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  Island of Korcula - Dalmatia - Croatia
The climate is mild; an average air temperature in January is 9.8 °C (in the town of Korcula) and in July 26.9 °C; the average annual rainfall is 1,100 mm; the annual insolation reaches 2,671 hours (Vela Luka).
Korcula was under the Italian occupation in the period 1918-1921, and after that was annexed to Croatia.
The centre of the island, the town of Korcula, with its cultural and historical heritage, its town ramparts (similar to those of Dubrovnik) ranks among the favourite tourist destinations in southern Croatia.
www.kroatien-online.com /en/tourism/islands/korcula.htm   (511 words)

 Island of Korcula and Town of Korcula
The island of Korcula is one of the biggest and most populated island of Dalmatia, the Mediterranean region situated in the Adriatic sea.
The town of Korcula, situated on the eastern border of the island, is a architectural example of an excellently preserved, founded, medieval, magnificent town.
According to the legend and according to many historical semi-proofs (medieval documents: one Venetian and one doucment from Korcula archives) and according to unique continuation of the surname (variants: Polo, Depolo, Dupolo) the Town of Korcula is rightfully considered to be the birth Town of the greatest world traveller.
www.korcula-tours.com /grad_eng.htm   (1054 words)

 Korkyra tours - The island of Korcula
Korcula is covered with hundreds of different sorts of aromatic Mediterranean plants and lush pinewoods after which the island was named Korkyra Nigra, centuries ago.
With the lushest vegetation of all islands in the Adriatic and the exceptional purity and clarity of the surrounding seawater washing its shores, Korcula is the island of superior advantages as a place for holidaymakers, travelers, and sailors.
Beside the remainders of the Romanic style, the dominant in the architecture of Korcula are the Gothic and Renaissance styles applied in the final phase of construction of the city walls and towers.
www.korkyratours.com /the_island_of_korcula1.htm   (1311 words)

 Island Korcula - Croatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The island of Korcula was inhabited already in pre-historic times, and the trails of pre-historic life were discovered on many places.
Korcula is one of the most forested Adriatic islands, as much as 61% of its surface is covered with woods and macchia thickets.
Regular primary schooling was established on Korcula at the beginning of the 19th century, but much earlier than that priests taught children to read, write, arithmetic and natural sciences, and not only the sons of rich families.
www.korcula.info /islands/island_korcula.asp   (2448 words)

 KORCULA - Town and the Island Info
Above the entrance of the Land Gate, there are two symbols marking Korcula history: a bas-relief with the winged lion of St. Marco, as a symbol of the regin of the Venetian Republic, and the stone tablet commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of the first Croatian king Tomislav.
A special attraction of the hotel Korcula is its terrace from which one can enjoy the sunset, especially in early summer when the sun swts in the middle of the channel in the distance.
Korcula is considered to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, and history and tradition are apparent when you walk along the paved streets and squares of this lovely town.
www.apartments-vela-luka.com /korcula.asp   (4448 words)

 Korcula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I was born in Korcula and i am very proud that I can brag about it, because one of the famoused author and traveler lived here.
Korcula is also very famous for it's wine quality, and it was used to produce the famous Greek Wine, and it was one of the best in Greece.
Korcula is categorizes as one of the famoused Islands in Croatia, but I know that you heard about Dubrovnik.
www.uta.edu /english/mmiles/all1301/andrea/juric2.html   (469 words)

 Korcula Island - Apartments Vela Luka - Dalmatia Croatia
Vela Luka is a small town with 4500 inhabitants that is situated in a deep, picturesque bay on the island of Korcula, one of the biggest and most beautiful of one thousand islands of Dalmatia in Croatia.
Island of Korcula is the largest of the green islands of the Adriatic.
And of course the town of Korcula was built from this same stone.
www.apartments-vela-luka.com   (1389 words)

 Korcula Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Korcula enjoys, on average, 3.000 hours of sun per annum and is covered by hundreds of sorts of aromatic Mediterranean plants and dense woods, giving it the name Korkyra Melaina (Black Korcula) in times gone by.
With Korcula s rich ecology, and surrounded by birdsong and the noise of the crickets, it is not hard to imagine you are in some latter-day Garden of Eden.
Korcula is also a window on thousands of years of European culture: down the centuries Hellenic, Roman, Illyrian, Croatian and Venetian civilisations have all left their mark.
www.hr /hrvatska/HRgradovi/Korcula/Korcula.html   (675 words)

 Vinko's info about Korcula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
An interesting feature in Korcula is the manner in which its streets were re-built in the thirteenth century.
Korcula's heritage comes alive in a traditional dance that has been performed for more than four centuries.
Dubrovnik is the pin-up town, but there are other treats in store, including Korcula, a Venetian confection of tightly wound streets on the island of the same name, which offers the best mix of scenery and swimming for those who want to stay put.
www.vinko-entertainment.com /korcula.htm   (860 words)

