Speed line to Korcula
Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, and harbouring a glorious old town, the island of Korcula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island, stretching nearly 47km in length. Dense woods led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Korcula). Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.
Tradition is alive and kicking on Korcula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to the delight of an ever-growing influx of tourists.
Korcula’s towers and remaining city walls look particularly striking when approached from the sea, their presence warning pirates the town would be no pushover. Originally these defences would have been even more foreboding, forming a complete stone barrier against invaders that consisted of 12 towers and 20m high walls. The architecture in the Old Town is mainly influenced by Venetian Renaissance (see palaces in Korcula). The Old Town center is dominated by the splendid St Mark’s Cathedral built in the Gothic-Renaissance style, completed in 15th century at the place of other church from 13th century...
There is a local legend that Marco Polo was born in Korcula Town and Marko Polo’s alleged house of birth is worth visiting. Despite its rather featureless interior, the houses’ tower (loggia) allows for a panoramic vista of Korcula, stretching from east to west. There are plans for this house to be turned in the Museum of Marco Polo.
The Moreska Sword Dance is Korcula's proudest tradition and one of the Adriatic's most unusual customs. It's a danced version of a sword battle and tells the story of an abducted princess. In 2014 Moreska joined the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
In korcula oenophiles will adore sampling its wine. Arguably the best of all Croatian whites is produced from posip grapes, which are only grown here and to a lesser extent on the Peljesac Peninsula. The grk grape, cultivated around Lumbarda, also produces quality dry white wine.
Distance from Dubrovnik City Harbour: 2 hours
The price: 800€
Included in the price: just transfer (possible different arrangements for groups)
Capacity: max12 passengers
Recomended to bring: swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat,...
To sail necessary favorable weather conditions.