family. The restaurant is open for visitors for most of the year offering BBQ meat, fish and vegetables. Selection of good local wines is also on the offer.

The island is sunny all day long although you can always find a shade on the opposite side of the sun. It is better to avoid strong sunshine so to take parasol or beach shelter is recommended. There are indeed some patches of mature pine trees and makkia on the island which can also provide welcoming shade to avoid the sun when it is strong.

Due to it location – pretty remote in the Archipelago – the islands are very exposed to Maestral and Bura as well as to Siloko/Jugo winds. (check Windrose of Korcula).

You can reach the island by water taxi / taxi boat from Korcula, Orebic or Lumbarda or by speed boat from any point in reasonable vicinity (see my video by speedboat from Stupe to Korcula).

Please note – If you are not experienced skipper I would not recommend you to rent a boat and go on your own to Supe. The weather around here can be very unpredictable, changes in the weather can be rapid and sometimes even dangerous, so use safe transport to the island.

Photos of Stupe:

Location Map of Stupe:

Stupe, Korcula island
Location coordinates: 42.963003, 17.187171

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