KORCULA  -  island of Korcula,  Dalmatia,  Croatia

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Korcula accommodation

Hotel Korsal Korcula Hotel Korsal
Superb 9.1 from 107 €

Hotel Korcula Korcula Hotel Korcula
Good 7.2 from 67 €

Hotel Marko Polo Korcula Hotel Marko Polo
Good 6.7 from 78 €

About Korcula

Where is Korcula: island Korcula lies south-east from Split and island Hvar and north-west from Dubrovnik. Korcula island is 46,8 km long.
According to the medieval legend the Trojan hero Antenor founded Korcula.

The town of Korcula, the historical centre of the island, has a very nice location in the Peljesac Channel. It is also known for its outstanding historical and cultural heritage and a long tradition in shipbuilding, seafaring and stone-masonry.

Korcula is ingeniously planned medieval stone city. Streets are organized in the form of fish-bone, to avoid overheating and strong south or north wind impact.
Among many styles dominant style is Gothic - floral gothic style.

About Korcula: The walking in the town begins with Punat bridge. By the main town street we arrive to the elevation of the Cathedral Square. The biggest and the most beautiful building, on the top of the town, the Cathedral of St. Marco.

South, there is the Bishop's Palace with the Abbatial Treasury of St. Marco, a collection of manuscripts and books, a rich collection of Croatian and Italian Renaissance artists. North, there is a small church of St. Peter - the oldest preserved church from the 11th century.

Marco Polo the great explorer of the Far East was born in Korcula in 1254, the most famous diplomat and world traveler at the court of Kublai-Khan. The travelogue of Marco Polo, known as the "Million" was a big stimulus to Christopher Columbus on his new world journey.

Korcula is well known by the Moreska knight game. Battle between White King Osman and Black King of Moors, for the girl captured by the Black King and then released by the White King. Reminiscent of the victory of Christians over the Moors, triumph of love and good over evil.

500 metres west from the town is Dominican monastery of St. Nicola,the Franciscan monastery on Badija island. Spectacular archipelago with 20 islands is very attractive destination.

Today Korcula is an important tourist destination. Tourism has long tradition on the island. The first modern hotel, Korcula, was opened in 1912. Hotel guests have been enjoying the sunset at the hotel terrace for decades, which is a unique experience in the early summer.

One of the biggest advantages of Korcula as the tourist destination is purity and clarity of the sea. Mediterranean way of life can be seen at every step, and the taste of the Mediterranean is a must in the rich tradition of Korcula's cuisine.

For centuries due to the Mediterranean sunshine, Korcula and Peljesac wines have a specific aroma and quality. The ancient Greek colony Korkyra planted first vineyards. Wines are waiting for sons of Odysseus to enjoy, a compound of sun, soil and effort - eternal divine liquid.

Korcula attractions & activities

  • St. Mark's cathedral
  • Abbey treasury
  • Church of All saints
  • Old town streets
  • Marko Polo birthhouse
  • Old Town palaces
  • Museum & galleries
  • Moreska sword dance
  • 1/2 year celebration
  • Korcula archipelago
  • Taverns & restaurants
  • Korcula-Peljesac wines