Are you into hiking, tasting local delicacies, and exploring the natural wonders of the island? If so, here are some of the hikes you can enjoy on the island courtesy of Korčula Outdoors.
This half-day tour first takes hikers from Korčula to Žrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the island. In Žrnovo, hikers will make their first stop where they will visit an old stone house to taste the olive oil, homemade jam, and raijka of the area. Hikers will then proceed on a trail that leads to Kočje, a natural reserve surrounded by overgrown ivy and flora. This protected area will allow hikers to experience the ‘fairy’s land’. After Kočje, hikers will head back to Žrnovo on a different route. If hikers are hungry, the tour can visit a tavern in the area for a wonderful local meal.
This hike is ideal for 2 to 16 persons and lasts 4.5 hours. Beginning at 9:00 every day, this hike goes along a mostly flat trail, making it suitable for children 10 years of age and older. It is recommended participants bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and water.
The Hike to the Fairy’s Spring costs 450 kuna (59 euro). For more bookings and further information, visit Korčula Outdoor.
For those more adventurous hikers, why not take a full day hike up to St. Ilija mountain?
This tour takes hikers up to St. Ilija, the mountain that acts as the stunning backdrop to the Pelješac area. Standing 961 meters above sea level, though the mountain can be tackled from two directions, it is best approached by way of Orebić. Participants will take a quick ferry or boat road over to Orebić from Korčula, have a cup of coffee upon arrival, and embark on the hike. Hiking a trail that is considered in good condition, this hike takes around 3-4 hours to reach the top, and 2-3 hours to head down the mountain. Each way allows hikers to see the high pines, fields, mountain goats, woods, and stunning panoramic views.
This hike is best with 4 to 16 persons and can last up to nine hours. Beginning at 8:00 every day, this hike is best done in the spring and autumn. Because this hike can range from moderate to demanding, it is suitable for children 12 years of age and older.
The St. Ilija Mountain Hike costs 750 kuna (99 euro). For bookings and further information, visit Korčula Outdoor.