Sunday, November 21, 2010


The island of Korčula was our next port of call after leaving Hvar. It's been Illyrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Serbian, Hungarian, French, Montenegrin, Austrian, and Yugoslavian (come to think of it, that pretty well describes the entire Dalmatian Coast). It's reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, but more likely, the Republic of Genoa defeated Venice in the documented Battle of Korčula off the coast of Korčula in 1298 and Polo, a galley commander, was taken prisoner by the victors to eventually spend his time in a Genoese prison writing of his travels.

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