Korcula Panoramas Views, Viewpoints and Vistas
Panorama Korcula from Novi Puti – A short walk up the hill from Korcula Old Town, by the steps Bernardo Bernardi at the beginning of the Put Svetog Nikole, you will arrive at this view spot from which you can see Korcula Old Town and Peljesac Channel from a hilly position above. There are two or three good places for observation on this route, so continue either right or left from the top of the steps. Alternatively, you can take the longer route from Korcula Old Town further along Put Svetog Nikole via Novi Puti to arrive on the same spots. This route is particularly good to see the bay of Strecica from above. Click to enlarge – about Novi Puti.
There is quite a few places in and around Korcula to go for a walk and enjoy a nice view on either Korcula archipelago or Korcula Town itself. Some of the walks are a short distance from the Old Town, while others need a little bit of effort, but nevertheless, a worthwhile effort! + check my videos of beautiful views around Korcula
Panorama of Korcula Old Town – panorama photo of Korcula Old Town was taken from the area of Sveti Nikola in Summer 2007 – (250 kb) – to see this views, take a short walk from the Old Town along the bay, towards the West, through palm-lined street Sveti Nikola. Click here for other large panorama view taken from the same Korcula spot.
Panorama of Korcula Old Town and Sveti Nikola – panorama photo of Korcula Old Town and Sveti Nikola church and monastery – to see this views, you would need to be in the boat, which you can do by either renting one or take a Riviera tour with any of local taxi-boats.
Cold and cloudy day winter’s day in Korcula with a tiny rainbow over Old Town – taken in January 2011. The panorama is “stitched” from 4 different photos.
Panorama of Peljesac Channel – The panorama is “stitched” from 10 different photos, taken in April 2010 from the road that leads from Orebic to Loviste. It shows Peljesac Channel with views over Viganj towards Korcula Town.
Panorama of Peljesac/ Sveti Ilija Mountain viewed from Korcula – This panorama is “stitched” from 7 different photos, taken in front of Sveti Nikola Church in Korcula Town. It shows Peljesac , Sveti Ilija Mountain and Peljesac Channel on a cold day in April 2010.
Panorama views from the Summit of Sveti Ilija Mountain – This not perfect panorama are “stitched” from 4 different photos, taken from the summit of Sveti Ilija Mountain in the afternoon on 1st of May 2010. It shows Peljesac Channel and views over Skoji Archipelago, Korcula Town and surrounding places.
Winter Bura panorama photo of Korcula Town – ”stitched” from 2 photos taken from Peljesac by Milan Tolj. I decided to stitch them and adjust some settings to get this great large panorama image of Bura wind in Korcula.
Panorama of Lastovo island and its archipelago viewed from a southern part of Korcula island – stitched from 7 digital photos (2014)
Korcula Old Town and surrounding area viewed from Perna at Peljesac – The panorama is “stitched” from 6 different photos, taken in a hurry one early afternoon in June, from Perna, across the channel, at Peljesac
Panorama Korcula views from Sveti Ilija Mountain – this view is possible to see if you climb at the top of Sveti Ilija Mountain (which is not recommended in Summer months due to high temperatures). Photo shows indication and links to various locations around the eastern part of Island Korcula including Korcula Old Town… click to enlarge + this one
Forteca – If you continue to walk up the steps even further, you will arrive at the top of the hill where Forteca – the English tower Fort Wellington – is situated. It was built in 1813 on the place of the Venetian fortification of the open type from 1616. From this hill and the very tower, a view extends to the Korcula archipelago to the interior of the island, Peljesac Channel and Old Town and the mountain Sveti Ilija.
Naplov and Park Hober – From Forteca one can take a walk to the east towards the east side of the town to the area of the town park Hober. Park Hober is in the state register of protected parks-woods. Hober covers the area of 25ha with about 4km of pathways one can walk on and explore. This is a good place to spend a hot summer afternoon, as the area is densely covered with old pine-trees and other Mediterranean plants. On the top of the hill, there is a big public cistern of raining water built in the 1950s, called Naplov with a huge flat surface like a water catchments area.
Grubinjac – Alternatively, from Forteca take a walk-via Lokva and you will arrive at Grubinjac, a vista spot on the way to the village of Zrnovo. If you choose to go there separately, it is within walking distance from the Old Town- just follow the steps of Pelavi Mir via Sv.Luka and Lokva. There is even a small cafe/restaurant there to rest and enjoy the great views!
Glavica Svetog Antuna – If you take a walk from Korcula Old Town along the sea towards the east, after about 30 min walk you will arrive on the very bottom of the steps to Glavica Svetog Antuna. On the top of the hill, towards which 102 steps lead between the avenue of cypresses, there is the church of St. Antun and a hermit’s dwelling from 1420. This place was rebuilt by bishop Spanjic at the end of the 17th century. He was buried in the church in 1707. From the top of Sveti Anton hill, one can see whole Korcula archipelago including Skoji islands, Lumbarda and Zrnovo. There is no cafe’s in the near vicinity, bring your own refreshments.
Lumbarda Panoramas: Walking around Lumbarda’s vineyards offers beautiful views over East bit of Korcula Island, Archipelago and Lumbarda village.
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Orebic – Across the Peljesac Channel, above the town of Orebic there is small church and monastery in a popular hilly location for day-trip from Korcula. The area offers a most beautiful panorama of Korcula town set into the blue depths of the Adriatic Sea. The view definitely makes up for the tedious upward climb. The easiest way to reach Orebic from Korcula Old Town is to take a boat to Orebic from main Korcula harbour (see some old photos)