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Island of Korcula

Island of Korcula, Croatia

Wherever you choose to find accommodation and spend your vacation on Korcula, you should visit the town of Korcula. Source: apartmanija.hr

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With the population of 16,000 people, Korcula is the second most inhabited Croatian island, after Krk. The island is extremely indented. It is adorned by hundreds of coves, numerous reefs and islets. Its south side is steeper and less accessible, while the north side is lower. It has many natural harbors: Korcula, Zrnovo/Banja, Racisce, Babina Prigradica, Vrbovica, Prizba, Brna/Smokvica, Zavalatica, Pupnat, Lumbarda and the best protected harbor of Vela Luka. Settlements developed around these harbors, and further inland one should also mention village of Blato. Climate is mild with average
Island of Korcula, Croatia

Korcula Baroque Festival (Korkyra Baroque Festival) gathers top Baroque artists. Source: korkyrabaroque.com

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summer temperatures of 27°C. Korcula is connected to Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Lastovo and Orebic on Peljesac by ferry service. In the summer, it is also connected with Italy by boat. Korcula is supposedly the birthplace of Marko Polo, who was born there in 1254. On Korcula, one can visit his house, Cathedral of St. Mark, town walls, or take a walk along the streets of the old town. The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Like all other Adriatic settlements, Korcula has passed hands between many rulers: Greeks, Illyrians, Romans, and Croatians. The island was governed by the Ragusa Republic,
Island of Korcula, Croatia

Vela Spila - prehistoric archeological site near Vela Luka on Korcula. Source: podbore.com

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Venice, Austria and France. There are popular archeological sites on the Island of Badija near the town of Korcula and Vela Spila in the vicinity of Vela Luka. On Korcula, tourism started developing in the 19th century, and the first tourist pamphlet of the island was printed in Vienna in 1914. The first bathing site was organized in the town of Korcula in 1904. After the World War II, tourism started developing exponentially, primarily when it comes to accommodation. Hotels and camps were built (Hotel Korcula, Park, Marko Polo, Liburna, Bon Repos, Korsal are just some of them) and apartment rental also become popular. One can find apartments in the old town of Korcula and in modern villas nearby. Ecology is one of its advantages. The scent of sea and intoxicating Mediterranean vegetation has a positive effect on the health and mood of people. The island provides modern hospitality service that has been long recognized by tourists from all over world.

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Other destinations of Dubrovnik-Neretva County: Blace | Blato/Korcula | Cavtat | Drace/Peljesac | Dubrovnik | Island of Kolocep | Island of Lastovo | Island of Mljet/Mljet NP | Island of Sipan | Klek | Komarna | Lumbarda/Korcula | Mlini | Molunat | Orasac | Orebic/Peljesac | Peljesac peninsula | Plat | Ploce | Prizba/Korcula | Slano | Ston/Peljesac | Trpanj/Peljesac | Vela Luka/Korcula | Zaton/Dubrovnik