The hilly island of Korcula is located in the central Dalmatian archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, and legend has it this enchanting port was founded by a Trojan hero in 12th century BC. Climb the steps of Marco Polo Tower, believed to be the house where the famous world traveler was born in 1254. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance architecture of St. Mark’s Cathedral. Catch a water taxi to discover the 15th century Franciscan monastery on the island of Badija. Or simply explore Korcula: Surrounded by walls, towers and gates, the medieval town is very pedestrian friendly, and spans out like a fishbone, with marble streets that branch off. It’s the perfect setting to savor local cheese, olives and the region’s famous wine.
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