It’s not that I really think that you need to be convinced to go to the Croatian island of Korčula, surely you’ve been hearing about just how amazing Croatia is for years. Crystal clear water, a laid-back Adriatic atmosphere and food, wine and music that those beach spots on the other side of Italy can’t compete with.
You can start planning your trip now to get a taste of old Korčula when they celebrate the 15th Marco Polo Fest at the end of July. Officially called the “International Marco Polo Festival of Song and Wine” the celebrations will welcome you as an honorary Korčulian for the weekend. Recognized as the only festival of traditional, international and local music in Croatia, it also takes place on what is acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful of Croatia’s 1000 islands. The event being celebrated is supposedly the return of Marco Polo to the island 700 years before, but really it just seems like a good reason to spill into the streets, singing, dancing and soaking up local culture.
Korčula is where the Greeks came to relax over 2,000 years ago, pretty impressive considering the beauty of Mykonos, Skiathos and Santorini. Whether you’re escaping to the charming medieval town for the wine, weather or cuisine, White Line Hotels can’t say enough about our edit Lešić Dimitri Palace. The beautifully restored 18th century Bishops palace is just steps from the sea, so very truly local you’ll feel like you’re at home.
Photos from www.korculainfo.com