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Korčula City is located on the northeastern end of Korčula Island. It is comprised of the old town on an oval peninsula and newer parts along the East and West coasts of the old center. The first proof of the city was brought by the Byzantine historian and ruler Constantine Porfirogenet in the 10th century, however there are no remains of buildings from that period. There are, however, remains of 13th century walls and decorations which show that the city was surrounded by walls. This was at the time of the Venetian Zorzi family. Legends say that Poseidon kidnapped his beloved Korkyra and moved her to the island which, today, has her name (Korčula = Korkyra). The magnificent world traveler and explorer Marco Polo was born in Korčula and his home still stands on the island. There are other numerous historical monuments which are evidence of the interesting history of the city. See the old city center and its ancient buildings and narrow streets, cathedral of St. Mark, home of Marco Polo, nine churches in the center of the old town, walls which surround the whole island, sea gate, land gate and other interesting sites. The whole island is great for sports and recreation lovers since the clear sea is perfect for almost all types of water sports such as sailing, surfing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving and numerous others. Korčula Island offers many entertainment possibilities during the summer. Every town on the island has a separate program so you can find entertainment every day. The city holds traditional fishermen’s festivities where you can enjoy Dalmatian music, local food and good wine. Those who wish to be out until the early morning hours can do so in the bars and night clubs, while those who prefer a more intimate setting can visit one of the restaurants and enjoy the music of traditional Dalmatian choirs. If you would like to taste cuisine from Dalmatia and the island, you can do so in restaurants such as “Marco Polo”, “Aborda”, “Bilin Žal”, “Adio Mare”, “Briškula” and “Gajeta”.

Must see places

Omiš is a small Mediterranean town located at the mouth of the river Cetina. Of its historical characteristics, we emphasize the following: the fortresses Mirabela and Fortica, parish church of St. Michael, Franciscan monastery, churches of St. Peter, Holy Spirit, the Illyrian seminary, old cemetery, medieval town center, pole of shame and the old town lodge. Sports fans can take part in river rafting on the Cetina, free climbing, wind surfing, swimming marathon, beach volleyball and other activities.

Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast. The city is full of tourist activities and everyone is sure to find something to their liking. Makarska has several historical monuments such as the Franciscan monestary (which includes a Pinacotheca, a library, a Malacological museum, and the “Planina i More” institute) the church of St. Mark, church of St. Peter, city museum and the church of St. Philip. Those who prefer sports and recreation can take part in cycling, sailing, jet-ski riding, basketball, hunting, soccer, volleyball, paragliding, hiking, rafting, fishing and scuba diving.

Ston is a city located at the very beginning of the Pelješac Peninsula and it is also called the “city of salt”. The most important activity in the city is wine production. Those who enjoy historical monuments can visit the church of St. Michael, church of Our Lady of Lužin, offices of the Dubrovnik Republic, rector’s palace, Napoleon’s road, Gadnja cave and the longest stone wall in Europe (5.5km).

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Guest reviews Korcula - island Korcula

Fabulous
4.6
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Atmosphere:
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Beaches:
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Friendly locals:
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Security:
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Touristic offer:
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  • Excellent 4.8
    Mia
    Family, Sweden
      28/06/2013
    Korcula was a beautiful island! We liked it a lot.
  • Fabulous 4.4
    Gustavp
    Couple, Brazil
      19/07/2011
    Excellent spot
    Absolutely gorgeous and charming place. Despite being a small town, we loved everything: the bakeries, restaurants, bars and cafes. The environment in the summertime is fantastic, mainly by the end of the day, when the sun is saying goodbye. Don''t miss it!
    Parking can be a problem. But it''s no different than the rest of Croatia cities by the shore.
  • Excellent 5
    Wielbass
    Group of friends, Sweden
      15/07/2011
    If I only had a little island
    This was my second time in Korcula and the old town of Korcula. I have been in Croatia many times before and seen many different places with a wide of variety of things to see. But there is something breath taking about otok Korcula. The Adriatic sea, the little island Stupe (with its wonderful locals), the food and the kind people, there is so much to add to that list. I have found my diamand in the sea. There is no need to go anywhere else, I have all I need in a small apartman in Korcula town. If I get the chance I will take my father to Korcula next year and maybe he will understand the amazing in the surroundings.

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