What do people do on an island? Things to do off-season

We tried to think of a fun activity for us and our guests who would like an activity that includes sightseeing, taking some photos, and perhaps burning those calories once in Korcula. Activity that is not swimming and that one can take up on at any time of the year.

First activity to recommend to all future visitors – walk through all 26 streets of the Old Korcula Town in one go. But we really mean ALL. How much time you should set aside for this endeavor? Half an hour up to 15 minutes if you are a relatively fast runner. If you like taking it easy and slowly, stopping and taking photos, walking instead of running, take anywhere between an hour up to an hour and a half, max 2.


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Korcula Old Town Map Walking Route

Korčula Old Town is built in a unique shape of a fishbone. Streets overlap with the main street which runs from the southern part all the way to the northern part of the town, dividing it in two equal halves. The streets to the East have been curved for a reason that during the winter months they protect the town from constant torture of the Bura wind and the rainy Jugo. On the other side, the streets to the West are straight and freely allow the refreshing western breeze Maestral to flow through them, cooling the town during hot summer months. It is natural and definitely one of the oldest air-conditioning systems adding to reasons why you should come, visit and explore Korcula Old Town.

Additionally, a friend; full time, whole year round islander who doesn’t want to go to the gym designed a 5-day long ‘exercising regime’ including outdoor activities she was willing to share with us and the ones we will share with you. Activities that you might use as a guideline yourself in case you happen to be in Korcula off-season, in months such as April or May, September or October, wondering what to do if swimming is not an option and life, in general,  is much slower than in usual, busier summer months.  Of course, all following activities you can take upon whenever you are in Korcula. If summer is the time when you plan your visit to our beloved Adriatic nymph, check our detailed list of things to do where you will find events and other summer activities to complement even more your stay in Korcula and at Dragan’s Den Hostel.


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Walk all 25 streets of the Old Town Korcula


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Cycle Račišće village (9 kilometres to and back)


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Walk the nature park Hober to Naplov area (entrance to the park 10 mins walk away from the hostel)


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Walk or cycle to Lumbarda (4 kilometres to and back)


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Play badminton with someone at Bon Repos Beach in Bay of Shells ( 10 mins walk away from Dragan’s Den hostel)



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