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Korčula: Culture and History Walking Tour

1. Korčula: Culture and History Walking Tour

Carved out of local limestone, mostly in the 15th and 16th centuries, Korčula Old Town is a harmonious example of the Gothic-Renaissance whole. This walking tour embraces the entire Old Town, goes into the secret corners, and traces little by little the history of the town pointing out the key elements of its ingenious urban construction. Starting at the Land Gate, your tour guide will lead you through narrow streets where laundry is hung out to dry, to the main square where St. Mark’s Cathedral is squeezed. As you stroll, you’ll see cats that already outnumber the inhabitants of the Old Town. You’ll learn about the strategic position of the town, and where all that limestone was hauled from. You’ll get to know that Korčula formed part of the Republic of Venice, and that Marco Polo, a celebrated Venetian, was born in Korčula. You may not believe it. But once you hear your guide's story, you’ll change your mind. Finally, you’ll visit All Saints’ Church which guards a 15th-century polyptych painted by the most respected Dalmatian artist of that time – Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin. You’ll enter the seat of All Saints’ Brotherhood where Byzantine Icons are on display, and you’ll also see the wax candles that brothers carry in their processions. On this Korčula walking tour you’ll discover that this is where you should be living.

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What people are saying about Korčula

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4.4 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Tina was fantastic. Deeply knowledgeable, able to reverse the difference between the positions of various historians, nationalistic locals, and her own opinions with ease. The tour took us into places we would never have entered on our own, and pointed out details naked to the casual passerby that we had only a fleeting suspicion was far more interesting than we could surmise without context. Would highly recommend.

Tina was excellent. Her knowledge of Korcula was extensive and personal. I loved how she showed us the major churches and buildings along with other buildings and abandoned palaces on the side streets, telling us interesting details about everything. She had a balanced perspective on the impact of the Yugoslavian communist era on current day Korcula. Tina was a lovely and knowledgeable guide; I highly recommend her.

Tina is a great guide and person. She is able to feel you and tailor an interesting story about the city sensing where your interests are. she is very knowledgeable and speaks good english! A real local person from who you get the jiuce of korcula from histroy to politics and religion. i highly recommend Tina to any visitor!

My friend and I absolutely loved this tour! Tina was a fabulous guide and explained historical points of interest in a really engaging way. My friend was actually born in Korcula and still learnt a lot. We both thoroughly recommend this tour. It’s given me a solid appreciation of the beautiful Old Town.

It was a lovely, informative tour. We felt like we got a glimpse into the life of local Korcula residents. Our guide was very informed, pleasant and gave us a lot of extra information. The pace of the tour was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour. It was the highlight of our trip.