Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korčula .The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds.
This is a place where, according to some sources, Marco Polo was born. It has many beautiful beaches and bays, stone houses, centuries-old olive groves and vineyards.The “must see” sights are the Cathedral of St. Marco, the center of religious life, and the most beautiful Gothic Renaissance monument in the old town of Korčula. There is also the Korčula Town museum, situated in the Gabrijelis palace. Folk knight dances, Moreška, Kumpanija and Mostra, represent a part of the tradition of Korčula. Korčula is also famous for its gastronomic delicacies, typical for the Mediterranean region. Most famous traditional meal is "brodet" (fish stew), made of fresh fish with polenta, goat and sheep cheese, which is usually followed by homemade quince jelly for dessert – the kontonjata.