How to have a good night out in Korcula
Nightlife in Korčula Town is pretty low-key – a seafood dinner with a bottle of wine at an outdoor table, and then to bed, being the norm for most visitors. The two places that do stand out are Cocktail Bar Massimo and the Tramonto Cocktail Bar, both of which are ideal for either a pre-dinner aperitif or an after-dinner nightcap. Most people's favourite is the slightly quirky Cocktail Bar Massimo (Šetalište Petra Kanavelića bb). Located on the tip of the old town peninsular, in a crenellated tower that was once part of the city walls, it's accessed up a ladder and drinks arrive via a dumb waiter operating on a pulley system. Nearby, on the west side of the old town peninsular, Tramonto Cocktail Bar (Ismaelli 12) serves drinks, ambient chill-out music and memorable sunset views on a stone terrace overlooking the sea, with the yachts moored up along the quay in the foreground.
Just outside the old town, Vinum Bonum (Punta Jurana bb) is a wine shop which doubles as a wine bar in the evenings - come here to sample Korčula's delicate white Pošip by the glass, in the company of locals and visitors in the known.
Unique to the island of Korčula since the 17th century, the Moreška Sword Dance tells the story of a beautiful maiden named Bula, and two knights who fight for her love. You can see it performed from May through October, at 9pm on Monday and Thursday, next to the Land Gate, at the entrance into Korčula's old town. Tickets are available from local hotels and travel agencies, and reservations are recommended.
For more information on nightlife on the Dalmatian Coast, read my Dalmatian Coast nightlife page.