We took off early for our day trip to Korcula.
We first took a quick coffee break at Ston. Ston is a small fortified town on the Peljesac Peninsula well known for its medieval walls that circles the town itself. The walls are known as the European Walls of China.
From Ston we continued to Orebic where we took the ferry across to Korcula island.
Korcula is one of the biggest and greenest islands in the Adriatic.
The main town on this island is also named Korcula. Korcula Town is a typical medieval walled Dalmatian city with its round defensive towers and red roofed houses.
The town is perched on a peninsula and the walls date back to the 13th century.
The streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide its citizens with sheltered accommodation.
The town has many well preserved history sites such as the Cathedral of St. Mark, St. Michael’s Church, St. Anthony’s Hill and the Town Museum.
Korcula is an important Croatian olive growing area and its olive oil is one of the island’s best known products.
It is said that Marco Polo the famous world traveller and writer was born in Korcula and the place is now a museum.
It was a short journey but we enjoyed walking through the narrow walkways in a beautiful old town which is surrounded by 13th country thick stone walls and towers.