Cruising through Korčula

One of the Dalmatian coast’s little jewels is the island and town of Korčula. It’s like a shrinky-dink version, as if someone traced Dubrovnik and popped it in the oven and made it pint-sized.


We rented a car so we could motor in and drop them off at the airport and decided to head over early to make a stop in Korčula and we explored every winding walkway and inch of its peninsula shaped town.


Our visit found the town free of heavy tourist traffic but congested with much historic lore. For any of you history geeks out there, please tell me there’s at least one of you–we made the discovery that the Pope pronounced Korčula “Fidelissima,” because of their heroic defense against the Ottoman attackers during the epic Battle of Lepanto. And the famous explorer Marco Polo, while being Venetian born, may have had family origins in Korčula.


Crusing around Korčula was a great way to spend an afternoon.

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