Korcula is a Croatian island in the Adriatic that belongs to the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. This, the sixth largest Croatian island, has about 16,000 inhabitants and is one of the favorite destinations for tourists around the world. Although not officially confirmed, it is believed to be a great explorer , Marco Polo was born on Korcula.
The island of Korchula was probably inhabited in prehistoric times. In Vela spila, one of the sights of Korcula, there is the oldest recorded evidence of population, and they date back to the Old Stone Age. It is believed that Korcula was actually founded by Antenor more than a millennium BC. Throughout history, the administration of Korcula has changed, so this island was Greek, Roman, Illyrian, Byzantine and eventually Slavic. The most famous inhabitant of Korcula is considered to be the already mentioned Marco Polo, for whom there are records that testify that he came from this island, although other locations in Europe such as Venice and Istanbul without any concrete evidence want to show their cities as the birthplace of this great explorer.
The city is on the UNESCO list of protection and is an integral part of the history of the island. A place of culture, history, beauty and charm, the island of Korcula offers a variety of activities and unique traditions set on the stunning Adriatic and blessed by the excellent Korcula weather.
Ferries and buses running from Dubrovnik and Split on land bring visitors to the island of Korcula along with private sailboats and catamarans. Whether you are planning a day trip to the island of Korcula or staying for a few weeks, come to the island to enjoy hidden beaches, pebble and sandy shores, various water sports and scenic views from all directions.
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