Korcula

Korčula

(kôr`cho͞olä), Ital. Curzola, island, 105 sq mi (272 sq km), in the Adriatic Sea, off Dalmatia, Croatia. It is covered with pine forests, pastures, and vineyards and is a popular tourist resort. Most of the inhabitants are sailors, farmers, or fishermen. The island was colonized by the Greeks in the 4th cent. B.C. The chief town, Korčula, has retained its fine medieval cathedral and fortifications. According to some sources, Marco Polo was born there.

Korcula

 

an island in the Adriatic Sea; one of the Dalmatian islands. Belongs to Yugoslavia. Length, 47 km, area, 276 sq km; maximum elevation, 568 m. It is composed chiefly of limestone, dolomite, and sandstone. Karst formations are well developed. The climate is subtropical Mediterranean, with dry summers and annual precipitation of about 1,100 mm. There are tracts of pine forest and maquis. The principal crops grown on the island include olives, figs, citrus fruits, grapes, and wheat. Fishing is also important. There is tourism. [13–660-3; updated]

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The chosen ones can sample the local wines at the traditional wineries located across Vis, Hvar, and Korcula besides delicious homemade Croatian meals.
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Islands like Mljet, Krk, Korcula, Brac and Vis all have gorgeous little fishing villages - and many have island vineyards.
Los propios hermanos Andrijic, procedentes de la isla de Korcula y reconocidos en toda Ragusa, estuvieron a cargo de tallar las esculturas de marmol.
A short boat ride away is the island of Korcula, which claims to have been the birthplace of Marco Polo.
Tour highlights Join MS Mendula close to Dubrovnik Cruise through Elaphiti Isles Visit Scedro and famously chic Hvar Discover Roman Split Entrance fees to Mljet National Park Captain's Dinner in glorious Brac Guided tours of Hvar, Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik Breakfast each day, five lunches and two evening meals, including the Captain's Dinner Seven nights' accommodation on board MS Mendula in a lower deck cabin (upgrade cabins are available at a supplement), return flights and transfers *Valid on selected May 2018 departures only.
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Adriatic Princess II will explore Split, Sibenik, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik - and there will be swim stops at other idyllic locations.
You can also take a ferry to Korcula Old Town, where you'll find a maze of winding narrow streets and medieval history.
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