 Korcula Croatia Architecture - Korcula INFO
KORCULA Old TOWN is a medieval walled city positioned on a oval-shaped swelling of land pointing deep into Peljesac Channel.The city itself is grooved with a succession of narrow streets that branch off the spine of the main street like the fish bone.
Korcula's BISHOP PALACE and TREASURY - This is a Renaissance building from 17th century, positioned right next to the Cathedral Sveti Marko.
It used to be Palace of Bishop of Korcula, as Korcula was the diocesan seat from 1300 to 1828....
www.korculainfo.com /arhitecture_korcula.htm   (500 words)

 Island Korcula
Korcula Island undoubtedly holds a privileged position among Croatian islands.
According to legend, Korcula was established by the Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century BC.
Korcula is, after Lokrum and Mljet, the third most densely wooded island of Croatia.
www.jobst.com.hr /korcula/islandkorcula.asp   (279 words)

 Island of Korcula - Korcula
The adjoining hotel "Korcula" was built as a cafe in 1871 already, in the time when the city walls and towers were pulled down.
A special attraction of the hotel "Korcula" is its terrace from which one can enjoy the sunsets, especially in the early summer when the sun sets in the middle of the channel.
Bishop [pani} had the avenue and the staircase arranged at the end of the 17th century, and he was buried in the church in 1707.
www.korcula.net /naselja/korcula   (2081 words)

 Vela Luka - Telenta Accommodation - Korcula island - Croatia
Situated on the western side of the island of Korcula (Croatia) in a large bay dotted with many tiny islets and surrounded by tranquil inlets, Town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatia and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees, tuneful melodies.
From that time are stated citadels with magazines in the ownership of the governors and aristocrats Ismaelli from the town of Korcula, the small church of St. Vicenca and the small church of St. John in Bay of Gradina.
Vela Luka is a significant tourist and cultural centre on the island of Korcula.
www.telenta.net   (1055 words)

 Korcula and Peljesac wines
Climatic and geographic conditions have enabled the growing of high-quality vines on the vine-growing area of Korcula and Peljesac, and modern wine cellars guarantee the individual farmers not only a standard wine quality but also the purchase of their grapes.
The favorable climate and good soil in Korcula and Peljesac, give the wines a harmonious relation between their ingredients; alcohol, acid, minerals, tannin, colored matter, proteins, vitamins.
Mythology has passed into history and to the present and the Korcula and Peljesac wines are waiting for their future conquistadors who will come to enjoy, together with the people from their region, this eternal liquid - a compound of sun, soil and effort.
korcula.net /vina/default.htm   (363 words)

 About Korcula
Located roughly between Split and Dubrovnik in the Adriatic, Korcula offers visitors beautiful unspoiled beaches, a densely covered countryside of fig groves and vineyards (which produce a decent local wine, Grk), and the mediaeval walled city of Korcula, built in the ornate Venetian architectural style.
Settled by the Greeks in the 4th century B.C., Korcula was ruled by the Romans after 35 B.C. From 1000 A.D. to 1779 the mighty Venetians controlled Korcula in four separate eras, some lasting several hundred years at a time, most notably from 1420 to 1797.
The long island stretches from east to west in the Adriatic; Vela Luka, the island's major port town, is situated at the west end; the city of Korcula, the island's "must-see," lies at the east end.
members.aol.com /adriatichome/DEaboutkorcula.htm   (362 words)

 Dubrovnik Apartments - Area Korcula
The City of Korcula is situated on the northeastern end of the island, erected along its indented coast.
It is made up of the old town on the small, oval peninsula, the Baroque quarters just under the old town walls and the new areas, which spread along the coast to the east and west of the old town centre.
The city is the administrative centre of the City of Korcula, which includes the section of the island and five towns: Korcula, Zrnovo, Pupnat, Cara and Racisce, with a total of about 6000 residents.
dubrovnikapartments.net /en/area/korcula.html   (160 words)

 Dive Croatia - May 2001 - DIVERNET from Diver Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Korcula is said to be one of Croatia's most beautiful and also one of its biggest islands, with 112 miles of jagged coastline.
The underwater world of Korcula is, however, only now being revealed to diving tourists.
Korcula is a pleasant place for a break - Dalmatians tend to be cordial, easy-going and noisy, and show a genuine desire to offer the best of everything to the guest.
www.divernet.com /travel/0501croatia.htm   (1945 words)

 Korcula on island Korcula Croatia Apartments Korcula in Croatia
Korcula Marina is located in a cove on the eastern side of the town.
The town of Korcula, the historical centre of the island, has a very nice location in the Peljesac Channel.
The first modern hotel, Korcula, was opened in 1912, in a building erected in 1871.
apartments-croatia.info /162/korcula_en.htm   (251 words)

