Island of Korčula



The island of Korcula is located in the central part of Dalmatia. It spreads parallel with the nearby mainland in a westerly direction. This island, with the most sumptuous flora in the Adriatic, is an unique ecological paradise in the Mediterranean. With hundreds of differently smelling Mediterranean plants, covered by expanded forests, Korcula was called in earlier times Korkyra Melaina, which meant black and wooded, Korcula. Fir is by far the most common tree on the island. The island is 46.8 km long and from 5.3 to 7.8 km wide, with a surface area of 270 km², it is the sixth largest island of the Adriatic. The climate on this island is very mild and typical Mediterranean. The average temperatures are exceptionally high; the overall yearly average is 16.8ºC. In the coldest month of January it is 9.1ºC, while in the warmest month it is 26.9ºC.



Island of Korčula - Southern Dalmatia

Island of Korčula


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