Korčula town. Located on an island with the same name that is just separated from the Pelješac Peninsula in Croatia, it is located roughly in between Split and Dubrovnik. Some have described it as a kind of mini Dubrovnik, which given its looks (it too is a medieval walled city) is certainly fair. But if it's a kind of mini-Dubrovnik, why bother coming since it's kind of out of the way? (you can drive, take a long-distance bus or a ferry from Dubrovnik, and all options will take you about 3 hours).
The answer is quite simple. Because when coming to Korčula you do not just get to see the old town, but you get to explore an island along with it. At a length of 47km (29mi) and with a hilly green pine covered interior that is every now and then interrupted by a vineyard or a quiet village (or the bigger towns of Vela Luka and Blato), it makes for excellent terrain to explore by bike or even on foot. What's more, this island is filled with quiet and secluded beaches - what could be better than renting a bike, bringing your swimming gear along and just heading out to see if you can find any? If you head to the south of Korčula you quite literally can't go wrong.
In town, the Romanesque-Gothic St. Mark's Cathedral is the top sight, but the town in general is filled with interesting (mostly Venetian Gothic) architecture. The town wall and towers as well as Venetian palaces belonging to its aristocrats complete the picture. [Review by travelindicator]
- Korčula is a city in Croatia's region of Dubrovnik-Neretva. It has a population of 5,634, is situated at an altitude of 3ft and the best airport to fly into is SPU (Split, Split)
- The currency used in Croatia is the Croatian kuna (HRK)
Other cities in the region (Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia)
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