Abandon yourself to the pleasure of cruising between magical Elaphite Islands on your way to Island Korčula.
The Island was inhabited even 2 500 years ago and the Greeks named Korčula Korkyra Melaina (Black Korkyra) for its dense Mediterranean vegetation. The old urban core of the town of Korčula is situated on a small peninsula. It features a very interesting street pattern, quite similar to a fish bone. This portion of the town abounds in valuable sacral, public and residential buildings which form part of the island’s architectural heritage. Immerse yourself in Korčula’s narrow walkways and discover adorned palaces and elegant houses.
Embark in Dubrovnik and gaze into the deep green sea of Elaphite Islands Archipelago, hide in some small secluded valley and take a swim under the branches of pine trees that extend to the surface of the sea. Continue cruising between Mljet Islands and Pelješac peninsula until we reach Korčula.
Licensed tour guide will welcome you in town Korčula and walk you through this typical medieval walled Dalmatian city, with its round defensive towers and cluster of red-roofed houses. He will explain you the history, architecture, and culture of this magical town and island. You will hear the local legends, see the house of famous sailor Marco Polo and learn about traditional sword dance from 12th century that can still be watched today. Among many attractions in Korčula some of the most prominent to visit are the cathedral of St. Mark and Museum of Icons. Besides its natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage it has been famous for millennia old tradition of winemaking.
By contrast to the rest of Dalmatia, which is known mostly for its red wines, the island of Korčula is renowned above all for the quality of its white, made from its native grapevine varieties. The wines of Korčula are celebrated for their exquisite character, for their complexity, for accentuated varietal aromas and for their high alcohol content – they reflect Mediterranean sunshine, scents and tastes.
We can visit one of its finest wineries and enjoy private tasting of several autochthonous white wines Pošip, Rukatac, Grk and others… If not a wine lover we can visit another local tradition – coral craftsman at work. Re-board your boat and enjoy romantic sunset over archipelago of Islands on our way back to Dubrovnik. When we approach Dubrovnik you can disembark close to the waterfront or use our complimentary shuttle service to get back to your hotel.
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