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Stupe – Korcula Archipelago

Stupe islets and Moro Beach
Stupe islets and Moro Beach

Stupe are two small islands – Vela and Mala Stupa –  among a 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 offers uninterrupted views over the Channel, Orebic and Peljesac (Sveti Ilija Summit)

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

Views over Stupe and nearby islets
Views over Stupe and nearby islets

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

The island is sunny all day long although you can always find shade on the opposite side of the sun. It is better to avoid strong sunshine so taking a 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 its 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 speedboat from any point in reasonable vicinity (see my video by speedboat from Stupe to Korcula).

Lovely rocks @ Stupe
Lovely rocks @ Stupe

Please note – If you are not an experienced skipper I would not recommend you to rent a boat and go on your own to Stupe. 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.

Vela Stupa ( Stupe) - Korcula archipelago
Vela Stupa ( Stupe) – Korcula archipelago

Photos of Stupe:

Location Map of Stupe:

See my Video about visiting Stupe

Another short video that I took last summer while visiting Stupe island for an afternoon swim and some food in its konoba/restaurant. The island is located in the near vicinity of Korcula Old Town and offers a peaceful atmosphere and is a great spot to enjoy some food and nature. If you visit Korcula, you should not miss this great little place.

Stupe - Mala Stupa

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