Top Choice Cathedral in Korčula Town

St Mark’s Cathedral

Dominating the little square at Korčula's heart is this magnificent 15th-century cathedral, built from Korčula limestone in a Gothic-Renaissance style by Italian and local artisans. The sculptural detail of the faca…
Fort in Korčula Town

City Defences

Korčula’s towers and remaining city walls look particularly striking when approached from the sea, their presence warning pirates the town would be no pushover. Originally these defences would have been even more fo…
Museum in Korčula Town

Town Museum

Occupying the 16th-century Gabriellis Palace, this museum traces the history and culture of Korčula throughout the ages. It’s not that well organised, but there are some interesting curios scattered over its four fl…
Museum in Korčula Town

St Mark's Abbey Treasury

The 14th-century Abbey Palace houses a collection of icons and Dalmatian art, with an excellent selection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings. The most outstanding work is the polyptych of The Virgin by Blaž Trogira…
Beach in Lumbarda


Families swarm to this sandy stretch for safe swimming and sandcastle construction, and to hang out in the little cafe-bars. To get here from the main road into town, continue straight ahead on the road past the pos…
Museum in Korčula Town

Icon Museum

This modest museum has a collection of interesting Byzantine icons, painted on gilded wood, and 17th- and 18th-century ritual objects. As a bonus, visitors also have access to the beautiful old All Saints’ Church (C…
Cave in Vela Luka

Vela Spila

Spacious enough to make cave-dwelling seem like a viable accommodation option, this large domed cavern, high on a cliff above the harbour, has been continuously occupied since the last ice age – about 18,000 years. …
Tower in Korčula Town

Veliki Revelin Tower

The main entrance to the old city is through the southern land gate at the base of this tower. Built in the 14th century and later extended, this fortification is adorned with coats of arms of the Venetian doges and…
Museum in Korčula Town

Marco Polo House

Located in the skinny tower of the house that is purported to have been his, this tiny museum has a few displays, but perhaps the real appeal of the building is its views. Climb the very steep steps for a vista over…
Museum in Korčula Town

Marco Polo Museum

One for the kiddies, this somewhat tacky display tells the story of Polo's extraordinary life by way of seven life-sized waxwork tableaux illustrating key scenes. Some of the commentary is a little dubious.