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Korčula- City of Marco Polo

  • Korčula- City of Marco Polo
  • Korčula- City of Marco Polo
  • Korčula- City of Marco Polo
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The jewel of the south Adriatic, a theme of many historic poems and songs, whose shiny white pebbles reveal to us its entire history. A birthplace of a famous seafarer and discoverer Marco Polo, a traditional center of diocese, a crossroad of many merchant adventures, a town known for its shipbuilding heritage and artistry of master builders and stonecutters who engraved all their virtue and knowledge in its walls, towers, villas, mansions, and its widely known St. Mark´s Cathedral. 
Lady Franceska (mistress of  Marka Pola) will guide  you through the Korcula and the customs of  13th century.  She will tell you many interesting stories and legends about the city of Korčula and life of Marco Polo. A leisurely approach to the history and culture of  Korcula city will surely delight and amaze you. Through the story, you will be introduced with life and work of Marco Polo, as well the piquant details from his private life which will present  you Korcula of that time.
A pleasant summer walk will end with tasting local ice cream, as one of the most famous desserts that Marco Polo brought to Europe when he returned from the Far East.
 
SPECIAL FEATURE OF CITY TOUR
- Local guide dressed in Lady Francesca - mistress of Marco Polo
- Theme-adjusted city tour
 
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: transfer, licenced local guide, enter fee to the Tower of Marko Polo,  ice cream degustation
 
PRICE: 26,50 euro / 199kn
 
 
Adress: Trg Petra Šegedina 3a
20260 Korčula, Hrvatska
Telephone: +385 20 711 750
Mobile phone: +385 (0)91 571 43 55
E-mail: info@korkyra.info
Skype adress: Agency.Korkyra.info

The island of Korcula, the ancient Greeks called  Korkyra Melaina  and in Roman times it was known as Corcyra Nigra  or  Black Korcula.

Name was given by  the lush vegetation of underbrush and pine forests that once covered the entire island .

Broad panoramic views,  mild Mediterranean climate, clean sea, interesting cultural heritage, various sports, recreational and entertainment facilities and warm-hearted and hospitable people make the island of Korcula, an attractive tourist destination .

The three largest settlements on the island of Korcula are Vela Luka in the west of the island,  Blato in the middle  of the island and town  Korcula on the East. Other places are Lumbarda, Pupnat, Žrnovo, Čara, Smokvica Račišće.

The island is known for its natural beauty and exceptional cultural heritage and for a thousand-year tradition of making a high quality...

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