26 September 2019 – The Croatian island of Korcula has been voted among the world’s best 5 islands to visit in 2020 in a survey by global travel site Big 7.
Following on from sample survey results of 1.5 million social audience, previous media scores and contributions from their editorial team, Big 7 has revealed the best islands in the world in the list of the top 50.
Korčula is the second most populous Adriatic island after Krk, separated from the Pelješac peninsula by a narrow strait. Towns and villages on the island include Korčula, Vela Luka, Blato, Brna, Lumbarda, Račišće, Žrnovo, Pupnat, Smokvica and Čara.
This is what Big 7 had to say.
“Korcula is 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 dense forest offer incredible scenery.”
In no.1 place was Iceland’s Flatey island.
“In a charming way, it feels very much like a movie set. And so it is. Many movies are set on the island, most notably The Honour of the House based on a short story by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness. The tranquility at this island is unique – time stands still.”
In second place was Palawan in the Philippines, followed by Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu and Sommarøy, Norway.
TOP 10 ISLANDS IN THE WORLD 2020:
10th. Bora Bora, Tahiti
9th. Lummi Island, Washington, USA
7th. Pemba Island, Zanzibar
6th. The Aran Islands, Ireland
5th. Korcula, Croatia
4th. Sommarøy, Norway
3rd. Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
2nd. Palawan, Philippines
1st. Flatey, Iceland
You can check out the full list here.