 Islands.com | Korcula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Both bareboat and chartered yachts are available, and from Korcula it’s easy sailing to the islands of Hvar (which boasts the most sunshine of any Croatian island), Brac (with perhaps the Adriatic’s best beach), Vis (where divers can explore a half-dozen shipwrecks) and nearby Bisevo (which has its own "Blue Grotto" sea cave).
The architecture, some dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, is striking, and the views of neighboring islands from the fortress atop the old are unforgettable.
You won’t find much specific to Korcula (historical background, some lodgings info, and a list of dive shops), but there is a wealth of background on the country as a whole.
www.islands.com /korcula   (656 words)

 Korcula INFO - Guide To Korcula Croatia, Korkula, Korèula, Curzola, Croazia
Island Of Korcula it's one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic sea.
Korcula has a lot to offer to a visitor to see and learn - its art and history, its culture, traditional crafts and skills of stone masonry and shipbuilding, sword dances, music, writings as well as its most famous inhabitant — Marco Polo and his heritage, besides all the natural beauties, views and beaches.
Korcula is fairly easily accessible from the Croatian mainland by various ferries.
www.korculainfo.com   (805 words)

 Marco Polo Korcula Croatia - Korcula Info
Significantly, Polo is reputed to have been born in Korcula itself, although evidence to support this thesis is at best sketchy.
Notwithstanding, Korcula town still boasts Marko Polo’s alleged house of birth.
The house is under the protection of the Korcula Town Hall and it will soon be turned into a Museum of Marco Polo.
www.korculainfo.com /marco_polo_korcula.htm   (635 words)

 SKOJI - Islands in Korcula Archipelago
There is regular taxi-boat service from Korcula Old Town harbour as well as Korcula Hotels to various destination on Skoji.
Regular Korcula Archipelago (Riviera) Cruise is organised by local travel agency too.
The monastery was closed in 1950, and the rich library and valuable works of art were transferred to the churches and monasteries of Korcula, Orebic and Dubrovnik.The monastery was recently given back to Franciscans, who are currently restoring it's previous glory.
www.korcula-croatia.com /skoji-korcula-croatia.htm   (575 words)

 Destination Korcula - Croatia travel and tourism catalog
KORCULA, a town and port on the north-eastern coast of the island of Korcula, situated on a small peninsula which is connected with the island by a narrow isthmus; population 3,232.
Economy is based on farming, growing of vines, olives and fruit, fishing, shipbuilding, stone processing, tourism and nautical tourism.
Korcula has regular ferry lines with the mainland (Korcula - Orebic).
www.dalmatianet.com /_destination/korcula   (167 words)

 VELA LUKA - A Stratified Prehistoric Site VELA SPILA (island Korcula)
Korcula’s terrain is markedly mountainous, with its central limestone range maintaining altitudes between 300 and 550 m.
It is important that this line follows the “island bridge” from Korcula to Sušac and Palagruža, with Tremiti islands lying farther to the south.
One of its branches changes direction at the latitude of Korcula, creating a vortex or a countercurrent in the area between Korcula and Gargano.
www.vela-spila.hr /eng   (1353 words)

 Holidays in Dalmatia
The house is 10 mt. from the seaside, in an inlet protected by wind and sea, in a quiet place 6 km.
Half way between Split and Dubrovnik, the isle of Korcula is rich in history and nature.
The town of Korcula, on the side of the island towards land, testifies with its aspect the great history it took part in.
dalmatia.tripod.com   (544 words)

 Korcula - Croatia - Accommodation Self Catering Apartment KSENIJA
Apartment KSENIJA is situated in one of the most desirable locations in Korcula, Croatia: the very begginnig of street Sveti Nikola, a beautiful sea promenade lined with palm trees, overlooking the Korcula Old Town.
Apartment Ksenija spreads over couple of floors of the house Ksenija - a typical charming Korcula terraced period house, tall and narrow, with row of steps interconnecting various floors.
There are two balconies/verandas too, one on the very top of the house overlooking Korcula Old Town.
www.korcula-croatia.com /accommodation-korcula/ksenija   (149 words)

 WWW.HR - Tourism and Traveling: Islands: Korcula
This is a comprehensive on-line travel guide to Korcula with all details and information about Korcula visitor needs to know.
Korcula Travel is a on-line travel specialist to Korcula Croatia.
For all your Korcula needs, please email us - we will be happy to assist with booking or with your search.
www.hr /wwwhr/tour/islands/korcula/index.en.html   (505 words)

 Korcula apartments, Accommodation Prizba, Apartment rent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Island Korcula, apartments, find an apartment accommodation in Prizba, bay of a pleasant vacation.
Prizba is situated at the south coast of the island Korcula.
Connections by the roads go from west side to Blato, which is on the main road trough the island, and then to Vela Luka.
www.inet.hr /~eandreis   (325 words)

 Jadro.de - Urlaubsland Kroatien - Insel Korcula
Korcula hatte in der Folge viele verschiedene Herren.
Der klassische Felsenstrand überwiegt natürlich auch auf Korcula.
Von Korcula kommend, fahren Sie durch Lumbarda hindurch.
www.jadro.de /kroatien_ziele_korcula.html   (1224 words)

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