Welcome to Korčula – the island of Marco Polo!

With its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, the island of Korčula will leave you breathless. The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Illyrian, Greek, and Roman civilisations have left their mark on the history of the island as witnessed by numerous findings from Vela Spila and Kopila, the most notable archaeological sites on the island today, the remains of the walls of the Illyrian fort Gradina in Smokvica as well as Lumbarda Psephisma from the 3rd century BC as the oldest stone inscription from this part of Europe.

Korčula is the island of Marco Polo, the world's most famous traveller, reputed to have been born in Korčula. This legendary explorer was captured in one of the largest naval battles on the Mediterranean which took place on 08 September 1298 in front of the walls of the town of Korčula.


Explore the town of Korčula, one of the best preserved island medieval towns on the Mediterranean and an inspiration to travellers. Discover the charm of not only the town of Korčula, but also of other settlements on the island: Lumbarda, Smokvica, Blato and Vela Luka, surrounded by fertile fields, bays and forests.

Enjoy wandering the town streets in the shade cast by old stone houses, take in the most romantic sunsets, bask in the sun on our magnificent beaches, learn about the traditional sword dances and don’t miss out on high quality autochthonous vines, the sweetest island delicacies and Korčula extra virgin olive oil!

Korčula Town
Photo by Maja Šain