Island Korčula




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ISLAND KORČULA

            ISLAND OF MARCO POLO

 The Black Beauty called by the Romans (Korkyra Negra) for its coniferous forest, or Korkyra Melaina as the Greeks called it by their nymph Melaina or as we often call it –The island of

Marco Polo.According to legend this world traveler was born right here in 1254.

Whatever it  is called one thing is certain- there  are not many persons that this island does not leave breathless by its beauty.


 
 

A highly indented coastline, especially the north side with safe  ports like Korčula town, Banja , Račišće,Vrbovica and Prigradica that provide shelter to the ships and tourists looking for peace and rest.

From peninsula Pelješac is shared with Pelješac channel – a paradise for surfers from all over the world.


 

Čara´s fruitful slopes where  Pošip and Grk are grown (sorts of grapes used for same name famous wines), an exquisite architecture of the town of Korčula, the history of the island from the time when it was a Greek colony, over the Illyrians , Romans, Byzantines, even Dubrovnik, Venice, Austria and Napoleon himself , tradition , folk dances of which the Moreška as a recognitable symbol.

All this make a unique compound that this Black Beauty puts on desirable top tourist destinations of the Mediterranean.

 


 
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