Island of Korcula has an area of 279 km ², 46.8 km long and on average 7.8 km wide. It lies near the dalmatian coast and the Peljesac peninsula can be reached by sailing around 1 km wide strait. On the island is around 16,000 permanently inhabitants and and so is the second most populous island of the Adriatic Sea. The highest peaks of the island are Klupca with 568 m and Korn with 510 m above sea level. The island is easily accessible by ferry from the mainland of Drvenik or of the port Orebic on the peninsula Peljesac.