Korčula Island, nestled in the Adriatic Sea, is a hidden gem of Croatia that captivates visitors with its natural beauty and rich history. At the heart of the island lies Korčula Town, a picturesque medieval town that exudes an authentic charm and offers a fascinating glimpse into the island’s past. From its cobblestone streets to its well-preserved architecture, Korčula Town invites travelers on a journey of discovery, immersing them in a world of history, culture, and timeless beauty.
Step into the Old Town
As you approach Korčula Town, you’ll be greeted by its impressive fortifications and the iconic red-roofed houses that line the harbor. Enter through the town’s medieval walls and find yourself transported back in time. The narrow, winding streets of the Old Town are a delight to explore, offering a labyrinth of surprises at every turn. Lose yourself in the maze-like layout and discover hidden courtyards, charming squares, and quaint shops.
Marvel at St. Mark’s Cathedral
At the heart of Korčula Town stands St. Mark’s Cathedral, a stunning architectural masterpiece that dates back to the 15th century. Its intricate stonework, Gothic and Renaissance elements, and intricate carvings are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the island’s artisans. Step inside to admire the beautiful interior, adorned with remarkable artworks and a stunning Venetian altarpiece.
Climb the Tower of All Saints
For panoramic views of Korčula Town and its surroundings, ascend the Tower of All Saints. Located next to St. Mark’s Cathedral, this medieval tower offers a bird’s-eye view of the town’s red-roofed houses, the shimmering Adriatic Sea, and the neighboring islands. Take your time to soak in the breathtaking vistas and capture unforgettable photos.
Visit the Marco Polo House
Korčula Town proudly claims to be the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo, and a visit to the Marco Polo House is a must for history enthusiasts. The museum showcases the life and adventures of this world-renowned traveler, with exhibits that provide insights into his journeys and discoveries. Walk through the rooms where Marco Polo is said to have spent his early years and learn about the impact of his explorations on world history.
Enjoy Local Cuisine and Wine
No visit to Korčula Town is complete without savoring the island’s gastronomic delights. Indulge in fresh seafood dishes, sample local delicacies, and experience the unique flavors of Korčula’s traditional cuisine. Pair your meal with a glass of the island’s renowned wines, such as Pošip or Grk, known for their exceptional quality and distinct character. The town’s restaurants and wine bars offer a range of options to satisfy your culinary cravings.
Korčula Town is a history, culture, and authentic charm treasure trove. Its medieval walls, cobblestone streets, and well-preserved architecture create a captivating atmosphere that transports visitors to a bygone era. As you wander through its winding alleys, explore its landmarks, and indulge in its culinary delights, you’ll uncover the true essence of Korčula Island. Immerse yourself in the rich history, soak up the vibrant culture, and let the authentic charm of Korčula Town leave a lasting impression on your heart.
Villa Gabriela – the perfect sanctuary for vacation
When it comes to finding the perfect sanctuary on Korčula Island, Villa Gabriela stands out as a haven of serenity, luxury, and personalized service. Book your stay at Villa Gabriela and immerse yourself in heaven. While Villa Gabriela offers a tranquil retreat, it also serves as an ideal base for exploring the wonders of Korčula Island. Take advantage of the villa’s convenient location to discover the island’s hidden coves, picturesque villages, and cultural landmarks.