Korcula, Croatia (Home of Marco Polo)

Moresha Sword Dance Korcula Croatia
Moresha Sword Dance - Korcula, Croatia
Korcula at Sunset Croatia
Korcula at Sunset - Croatia
Beautiful Orebic Korcula Island Croatia
Beautiful Orebic - Korcula Island, Croatia
Walled Korcula Town Korcula Island Croatia
Walled Korcula Town - Korcula Island, Croatia
Main Square Korcula Croatia
Main Square - Korcula, Croatia
Marco Polo Home Korcula Croatia
Marco Polo's Home - Korcula, Croatia
map Marco Polo Travels
Marco Polo's Travels

Korcula Island, Croatia (Home of Marco Polo) (6/24-6/26/09) 

Welcome to the home of Marco Polo.

A highlight of our visit to Korcula Island was attending the traditional 400-year-old Moreska Sword Dance (see photo) where the black and red knights fight over a princess - probably like our Prom night.  

During the Moreska Sword Dance, a sword broke off and hit a guy in the head who was in our audience. He left holding his head with blood pouring down his face. The Moreska Sword Dance performers continued on.

Many believe Korcula was the birthplace Marco Polo, who changed history with his writings about decades of travels to numerous places Europeans didn’t know existed.  

We can only dream that someday we can rival the influence of Marco Polo.

Korcula town is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean dominated by a 14th century cathedral. The town of Korcula is a natural air conditioner with curved streets on the west protecting the city from the cold winter winds and straight streets on the east when the summer winds cool the city. 

We found a place to stay right in the middle of Korcula's walled old town. 

After visiting this ancient town of Korcula, we took a small taxi boat just 20 minutes away to the Croatian mainland to Orebic. Orebic is a picturesque coastal village with lovely beaches, good seafront restaurants, and fantastic views of the Adriatic (see photo).

Some history... Korcula is a mixture of various European civilizations – Ilyrian, Greek, Roman, and Venetian. The Venetians ruled for centuries and their influence is everywhere. Before coming under the reign of Venice, Korcula had been governed by Byzantium, Zahumlje, the Hungarian-Croatian states, and Dubrovnik.

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1 comment:

  1. Really cool post about the island of Korcula! The beaches on Korcula is something also worthy visiting, amazing that there are so many that you can even take a swim around the ramparts: http://www.korcula-larus.com/medieval-spirit-of-the-city-of-korcula/


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