Korcula, Croatia

Korcula, Croatia

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An island of enchantment

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.

OLD TOWN

OLD TOWN

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OLD TOWN

OLD TOWN

Savor the smells, sights and tastes of Korcula, on marble streets surrounded by walls, towers, and gates. The medieval old town feels like a museum in itself, but worth exploring are the Museum of Korcula, the Bishop's Treasury of Korcula, and Marco Polo House.

ISLAND OF BADIJA

ISLAND OF BADIJA

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ISLAND OF BADIJA

ISLAND OF BADIJA

Hire a water taxi to take you to Badija, the largest island in the Skoji archipelago. This unpopulated and richly forested island is home to a 14th century Franciscan monastery.

Taste of Korcula

Taste of Korcula

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Taste of Korcula

Taste of Korcula

The Old Town of Korcula is a masterwork of architecture and urban planning. The fishbone layout of the town streets take advantage of the different winds to clear the air—something like a natural air conditioning system. Enjoy a tour through the charming streets of Korcula before a unique visit to a local family to enjoy homemade cheese, smoked ham, capers, salted fish salad, and excellent local brandy and wine.

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Korcula, Croatia At a glance

Current Weather:
8°C / 46 °F
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Current Time:
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Currency:
Croatian Kuna
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Local Details:
GPS: 42°57'31.62"N 17°8'12.08"E
Size: 279.00 KM2 (107.72 MI2)
Population: 16,182
Density: 58 Pop/KM2 (22 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +385

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