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Korčula
Around the island
Korčula
The beauty of Korčula Town only serves to emphasize just how short on appeal the rest of the island is. The only other major attraction are the beaches just beyond LUMBARDA, 8km south of Korčula Town and accessible by regular buses (Mon-Sat hourly; 5 daily on Sun). It takes about twenty minutes to w…
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Beaches and islands
Korčula
The nearest beaches to the old town are on the headland around the Hotel Marko Polo, though they're crowded, rocky and uncomfortable. The shingle beach in front of the Bon Repos hotel and Kalac campsite is much nicer, and there's a sandy beach a short bus ride away in Lumbarda. Alternatively, take a…
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The rest of the town
Korčula
Opposite the cathedral, a Venetian palace houses the Town Museum (Gradski muzej July & Aug: daily 9am-fpm & 5-7pm; rest of year Mon-Sat 9am-lpm), whose modest display includes a copy of a fourth-century BC Greek tablet from Lumbarda - the earliest evidence of civilization on Korcula - and, upstairs,…
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The cathedral and treasury
Korčula
Immediately beyond the church lies St Mark's Cathedral (Katedrala svetog Marka), squeezed into a diminutive space that passes for a main town square. The cathedral's facade is decorated with a gorgeous fluted rose window and a bizarre cornice frilled with strange beasts. In the centre, a matronly la…
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Korčula - The Town
Korčula
Despite recent development, Korčula Town preserves a neat beauty that has few equals on the Adriatic coast. Just up from the quay, cafes, shops and banks line the broad sweep of Plokata 19. travnja, from where an elegant nineteenth-entury flight of steps sweeps up to the Land Gate (Kopnena vrata), t…
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