a VirtualTourist member from Denver
Hi! We will be spending 4 days on the island at the end of May (staying in Korcula town). Does anyone have suggestions for the best/most scenic hiking trails on Korcula? What about day trips to other islands? Thanks for any help!
Didn't hike there but this website has trails:
Walking around Lumbarda is really nice--farms and vineyards, piney woods with rocky fences strewn about, enormous century plants, a gorgeous view from the rocky beaches facing the mainland, ancient stone buildings covered in vines.
You can also go across to the mainland and hike up the mountain to a church (the names escape me at the moment but you'll see them right there across from town).
The ferry schedule makes day trips to other islands difficult (check it at jadrolinija.hr/default.aspx?..., but you possibly take excursions with tourist agencies.
You already received great answers, I will only add about the day trips from Korcula: Island Mljet - National Park area is gorgeous, there are organized tours with boats from Korcula, there you can hike and enjoy swimming, rent a canoe on the lake and visit the monastery on the island (you can do that also with the small tourist boat, the transfer is included in the price of your ticket for the whole Park area).