Korčula is a lovely little Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, just off the dramatic Dalmatian coast. The island is home to the centuries old port fort town of Korčula, which is still to be seen today. The imposing St Mark’s Cathedral is worth a visit, as is the St Mark’s Abbey Treasury, which has now been turned into a museum. The town boasts of quite a few other museums as well, but its best kept secrets are the quiet coves and sandy beaches skirting the island town. The outskirts of town are dotted with beautiful olive groves, vineyards, and local villages. Korčula’s islanders have zealously held on to their traditional culture, regaling travelers to its Adriatic shores with folk performances. This island region produces delicious local wines, especially Croatian white wines, which go wonderfully well with the region’s fresh seafood. When in town, devour plates of fresh octopus salads, grilled sardines, Bluefin tuna and mussels cooked in garlic and wine sauce. Delicious!