The Town of Korčula
Situated on the north-east part of the Island Korčula, the town that carries the same name is one of the most beautiful and the best preserved medieval towns on the Croatian coast. The old city was built on a small oval peninsula, surrounded by walls. The streets are arranged in a fishbone pattern, design to reduce effects of sun and wind. Korčula is called “Little Dubrovnik” by tourists. It is also known as the birthplace of the famous explorer and world traveler Marco Polo. The town still boasts Marko Polo’s house of birth, which is today turned into a Museum of Marko Polo. The houses’ tower provides a panoramic vista of Korčula, stretching from east to west. Korčula, with its picturesque sea-facade and crystal clear seawater, is splendid place to visit.