Island Korčula on New York Times list 52 places to go in 2016
The New York Times, which is one of the most read publications on the planet, have recommend readers to visit the Croatian island of Korčula on its list of 52 Places to Go in 2016… “It’s a big world out there, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. From ancient temples to crystalline waters, here are our top destinations to visit this year,” writes the New York Times, before listing the must-see spots around the world this year. Great promotion for the island of Korčula, which is situated on the southern Dalmatian coast. Korčula, with a population of over 16,000, is the second most populous Croatian island after Krk, and the most populous not connected to the mainland by a bridge.
The main settlements on the island are towns of Korčula, Vela Luka and Blato. Villages which are becoming more popular with tourists include Brna, Lumbarda, Račišće, Žrnovo, Pupnat, Smokvica and Čara. So how did the New York Times select this year’s list? “We discuss the merits and drawbacks of each suggested destination in a marathon-length meeting (or two) before cutting down the list. Our main goal is to have a variety of regions and interests, with some surprises mixed in. We also try for a mix of scale, including cities, regions and even entire countries,” they said.