What to see in Korcula
The Croatian town of Korcula is a small town. In this town, the most famous traveler in the whole world – Marco Polo was born. The town is decorated with age-old pine forests and lush Mediterranean vegetation covering the whole territory of the island. Quiet and secluded bays with sandy beaches and mild climate attract connoisseurs of good rest. Sailing in this part of Croatia is a common occupation.
How to get to Korcula
The nearest airports to the city are in Dubrovnik and Split. It is possible to get to them practically from any part of the Earth. There are regular bus lines going to Korcula from airports. From Korcula itself you can get to any part of Croatia on a sailiing yacht. To do this, you can rent a yacht from a charter company or use the services of a public ferry.
Sights of Korcula
It is worth visiting Korčula, at least in order to taste the delicious local wines “Grk” and “Poship” – delightfully delicious wine drinks of Croatia. It is worth to visit the palace of Gabrielis XV century, which is located near the Bishop’s Palace in St. Mark’s Square. The Episcopal Palace consists of two floors. On the first floor there are historical treasury exhibits, at the second residence of the bishop. In the palace there is a world rare icon collection. One of the oldest buildings of Korcula XVI century – the Cathedral of St. Mark. The most visited place in the city is the museum of icons. It displays expositions of icons from different eras. In their series there are icons of the Brotherhood of All Saints of the XV century, solemn Byzantine icons of the XVII-XVIII centuries. Korchula is the birthplace of Marco Polo. The traveler’s house is located in the central part of the Old Town near St. Mark’s Cathedral. The house, both externally and internally, looks modest, but the beauty of the Adriatic Sea opens from its roof. Historically important place Korcula-Old Town. The city was built with the goal of defending the peninsula. But this is not the only destination and uniqueness of the city.