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Korcula For Digital Nomads

Living on an island is an ultimate dream for many digital nomads. The world is big and there are plenty of options to choose from. We choose Korcula island. Here are our top 9 reasons why you should also consider Korcula Island and make Dragan’s Den Hostel your home base while you pursue your (digital) business as usual.

1. Stunning Natural Beauty and Climate

Korcula Island boasts breathtaking scenery, with crystal-clear waters, clean, unpolluted air filled with scents of lush green forests and sea, and stunning coastline. Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers, makes Korcula island an ideal place to live year-round.

2. Affordable Cost of Living

Compared to many other European, North American and Oceania (New Zealand and Australia) destinations, Korcula Island offers an affordable cost of living. Dragan’s Den Hostel offers discount prices to digital nomads and expats looking for a home base and co-sharing with paid utilities and fast broadband internet. As a digital nomad or expat you may find handy MyLifeElsewhere website,  a collaborative community that allows you to compare the living costs of the country you live in with the living costs in other countries around the world.

3. Reliable High-Speed Internet

Many digital nomads rely heavily on high-speed internet, and Korcula Island has a reliable and fast internet connection that can support remote work. Dragan’s Den Hostel in average has values of 50 mbps download and 10 mbps upload. You also have an option of buying a Croatian SIM card and data package that will allow you to make your own hotspot.

4. Great Foodie Scene and Access To Amenities

If you are a devoted foodie, you will most definitely enjoy Korcula for the fresh, local produce you can buy daily in Korcula town with plenty of restaurants that work throughout the year. As a famous wine region with local Grk, Postup, and Plavac mali wine sorts, with two Michelin starred restaurants, wine and food festivals, Korculans don’t joke when it comes to the finer things in life. Despite being a small island, Korcula also offers plenty of amenities for digital nomads, including restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery stores, gyms, cinema, emergency rooms, and pharmacies.

5. Outdoor Activities

The island offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, swimming, tennis, and water sports. But if you happen to be in Korcula in winter times you can swim in indoor Olympic sized pool that is 10 minutes walk from Dragan’s Den or go to gym, take pilates or aerobic 20 minutes walk away from us.

6. Rich History And Culture

Korcula Island is steeped in history, with ancient architecture, museums, and cultural events that offer a window into the island’s unique heritage. The island’s strategic location on the Adriatic Sea has made it a coveted prize throughout history, with rulers including the Greeks, Romans, Venetians, and Austrians. Korcula is proud of its rich maritime heritage and its unique architecture, with narrow streets and stone houses that date back centuries. Even more, Korcula is also famous for its cultural traditions, including the Moreška sword dance, which has been performed on the island for over 400 years and is recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

7. Safety and Welcoming Community

According to a study of 163 independent nations and territories around the world that ranked the Most Peaceful Countries in 2023, Croatia ranked just below Finland and placed in the top 15. Additionally, a Eurostat report from last year indicated that Croatia had the lowest percentage of people reporting crime, violence, or vandalism in their neighborhood among all European Union countries. According to another recent study, published by Landgeist, Croatia scored among the highest in Europe for people feeling safe walking the streets at night alone. To conclude – Croatia is known for being a safe country, and Korcula Island is no exception, with a low crime rate and a welcoming, sociable community.

8. Proximity to Other Destinations

Korcula Island is situated close to other popular destinations in Croatia and neighboring countries such as Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, making it easy for digital nomads to travel and explore the region. The closest cities to Korcula are Dubrovnik and Split, and closest islands Mljet, Hvar, and Lastovo all which you can reach with ferry or catamaran connections.  Other nearby towns and cities on the mainland include Orebic, Ston, and Ploce.

9. Relaxing Lifestyle

With its laid-back atmosphere, stunning scenery, and low-stress lifestyle, Korcula Island is the perfect place for digital nomads who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a more relaxing pace of living.

If by now we have you convinced to give Korcula and Dragan’s Den Hostel a try as a digital nomad, get in touch!