Korcula (pronounced Kor-chu-la) is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia. The Ancient Cnidian Greeks settled there in 6 BC and today it is home to some of the country’s finest vineyards and olive groves. In fact, two of the most popular Croatian white wines, Posip and Grk are grown on the island.

The rocky, indented coastline offers numerous secluded beaches and bays, breath-taking hilltop views, including a small and uninhabited archipelago consisting of sixteen islets, which can be explored by boat, water taxi or kayak.

Like its more popular neighbours Dubrovnik and Hvar, the island has much to offer in terms of history, culture and extraordinary natural beauty, with the bonus of having a more relaxed, upscale and authentic ambience.

The wonderful medieval town of Korcula is just 5 km from Villa Opus (an eight minute drive). With no cars allowed, it’s narrow, intimate streets have surprises around every corner. It is known as mini Dubrovnik, with its cluster of terracotta roofed houses above fortified walls and round towers, facing a narrow sea channel with mountain views of the spectacular Peljesac Peninsula.

It is where Marco Polo (1254 – 1324) the famous world-traveller, writer and Venetian merchant, is reputed to have been born. His house of birth is now a Museum. Many events are hosted on the island including the Korcula Triathlon, the famous Baroque Music Festival (September), sword dancing ceremonies, etc.

Korčula Town is full of excellent restaurants and bars with incredible views of the sea. Our villa managers can make recommendations and reserve the best tables for you. We’ve had magical evenings eating next to the sea wall at Restaurant Filippi. When the manager finds out you are from Villa Opus, you will get a very warm welcome and personal service.