Discover charming villages and storybook walled towns, vineyards, olive groves and sandy beaches edged by some of the bluest water you’ve ever seen. It can be enjoyed as a stop on an unforgettable cruise, or as a destination of its own, easily reached by ferry or catamaran from Dubrovnik.
While you’re here on this island that’s alleged to be the birthplace of famous merchant traveler Marco Polo, put these top spots to see on your itinerary.
Old Town Korcula
Old Town Korcula is sometimes referred to as a “mini-Dubrovnik” with its endless medieval delights, including 13th-century stone defensive walls with ramparts, towers, and gates. It was once controlled by the Venetians and still retains plenty of glimpses from its past which can be seen while strolling the maze of atmospheric streets, laid out in a fishbone pattern to help protect residents from the elements. Simply get lost in the narrow alleyways, popping into unique, family-owned boutiques and galleries, and then dine at one of the many outstanding traditional eateries, perhaps along the waterfront, followed by sampling the nightlife in a lively bar or club. If you’re here in the summer, you can even watch a Moreska sword dance performance.
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St. Mark’s Cathedral
Within the Old Town are a number of impressive sites, with the most notable St. Mark’s Cathedral. Built over the 15th– and 16th-centuries from Korcula limestone in a Gothic-Renaissance style by local and Italian artisans, it has a statue of St. Mark above the entrance with incredible detail like the naked figures of Adam and Eve on the pillars of the door, while the gable cornice contains an elephant and two-tailed mermaid. The interior features a ciborium over the main altar, created by a talented local stonemason, Marko Andrijic, and below is a restored Tintoretto.