The island of Korčula is located in the south of Dalmatia, between Split and Dubrovnik, and it is 46 km long and 8, 5 -3, 7 km wide.
It is the sixth-largest island in the Adriatic and its coastline is a proud 182 km long. This is divided into countless smaller and larger bays. Its population has 16.000 inhabitants, which makes this island the second largest inhabited island on the Adriatic.
Average, there are 2700 hours of sunshine per year.
In winter the temperature rarely drops below 10 ° C, while in summer the average temperature is 26,9 ° C. However, the maximum temperature rises to 40 ° C. Snow rarely falls in winter and it becomes a special experience for the residents.
At the beginning of autumn, you can choose between different types of mushrooms, while in spring you can enjoy fresh asparagus and black bryony.
There is also an endemic plant on Korčula: the black orchid. Vela Luka is also known as “Locus classicus” because of this orchid because it is the place where the first example of this plant was found and described. There are 35 different types of orchids on the island of Korčula as well. The most interesting animals on the island are rare jackals (Canis aureus Dalmaticus), mongooses (Mungus mungo), and a variety of birds and songbirds. The island’s wildlife includes rabbits, pheasants, wild goose, wild bears, and even deer that were found on the small island of Badija.