The island of Korčula belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, separated from the Peljesac peninsula by a narrow Strait of Peljesac, between 900 and 3,000 metres (3,000 and 9,800 feet) wide. It stretches in the east-west direction, in length of 47 kilometres..
Main settlements on the island are towns of Korcula, Vela Luka and Blato. Villages along the coast are Brna, Lumbarda , Racisce and Prizba ; Zrnovo, Pupnat and Čara are located inland.
According to legend Korcula was birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Numerous festival and activities can be found everywhere , especially in summer season.