Top 10 Interesting Places to Visit on the Island of Korcula


The island of Korcula is one of the favorite destinations for tourists from around the world. It is the sixth-largest Croatian island and has a permanent population of around 16,000. One of the first associations to the island of Korcula is certainly the great explorer Marco Polo, who is believed to have been born right here.

Korcula has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Throughout its long history, the island was Greek, Roman, Illyrian, Byzantine, and finally Croatian. Today, the island is a modern tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches and clear sea, many cultural and historical sights and top gastronomic experiences.

Read about the top 10 places you should not miss during your trip to Korcula:

1. St. Mark's Cathedral - one of the most famous sights of the island of Korcula is St. Mark's Cathedral was built in the 15th century, in the Gothic-Renaissance style. It is located on the main town square of Korcula and it is almost impossible to avoid when you are on this beautiful island.

2. Marco Polo House - many old records confirm that Marco Polo was born and lived in the town of Korcula, as evidenced by his small stone house that has been converted into the Marco Polo Museum and is a great attraction among tourists from all over the world.

3. Land Gate - the Old Town of Korcula is entered through the Land Gate at the southern end. The front of the gate is covered with a triumphal arch built in honor of Commander Leonardo Foscolo, who was important for the defense of Dalmatia during the 17th century.

4. Church of St. Peter - this small Gothic church from the 14th century is one of the oldest in the historic center of Korcula. It is simply decorated, with the main facade decorated with a relief of St. Peter made by Bonino da Milano.

5. Gabrielis Palace - the magnificent Gabrielis Palace is a representative example of the residential architecture of the town of Korcula in the 15th and 16th centuries. Today, the City Museum is located here. The permanent exhibition shows the long and interesting history of this town in an interesting and interactive way. The reconstruction of the traditional Korcula kitchen on the top floor is especially interesting - in the old days, it was common for kitchens to be located in the attic.

6. Head of St. Anthony - continuing the walk along the sea from the town of Korcula leads to Head of St. Anthony after which this part of the town got its name. Here you can see the beautiful church of St. Anthony, to which you climb over exactly 101 steps surrounded by a cypress tree line.

7. Vela Spila - Vela Spila is an archeological site in a cave above the town of Vela Luka. The cave expands to 50 x 40 m and stands at a height of 20 m, while the entrance is about 8 m wide. There are two openings on the ceiling of the cave that allow sufficient daylight to enter. Vela Spila takes visitors on a journey through time, through the history of the human race.

8. Pupnatska Luka - Pupnatska Luka is one the most famous and largest bays on the south side of Korcula, with a beautiful, wide and very adaptable pebble beach at the bottom of the bay.

9. Zitna Beach - Zitna Beach is a spectacular bay located next to the small town of Zavalatica. Perfect for lazy days, swimming and sunbathing. This sheltered bay has beautiful, calm, turquoise water.

10. Zal Beach - of all the beaches on Korcula, this beach in the center of Prizba is certainly one of the most attractive and most visited on the entire island of Korcula. Here you will find additional facilities such as rental of recreational and sports equipment, boat rental, beach volleyball courts and beach bars.


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The guide really helped me plan my trip within Korcula. I was able to select which places to visit. Places that matched my interest. The guide has a good description of various locations. I enjoyed using the guide.
St Mark's Cathedral and Church of St Peters are just among the locations I loved when I visited Kerala. The useful guide really helped me reach this locations and others that I visited.
This island is one of the best touristic destinations and i am excited i got to visit with the help of this guide. i had such a wonderful experience and i will be revisiting soon. I toured various locations and i enjoyed every second of the tour.
The Island of Korcula is really mesmerizing. Its view just stands out. Its history is amazing. With the help of the guide, I got to know about the tourist destinations in this place. I visited seven of the locations. I had a wonderful experience in this Island.
Visited the Head of St. Anthony and marveled at the amazing beauty of the provided by the cypress trees. I counted the steps and true to the guide they were exactly over 101. Amazing place.
The guide gave a detailed description and history of Marco Polo to which the location was named after. The location was believed to be his house, which was later made to a museum after his death. I will bring my husband on my next visit.
I loved the Gothic-Renaissance architectural style incorporated in The Cathedral of St. Mark. The guide carefully described the artistic styles incorporated in its construction. I learned that the romanesque door at the entrance was made by sculptor and architect Bonino from Milan.