Big 7 Travel, one of the world’s leading travel websites, dedicated to tourism and destinations, published their comprehensive list of the 50 best islands in the world, and Croatia’s Korčula found itself very near the top of the list, among the world’s top 5 islands.
Number 5 is the position that Korčula ranked on that list, and first to fourth place were given to Flatey Island near Iceland, Palawan Island in the Philippines, Espiritu Santo Island in the Vanuatu archipelago and Norway’s Sommarøy.
Each of the islands on the top 50 list got a brief description, and Korčula was introduced as “one of the must-visit destinations on Croatia’s South Dalmatian coast. It’s a little further out to get to than most of the other islands, so you can enjoy less crowds and a more laid-back feel. People call Korcula Town “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses, while the beaches and the dense forest offer incredible scenery.” They also included a link to their destination website, dedicated to Croatia.
The methodology used to create the top 50 list included the votes by the website visitors (over a million and a half votes), previous sources and opinions by the website editors.
Korčula has probably gotten used to the flattery by the international and national media, as it has regularly been appearing on similar “The Best Of” lists, but still it is always nice to hear that a Croatian island has been given the compliment as one of the world’s top 5 islands. In the past two years, towns on the island of Korčula have been given the Večernji list Tourism Patrol Award: Korčula Town in 2018, and Lumbarda in 2019.