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The main attraction on the island is the old town of Korčula itself, though a close second has to be Korčula’s powerful white wines.

Like Hvar, Korčula has a lovely old town and lots of hard-to-reach coves and beaches. Like Hvar, too, Korčula’s no secret, but it doesn’t have nearly the visitor numbers of its northern neighbour (though Korčula’s numbers are growing significantly faster, year on year). The island is nestled up to the western end of Pelješac (less than 1.5km of sea separates them at the narrowest point) and stretches about 45km west into the Adriatic. On average it’s about 6km across, from north to south, and has a mountainous spine rising to 568m just west of the village of Pupnat. The main attraction on the island is the old town of Korčula itself, though a close second has to be Korčula’s powerful white wines.

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