EXPLORE MEDIEVAL KORCULA: CLIMB MARCO POLO TOWER AND DELIGHT IN LOCAL FARE, LIKE CHEESE AND OLIVES, DURING YOUR CRUISE HOLIDAY.
The hilly island of Korcula is located in the central Dalmatian archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, and legend has it this enchanting port was founded by a Trojan hero in 12th century BC. Climb the steps of Marco Polo Tower, believed to be the house where the famous world traveller was born in 1254. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance architecture of St. Mark’s Cathedral. Catch a water taxi to discover the 15th century Franciscan monastery on the island of Badija. Or simply explore Korcula: Surrounded by walls, towers and gates, the medieval town is pedestrian friendly, and spans out like a fishbone, with marble streets that branch off. It’s the perfect setting to savour local cheese, olives and the region’s famous wine.