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Korcula voted no.5 best island in the world to visit

Korcula (Photo: Milica Spasojevic)

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.”

Flatey island

In second place was Palawan in the Philippines, followed by Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu and Sommarøy, Norway. 


10th. Bora Bora, Tahiti 

9th. Lummi Island, Washington, USA

8th. Barbados 

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. 

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