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Konoba Maslina

This eatery serves simple, yet delicious local food, such as ''pašticada'' (Dalmatian stewed beef) and ''pogačice'' (deep-fried dough), at very reasonable prices (50-60kn for a main dish). The portions are very generous and the service is amazingly friendly. Its menu mainly consists of meat dishes, not seafood. Drinks are around 10-15kn (for example, 15kn for 0,5l of beer). Don't miss out on the homemade local style cakes for desert (15kn for one portion).

Korkyra Baroque Festival

An annual series of concerts showcasing a selection of Europe's leading ensembles and soloists specialized in Baroque music. Ten or so evening concerts are held over a period of two weeks in early September (3–17 September 2016) along with a series of supporting events. Along with the festival's high artistic credentials the event also promotes the richness of Korčula's cultural monuments and the whole town as a unique architectural treasure.

Cypress-lined stairway on Sveti Antun Hill

Climb an avenue of 102 steps, lined with regal cypress trees, to reach the hilltop chapel of Sveti Atun. Entrance to the chapel itself is usually locked but windows allow you to clearly look into the interior at all hours. Views from the hilltop are good, but the cypress staircase is really the highlight of this destination.

Fisherman's Evenings

The towns of Brna (some Fridays), Lombarda (Saturdays), and Vela Luka (Sundays) all host summertime outdoor block parties focused around local cuisine and tradition. For 50–60kn you can get a big plate of a variety of fresh fish from local fishermen. You can also buy local desserts and maybe see some traditional dance.

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Marco Polo's House

Tourists can visit what the town claims is the birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo (Venice, Constantinople, and Korčula all claim this; "Marco Polo's House" was built at least a century after he died!)

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Camping Kamp Kalac

20 min walking from Korčula town, directly at the beach. There is a small taxi boat between the harbour of Korčula and the Campsite/Hotel, operating twice an hour, for 10 Kn.

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Kaleta booking centre

Right in the middle of town, across Old Town main gate, offers it all: rooms, apartments, transfers, excursions, the lot. Friendly young staff will take good care of you.

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Konoba Adio Mare

Delicious and reasonably priced Dalmatian cuisine. The outdoor terrace is often full of tourists. English and German spoken.

Vinum Bonum

This small winebar is a great place to sample all the local wines and liquors. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Tapas.

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About Korčula

Korčula is also the name of the eastern-most town on the island. Another town is Vela Luka, 43 km in the west, from where many ferries go. There are many small villages, including Blato, Smokvica, Čara, Pupnat, Žrnovo, Lumbarda and Račišće all worth visiting if you have more time to spend.

Korčula is the most populated island in the Adriatic. It has very good facilities for cycling with lots of small tracks with spectacular view. Cycling on Korčula is developing fast since the island has a very mild winter therefore all seasons are ideal for cycling.