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When to go
In summer, when the Adriatic’s warm enough for swimming, some of Korcula’s beaches can get crowded; escape the tanning crowd by boat to another of the archipelago’s sandy shores, instead. July and August are the Dalmatian coast’s busiest months, but May and September are almost as warm.
PlanesTouch down at Dubrovnik Airport – also called Cilipi Airport – which is on the mainland, two hours from Korcula. In addition to regular domestic flights, the airport has direct services aplenty to other European destinations, including London (Gatwick and Stansted), Birmingham, East Midlands, Paris, Belfast, Berlin, Dublin, Moscow, Barcelona and Milan.
BoatsTravel from the mainland by ferry from Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar or Rijeka (www.jadrolinija.hr). Or, arrive in style from Split, Hvar or Dubrovnik, travelling by motorboat.
AutomobilesIf you arrive at the port with a car to explore the island, keep in mind you’ll have to park outside the city walls of Korcula’s Old Town — some of the island’s mediaeval cobbled streets are pedestrian only.