Lying on a small peninsula, surrounded by town walls and fortresses, Korčula is one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic Coast. Covered in a dense pine forest, the island was named Korkyra Melaina, meaning “Black Korčula”, by the Greeks in the 3rd century B.C.
Korčula is a birthplace of one of the greatest world travellers, Marko Polo, was born in 1254. At the age of 17 he went on a long journey to China. Marko Polo was the first person who introduce Europe to the developed and powerful Chinese civilization and discovered many achievements, among which were pasta, paper money, oil as a mean of energy, many different spices and rich fabrics of different kinds and colours.
This excursion also includes a drive across the picturesque peninsula of Pelješac, a famous wine-growing area, with a wine tasting stop in Prizdrina.