Korčula, an island in the central Dalmatian archipelago. Tranquil and rich, in culture and soil which gave life for centuries, ideal for a peaceful holiday escape – in one word Korčula. The island of Korcula is one of the most popular island destinations in Croatia. During the summer season, the number of people on the island increases several times, and the island of Korcula welcomes it's visitors with open arms, eager to show and share all of its cultural, gastronomical and historical heritage, that has accumulated on this island over thousands of years of uninterrupted development. Throughout it's history, the island of Korcula has always been important hub for commerce, culture and architecture, opened towards the sea and new ideas that came with it. The town of Korcula is the birth place of the famous world traveler Marco Polo, who expanded the minds and the imagination of medieval Europe with his stories that he brought from the far east. In the town of Korcula the birth house of Marco Polo with a small museum is opened for visitors. Increasing numbers of visitors from all over the globe flock to Korcula every summer to experience this unique combination of modern tourism industry and traditional way of life.