Dalmatian island of Korcula, covering an area of 270 sq.km is a favorite vacation spot of many tourists coming to the south of Croatia. Colorful green island full of unique folklore and culture holds a long tradition of wine-making and construction, a unique folklore and culture
Croatians are proud of the fact that the great explorer Marco Polo was born in Croatia on the island of Korcula. This is one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia, with a centuries-old pine forests and lush Mediterranean vegetation, completely covering the island. The sandy beaches of the island are located in the quiet, calm bays.
Sights of Korcula island
The rich historical heritage of the island is widely represented in the museums of the city of Korcula and Vela Luka. The island preserved a lot of medieval churches and palaces that are worth a visit to diversify your vacation on Korcula. The most famous attractions of Korcula are located in the main town of the island - the old town of Korcula, surrounded by well-preserved massive city walls, built in the 14th century. On the town's main square dominates the majestic Cathedral of St. Mark. There are also the Bishop's Palace with a treasury and the palace Gabrielis that hosts the city museum
The most unusual entertainment on the island of Korcula is a passing summer costumed jousting presentation titled Moreska Kumpanija. The tradition of Moreska preserved in Korcula since the 15th century, this costumed show represents a battle of two armies fighting with the Arabs.
Beaches & Activities
Korcula island is famous for its beaches and green park of pine groves. The best beaches are located in the bays of Korcula Vela Przina and Bilin Zal near the village of Lumbarda and in the Bay of Luka Korculanska beside the city of Korcula. You can broaden your vacation on Korcula, and visit the picturesque pebble beach Proizd, located on a small island near the town of Vela Luka on the west coast o. Korcula.
Spending time on the island of Korcula is perfect for all those who love water sports. Diving enthusiasts can visit the diving clubs and Poseidon Gorgonia Diving in Vela Luka which organizes immersion of any complexity to explore the underwater beauty around the island of Korcula. Several sailing regattas held on the island during the summer
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