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Sightseeing in Korcula Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

The picturesque island of Korcula is one of the most ambitious and interesting in Croatia. In addition to the unique nature and many beaches, it attracts travelers with a rich cultural heritage. It’s also worth noting that upscale water sports centers are found there, as training conditions here are favorable thanks to unique climatic characteristics. Three diving centers and a surf school offer their services to vacationers.
Many popular hotels are located in the capital of the island; the luxurious villa Castello is situated there. A little more than a hundred meters shares the hotel with the coast; the former … Open
Fans of excursions are attracted with another object, the small island's capital, the town of Korcula. Surprisingly, numerous historical monuments of different eras are distributed around the territory of the town; they will bring a lot of impressions. The amazing historic district, construction of which took place during the reign of the Venetian Empire, has survived in the capital. Strolling through the historic district, you can walk through the narrow winding streets striking with abundance of original buildings.
One of the most spectacular among them is the Cathedral of St. Mark; it had been built in the early 14th century. It’s noteworthy that the cathedral has being rebuilt and updated continuously over the next five centuries. Religious sites, which visitors can admire today, haven’t changed their appearance since 1806. The oldest structures on the island are walls surrounding the historical district of the capital; they had been built in the 13th-14th centuries and for many years have defended the city against numerous conquerors. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Korcula, like the other island territories, is not a good place for large-scale shopping. If you want to buy things from the world's leading manufacturers at low prices, it's best to take … Open
The Prince's Palace has perfectly preserved to this day; that’s a fine example of 14th century architecture. This is one of the few buildings that hasn’t changed appearance and didn’t undergo any major renovation. Franciscan Monastery is among other noteworthy historical sites. It was also founded in the 14th century; a lot of amazing stories and legends are associated with the building.
The Church of All Saints is worth noting among unique religious sites. According to historical records, it was built in 1306, but it has failed to retain its original appearance. However, walls of the church house many unique religious artifacts, and its harmonious appearance deserves the highest praise. Part of the church is now converted into a museum housing a rich collection of ancient icons.
For many years, Korcula Island has been under the rule of various states. A large number of historical and architectural monuments of different epochs starting back from the Neolithic period … Open
A historical monument of the later period is St. Peter's Chapel built in the 16th century. Fans of exciting excursions would be interested in visiting the Bishop's Palace, whose age is more than 400 years. The treasury has survived to these days; it’s open to all comers. Garibaldi Palace, a vivid monument of architecture in the Renaissance style, is worth attention. Currently, this beautiful palace is home to the Municipal Museum and the priceless collection of works of art by local artists.
According to one legend, the world famous explorer Marco Polo was born on the island of Korcula. His house has remained in the historic district of the capital. The building has also turned into the museum representing life and achievements of the great traveler. Outside the capital, you can also find a lot of interesting objects for study. The island is famous with a variety of natural attractions, so scenic walks are one of the favorite pastimes of its guests.
The cuisine of the Adriatic coast was influenced by neighboring Italy and France slightly larger than the cuisine of central Croatia. In Korcula, you can easily order the usual Croatian meat … Open
Visiting small picturesque villages located close to the seaside will also bring many unforgettable memories to tourists. Orebic Village never ceases to attract numerous travelers with its charming beaches that have managed to keep their original beauty. The settlement is also famous for its skilled craftsmen – their workshops are very interesting to visit as it is possible to find some unusual and creative souvenirs there. Numerous restaurants will make any vacation even more exciting as they serve many popular dishes of the Adriatic cuisine.
Fans of excursions will be pleased with their visit to the port town of Vela Luka that still has a historical center full of old buildings. Nowadays, many of these gorgeous buildings have been transformed into shops and restaurants, and this fact will make an excursion in the town even more exciting. The port area is incredibly picturesque and, therefore, interesting to attend. Every day, numerous ferries arrive there. All towns and villages on the island are quite small, and the capital is no exception. Besides that, they are distinguished by a simple planning, and this fact makes them incredibly comfortable for a walk through the town. There is no public transport on the island, so tourists who do not like walking long are recommended to rent a bike in one of the numerous centers.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Korcula Island
♥   Castle 'Tvrdalj Castle' , 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hvar Fortress' , 48.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ljubuški Fortress' Ljubuški, 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Starigrad Fortress' , 60 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 60.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Korcula Island
♥   Forest Park 'Ošjak (Vela Luka)' , 21.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Mljet' , 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Biokovo' , 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Marjan' , 77.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Velika i Mala petka' , 97.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Stadion Gospin Dolac

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Gospin Dolac is the home stadium for the Imotski football club and can accommodate 4,000 spectators, although the number of curious tourists visiting the stadium is much bigger. The trip to the strange stadium will be an unforgettable excursion, during which you can see the interesting historical and natural sights. Within easy reach of the stadium are the ruins of the old town. The tower visible from the grandstands is only a part of the buildings hidden behind the rocks. … Read further
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