Town of Korcula

Island Korcula - Town of Korcula

" Decoration from the Adriatic "

Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, 46 km long is the famous island of Korcula. The sixth-largest Adriatic island. It has 96 bays and capes. From east to west it is proud of its places: Lumbarda, Korčula, Žrnovo, Pupnat, Račišće, Čara, Smokvica, Blato and Vela Luka. This island is known for its dense forest, and the ancient Greeks called this island Black Korcula (Korkyra Melaina).

Evidence of the first inhabitants of the island dating back to the Old Stone Age has been recorded in the Vela Cave. Throughout history, the administration of Korcula has been continually changing, so this island was Greek, Roman, Illyrian, Byzantine and eventually Slavic. The turbulent history of Korcula is written in stone and is visible on every piece of this unique island. It is believed that the great explorer, Marco Polo, was born on Korčula.

To defend against the attack, the city itself was built from east to west by a series of narrow streets reminiscent of herringbone
The main entrance to the historic centre of Korcula is the Land Gate, which dates back to the 15th century. One of the most important sights is the Cathedral of St. Mark was built in the 15th century, in the Gothic-Renaissance style with a relief of Adam and Eve on each wing, and at the top is a statue of St. Mark. The remains of St. Theodora are also in the cathedral.

It is also important to emphasize the rich folklore heritage. The population has been holding knights 'games for centuries, and during the Knights' Games Festival in Korčula, you can see the traditional Moreška. A game in which two sides fight for a girl, based on the roots of conventional Mediterranean stories and legends.

What to see in town of Korcula

  • House and museum of Marco Polo
  • Korcula Town Walls
  • Revelin Tower
  • Zakerja Tower
  • Sea Gate Tower

For all wine lovers, Korcula is a real paradise. It is known for its white grapes and the millennial tradition of making top wines of indigenous varieties, Pošip, Rukatac, Grk. They are adorned with complexity, varietal aromas, aroma, taste and climate of the Mediterranean, which is why they are incredibly fresh and drinkable. Feel the breath of this rich island and visit Korcula.