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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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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Captain Rajko Zupan who spent his childhood on the island of Korcula where the great explorer Marco Polo was born.
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Another fire on the nearby Korcula island had destroyed 500 hectares of pine forest by Tuesday morning, the television said.
We took in some of the Adriatic scenery, including the island of Korcula.
Compagnie du Ponant's Heading to Croatia cruise doesn't just take you to the well-trodden destinations, Dubrovnik, Split and Korcula, it also goes to Sibenik, Hvar, Pula and Rovinj, along with Montenegro's beautiful Kotor Bay.
Next morning found us in Korcula, which claims to have been the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo, and has a St Mark's Square rather smaller and less crowded than its namesake in Venice.