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.
Korčula, is the island of Marco Polo, it has many beautiful beaches and bays, luxurious hotels and summer houses, centuries-old olive groves and vineyards and ancient villas. There are also ancient villages that seem to have been lost in some old times, luring the tourists from all over the world to this island. 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. The 15th-century Franciscan monastery with a beautiful cloister is situated on the islet of Badija, near Korčula Town.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. Who would not love to have lunch consisting of brodet (fish stew), made of fresh fish with polenta, goat and sheep cheese and homemade quince jelly for dessert – the kontonjata?
Small town with the longest town walls in Europe
Ston is a small town on the Pelješac peninsula, known for the oldest active saltworks in the world, growing mussels, wine production, but primarily for its 5,5 km long town walls, which are the longest in Europe. Narrow, quiet streets, elegant old houses and traces of ancient cultures look as if they were scattered all around the town. One can say that Stone once had a very rich history, in which it did not lack anything, given that the salt was once considered and called “the white gold.” It is possible that its magnificent walls were built exactly thanks to salt.
Excursion itinerary goes like this but we allways listen to our passangers if somebody want to have more time no problem for us 🙂
The boarding of passengers from 07:30 to 08:00. At 09:30 we will arrive to the town of Ston where the passengers will have free time for coffee, sightseeing, taking photos of the walls and, upon wish, it is possible to visit the Ston saltworks. At 10:30 we will travel to the town of Orebić and get there around 11:45. Then we will take a 15-minute boat ride to the old town on the island of Korčula. We should reach the island around noon, and then the passengers will have free time for sightseeing of the old town and lunch at the recommended restaurant. Possible going to the beach. At 15:00 is the gathering at the port for travelling back to Orebić. Upon arrival there, we will visit a local winery. At 15:45 we will reach the winery where the passengers can taste local wines from Pelješac and buy the wines they like. Then we will return to the town of Dubrovnik, with foreseen arrival there around 17:30-18:00. The passengers will be returned to their boarding locations.
Duration: 07:30 – 18:00
Tour guide in mini bus included in price
Recommended: carrying swimming equipment
Wine tasting included in the price of excursion
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