Surrounded by city walls and fortresses, Korcula is one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic Coast. Covered in dense pine forest, the island is full of legends, tales and monuments than any other island in Croatia. The town is supposed as birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China, while the legend says that town of Korcula was founded by the Trojan hero Antentor. Most of Korcula Town was built in the 15th century when local men were renowned throughout the Adriatic for their stone-carving skills. Fortunately they left some of the best of their work on the distinctive facades of the town buildings. Long and stormy history of the town left numerous traces visible at every step. Experience the charming streets and squares, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in the city. Wonder around and explore Renaissance palaces, treasury of the Abbey, City Museum and Icon Museum, as well the magnificent St. Mark Cathedral named for the city’s patron saint.
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