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Visiting Korcula Island, Croatia

Korcula island, Croatia

Articles about the Island of Korcula

  1. Things to do in Korcula Island

    Korcula is one of the places and islands in Croatia that visitors to the country cannot get enough of. There is a lot to do on this island. Here we share things you really should add to your list. Whether you have just one, two, or more days available, here …
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  2. Hrvoje Kapelina Art

    About Hrvoje Lorenzo Kapelina The career of Hrvoje Kapelina has been determined by an extremely wish and need to paint. Like many other self-taught painters, unfettered and free of all rules and techniques imposed by eventual schools, he had to face many dilemmas and traps. Apart from the strong wish …
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  3. Cycling in Korcula Island

    Numerous quiet country lanes and scenic off-road tarmac roads, make the island of Korcula an ideal destination for a cycling holiday. There are cycling routes to suit everyone, from peaceful slow country lanes more challenging off-road hilly paths around hills of Korcula. You can cycle here along the lanes in …
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  4. Getting to Korcula

    Here are the current best options for public transport for getting to Korcula island. As there is no airport on the island, to reach the nearest airport you will need to fly to either Split or Dubrovnik and from there take any available public transport to reach Korcula. Flying to …
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  5. Hotel Korčula De La Ville

    Hotel de la Ville, which is now Hotel Korčula, is the first town hotel built in 1912, more than a hundred years ago. Therefore, it is a monument to Korčula’s tourist tradition. It has been considered to be the best of what Korčula has to offer since it was built. …
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  6. Korcula Archipelago

    The Korčula archipelago has almost twenty different islands, islets and reefs, collectively known as the škoji. Pronounced “schkoi“, the word comes from the Italian word ‘obstacle’. Their presence has been vital to the people of the surrounding area, frequently providing natural resources for a livelihood that has changed as time …
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  7. Korcula Old Town

    Korcula Old Town is a popular place to visit for anyone who is visiting the area around Dubrovnik, Split or Peljesac in Croatia. It is a small medieval walled town that was built on the tiny peninsula on the northeast coast of the Korcula island. The town is also known …
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  8. Moreška

    Moreska is pronounced ‘Moreshka’. It means ‘Moorish’. The word is derived from the Spanish adjective ‘Morisco’ or the Italian ‘Moresco’. It is a matter of conjecture whether the dance came to the Adriatic directly from Spain through roving Spanish sailors, or from Sicily or Italy when Dalmatia formed part of …
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  9. Marco Polo and Korcula

    Introduction The city of Korcula, in the opinion of its many distinguished visitors throughout its rich history, is one of the most attractive and best-preserved towns from the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean area. The island of the same name is one in the long string of ‘pearls’ forming a …
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  10. History of Korcula Island

    Prehistory The island of Korcula and the peninsula of Peljesac were inhabited even in the Neolithic Age, i.e. six to eight thousand years ago. There are numerous archaeological findings from that time, ranging from the first settlements, caves, tumili, and old stone buildings (gradine) to the earliest tools such as …
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  1. Historic Town of Korcula Walking Tour

    A historical stroll through the past and present of Korčula’s historic part. Kerkyra Melaina for the Greeks, Curzola for Venice, and Korčula for the Croatians, the town that soars above the Adriatic been called different names throughout the ages. Yet all treasured the one important thing that the island offered. …
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  2. Vrnik

    Despite no cars, no road and no real shop, this intriguing island of stone treasures, shaded swimming spots and newly opened art gallery is the only one that is still inhabited in the archipelago. The second-largest island in the archipelago offers the visitor shingle beaches in tranquil surroundings of a …
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  3. Badija

    Coated gracefully in pine, cypress trees and Mediterranean shrub while surrounded by a peacock colored sea, Badija is the most impressive islet in the Korčula archipelago. Containing family-friendly places to swim, impressive 15th century Renaissance architecture and one of the best views of the whole archipelago, visitors can easily spend …
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  4. Badija Church and Franciscan Monastery

    The 15th century saw a boom in construction in Korčula and its environs that included also Badija. The Cloister By 1477, the stylishly simple Gothic cloister was completed which is still visible today. As you arrive on the jetty closest to the town of Korčula and walk towards the monastery, …
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  5. History of Badija

    Badija was one of the two places around the island of Korčula where prehistoric remains have been found, as testified by the discovery of stone knives from the palaeolithic era. They can be seen today in the Korčula city museum. Antiquity followed pre-history, as remains of Roman settlements were also …
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  6. Sestrice Islands

    Located just under four nautical miles from Korčula old town, these two distant islands have a fraternal edge to their name. Known as the sisters; the Big Sister (Vela Sestrica) and the Small Sister (Mala Sestrica), like sisters, they are close but not identical. Vela Sestrica The larger of the …
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  7. Sutvara Island

    Sutvara, a small island with one of the best beaches in the Korčula archipelago and remains of antique crafts. Located 5 kilometres south-East of Korcula Old Town and 2.6 km from Lumbarda, this uninhabited islet is named after a small church that used to be here called St Barbara (corrupted …
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  8. Majsan Island

    Roman ruins (including a villa) lie a short boat trip away from the historic town of Korčula on the island of Majsan. The island offers a worthwhile day trip destination in the nearby archipelago opening up a fascinating, hidden past. The island offered valuable shelter for various ships going up …
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  9. History of Korcula Old Town

    Numerous precious experiences of all the history of town’s building seem to be sublimated in the urban organization of Korcula Old Town. It grew out of the remote prehistorical instinct for choosing a place of defence, later became an Illyrian observation-post from which they could control the shipping, then a …
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  10. Binocular Views from Korcula hills

    You are headed to Korcula, one of Croatia’s most dazzling islands where you can catch amazing views of the surrounding archipelagos and seascapes. Make the most of your holiday by hiking to surrounding hills, exploring historic landmarks in the island’s towns and villages and learning about the area’s rich history …
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More Information @

Korcula Tourist Board
HR-20260 Korčula, Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 4 Phone: +385(0)20 715 701 / +385(0)20 715 867 Fax: +385(0)20 715 866 

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