The island of Korčula belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, separated from the Pelješac peninsula by a narrow Strait of Pelješac.
The town of Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island.
The town's historic side
Surrounded by walls, the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern.
The Land Gate
Bokar tower, Korčula
Large Rector's Tower and harbour
One of a famous and significant residents of Korčula was Marco Polo, a Venetian explorer, merchant and writer, known for the book "The Travels of Marco Polo", which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia.