“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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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.
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.
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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.
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.