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Island of Korčula

Cruise to Island of Korčula

Another ancient pearl of the Adriatic coast is the town of Korčula. It is believed that it is a hometown of Marko Polo. His house is located in the UNESCO protected old town called Korčula as well. It may be the truth that places and islands differ, but the Island of Korčula undoubtedly holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands.

History of Korčula

The island tells even more legends, tales, and monuments than anywhere else. The oldest written monument in Croatia, in Greek, was found there. According to the legend, Korčula was established by the Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC. As well there is a lot remaining from 13th and 14th century when Korčula was under Venice occupation. From rector palace to a pillar of shame. The local church has a tall tower from where you can view a photograph amazing landscape.

Restaurants and nightlife

Don’t miss wandering through narrow stone streets of the ancient city and look for the best restaurant in town with the best view on an unforgettable sunset. Korčula offers great gastronomy offer with many typical local dishes. Some of the most famous are the cookies from middle age. There is a bakery called Cukarin where this can be tried and bought. This is a very live city with many people and tourist during summer time. There are many great cocktail bars as well as few clubs on the open air where fun is guaranteed.

Moreška and "half of the year" tradition

Some of spectacular and interesting happenings which we recommend to see are historical dance of Moreska which is dances by mans who are fighting with swords! As well there is a legend that is retold during the dance about love between two young people whose love was forbidden due to historical happenings at the time. Second very interesting happening is every year on 30. June when Korcula people celebrate “half of the year!” There is a mascaraed organized and fun program during all day. This is certainly cool thing to visit if you are planning to be 30. June on Korcula!

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