Korcula is an island off the coast of mainland Croatia, in the Adriatic Sea. Korcula l is ocated in the region of Croatia that is known as Dalmatia.


Most of Korcula is hilly.


There is a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot, dry summers and mild to cold winters.


Korcula has in indented coastline with many bays and small beaches.


Popular activities in Korcula include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.


The island is well suited for walking, hiking and mountain biking. Some travel companies offer donkey tours of the island.


Korcula Town is known for its Old Town, a medieval walled city. The gates to Korcula Old Town were built in the 14th century.


A popular attraction in Korcula Town is St Mark's Cathedral. It was built in the 15th century, on the site of an earlier 13th century church.


Marko Andijic, a master stonemason, built the tower and cupola of this Gothic-Renaissance cathedral.


The altarpiece was painted by Tintoretto.


The bronze statue of St Blaise was built by the modern Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.


Legend says that Marco Polo was born in Korcula Town. The house in which he was supposed to have been born has been turned into a museum.


Today, about 3,000 people live there in Korcula Town. There are many cafes, restaurants and galleries.


Tourists can learn more about the history of Korcula by visiting Korcula Town Museum.


Vela Luka is an industrial town on Korcula. Prozd, an islet that is known for its beautiful beach, lies at the entrance of Vela Luka's bay.


Pupnat, a small village on Korcula, with a population of about 500, is the island's oldest continuous settlement. It was founded by Illyrians.


The town of Lumbarda is very popular with tourists. It is famous for its vineyards and the white wine, that is known as Grk, which is produced there.