Where to stay in Korcula Town?
As I wrote in my previous post about staying in Korcula Island, a lot of emails I receive from visitors to this site are about recommendations of where to stay in Korcula town. So I decided to write a short review about the best locations to stay while you visiting Korcula.
Korcula town is considered to be a stretch of coast between Medvinjak and Luka Korculanska bays also including Domince and Sveti Antun suburb that is mainly non-coastal parts of the town.
As you can see below map the Old Town is approximately in the middle of this whole space. The walking distance to the centre of the town is up to 25 minutes max from the furthest recommended points.
Location map of recommended accommodation areas:
Starting from the West ( left side on the map) here are my recommendations:
Medvinjak Bay (marker E on above map)
Medvinjak is on about 20 min walk from the centre of the town, it has a small pebble beach and local corner shop. Most of the houses in Medvinjak rent their rooms and apartments that overlook the sea (Peljesac channel).
Some apartments are located right near the beach while others are situated up the hill so access to these can be difficult as it involves climbing up the hill.
A downside for this area could be a nuisance of passing by traffic to Kneze and Racisce.
Visit Medvinjak page to see my recommendation for accommodations.
Strecica Bay (marker D on above map)
Strecica is situated just before Medvinjak on about 15 min walk from the town centre. Most of the houses that rent apartments here have sea views from large terraces or patio/gardens. Some houses that are facing East are shady in the afternoons which can be really nice if temperatures outside are very warm. Medvinjak pebble beach is on 3-5 min walk. Rocky slabs and jetties for sunbathing are right there in front of the houses.
Again, a downside for this area could be a nuisance of passing by traffic to Kneze and Racisce.
My recommendation for accommodation here is on Strecica page.
Cvjetno Naselje Street (marker C on above map)
Running parallel with Sveti Nikola Street and elevated up the hill Cvjetno Naselje street offers truly fantastic views over Korcula Old Town and the Channel. The houses here offers several apartments and rooms available for holiday let. The centre of the town is on few minutes walk while nearest beaches are just down the steps. The area is very quiet, no shops or cafes in near vicinity so the good night sleep is guaranteed.
If you don’t like walking up the steps this could be a downside for accommodations around here.
My recommendation for accommodations here is on Cvjetno Naselje page
Sveti Nikola Street (marker B on above map)
Sveti Nikola promenade is on just a few minutes walk from the town centre. As far as properties are concerned, this is a prime location in Korcula Town – right next to pebble beach offering uninterrupted sea views over the Old Town. The houses here are the first row to the sea most of them offering waterfront rooms and apartments with great views on just a few minutes walks from the town centre.
A downside for these accommodations could be some noise from passing by cars or motorbikes as Sveti Nikola is a one way street with some local traffic so you might end up keeping your windows closed if you want a good night sleep.
My recommendation for accommodations here is on Sveti Nikola page
Korcula Old Town (marker A on above map)
Staying in the Old Town of Korcula has some advantages as well as disadvantages. The advantage is that all the main attractions, museums, restaurants and shops are just steps away from your accommodation. The disadvantage is that only the limited number of the apartments has terrace and sea views due the medieval town planning system. Another downside could be that the bells of the St Mark’s Cathedral ring every 15 minutes 24 hrs a day so your good night sleep can get disturbed. The houses here are tall and narrow so if you rent a larger apartment it would definitely involve getting up and down the steps unless you stay on the ground floor.
The town is pretty busy during the day, however, gets quite in the night when all of the nightlife move away from the Old Town to Borak and beyond.
Borak (marker F on above map)
If you stay in Borak area, which is just about 5 to 10 min walk from the Old town, you will have Banje beach just steps away. The local marina with lovely masts and sailing boats is in front of your window and several restaurants and cafe-bars are just there along the promenade. Most of the apartments and rooms here have sea views while some have a terrace or patio/garden at the back of the house.
The downside of staying here could be the noise from several bars so when choosing your accommodation to try to avoid apartments that are in the near vicinity of these. Choosing an apartment or room with decent insulated windows (double glazed) is also a good idea.
My recommendation for accommodations here is on the Borak page
Naselje (marker G on above map)
Staying in Staro and Novo Naselje area is a similar experience as staying in Cvjetno Naselje (at the other side of Town). Running parallel with the main promenade in Borak, elevated up the hill Novo and Staro Naselje offers great views over Korcula Old Town and the Channel from the eastern side. Most of the houses here offer accommodation with sea views.
The centre of the town is on 5-10 minutes walk while nearest beach is just down the steps. The area is much quieter than neighbouring Borak, no shops or bars in near vicinity so the good night sleep is certain. If you don’t like walking up and down the steps this could be a downside for accommodations around here.
My recommendation for accommodations here is on the Naselje page
Luka Korculanska Bay (marker H on above map)
Luka Korculanska is the prime location in Korcula Town. Houses here are all detached, situated on the very seashore each with nice jetties and sunbathing spaces and terraces. The bay is deep and quiet all day around, backing onto the local park. The road leading to the bay has hardly any traffic. The sandy beach is just across the waters on the other side of the bay (about 5-10 min walk).
It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the town centre. There is hardly any downturn point to mention for accommodations in this area except that it might be a bit of the trek to walk in the town centre in the warm weather.
My recommendation for accommodations here is on the Luka Korculanska page
- Note: I would recommend you to stay in Domince and Sveti Anton areas only in the case you are looking for the cheapest options for your holiday in Korcula. Both areas are away from the seashore, no sea views and walk to the town centre is on 30+ minutes.
- See also about where to stay on Korcula island article.
- If you need any other practical advice or recommendation, please email.