“Korčula enchants the senses with its timeless beauty and casts an everlasting spell of wonder on those who tread upon its ancient stone. The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds. The city of famous explorer Marco Polo who introduced eastern philosophy and culture to our world. The city o the most beautiful sea in the Adriatic. Don’t forget The “Moreška” sword dance in Korčula town, as well as the sword dances of Kumpanija and Moštra in Čara, Pupnat and Žrnovo are as much rooted in the history and soul of the island, as are the brotherhoods with bind the community. Immerse yourself in Korčula’s narrow walkways and discover adorned palaces and elegant houses; while in the evening, follow the fading light to reveal a glorious Adriatic sunset.”

 

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Korčula

4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT KORČULA:

1) Old town city walls from above look like a fish bone
2) Amazing check-in location if you wish to visit natural park Kornati
3) Full of nightlife & amazing restaurants
4) Newly discovered pearl

Things to do in Korčula

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

Revelin Tower

The Revelin Tower from 1485 protects the area between the Arsenal and the Land Gate Tower. The Arsenal of 1572 was built a the time when the importance of Korčula for the Venetian Republic was growing. Venice anchored of its war fleet over the winter in Korčula in the 18th century. Above the entrance to the Land Gate, there are two symbols marking Korčula’s history: a bas-relief with the winged lion of St. Mark, a symbol of the reign of the Venetian Republic and a stone tablet commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of the first Croatian king, Tomislav.

KORCULA, CROATIA - Main gate of old town of Korcula

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Marco Polo Exhibition

The one and only, Marco Polo. The famous explorer born in Korčula. Through this exhibition, you can embark on a journey from Korčula, see him in a desert caravan, follow him to the palace of the famous Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan in one of the seven exhibition halls bringing to life his adventures with outstanding set design and realistic figures. Also, there is a souvenir shop next to his old house.

St. Mark Cathedral

St. Mark’s Cathedral is the most attractive Gothic and Renaissance building in the old town of Korčula. It was built by local stonemasons between 14th and 16th century with the support of Italian masters. The most famous local stonemason was Marko Andrijić whose masterpieces are the upper part of the campanile and the ciborium above the high altar in the central nave, dedicated to St. Mark, the patron saint of Korčula.  The Gothic and Romanesque main portal was built by the Italian master, Bonino da Milano.

moreška korčula

City Sword – Moreška

Moreška is sword dance that is being played in Korčula since 1571. Moreska is not originally dancing from Korcula. It has been brought on Korcula from Spain, via Dubrovnik. Dance is performed by two groups of young men, “Moreškanti”, white ones clothed in red and black ones in a black uniform. They fight for Bula, White kings fiance, which has been kidnapped by Black king Moro. So the kings lead their men.

KORČULA IS ALL ABOUT EATING QUALITY FOOD

Presenting few restaurants, cafe, and market where you can expect only superb food, produce and amazing dishes for good prices. Everything you need for gastronomic superb experience

Lešić Dimitri Palace

Lešić Dimitri Palace stands within the heart of the old town of Korčula, with a refined elegance and style.  The restaurant and apartments were designed by an Asian-Croatian team of architects and interior designers and inspired by Korčula’s famous resident, Marco Polo and his travels along the Silk Road.

lesic dimitri restaurant korčula

Restaurant Filippi

Filippi is a well-known restaurant in the island port of Korčula on Petar Kanavelić walkway, known as Zakerjan by the local townsfolk. Tables are set in this exceptionally attractive location, directly above the water and looking out over the Pelješac channel and islands of the Korčula archipelago.

restaurant filippi korčula

Tavern Maha

Located few kilometers off the main road from the town of Korčula towards the countryside, Maha is a tavern and a family homestead. The interior is done up in traditional Dalmatian style with stone walls, rustic furnishings, and delicate lighting. The garden and terrace area are perfect for a traditional meal or a refreshing drink.

tavern maha

Tavern Mareta

They serve a  great mix of traditional and modern food that includes: fresh fish and vegetarian meals.  Only local and confirmed groceries are used in this meals with freshly picked spices and over 75% of vegetables are grown on the local Eco-farm.

tavern mareta korčula

Tavern Maslina

Konoba Maslina has been working for several years, always taking care of their guests’ wishes & comfort. Its domestic atmosphere helps you to slow down and relax in these times while eating many of the domestic meals which have their chefs gladly prepared for you.
tavern maslina korčula

Restaurant Aterina

A small kitchen on the west side of the old town produces delicious food made from fresh, local ingredients. Vegetables and fish are the basis of the menu, along with traditional pasta – “makaruni” and homemade bread. Excellent local wines are also important for a marvelous experience.

restaurant aterina korčula