The Korcula Town Walls are a historical and architectural attraction on the island of Korcula in Croatia. They date back to the 13th century and were built to protect the town from invaders. The walls are about 1.5 km long and surround the old town, which has a medieval layout and a distinctive fishbone shape. The walls have several towers and gates, such as the Land Gate, the Sea Gate, and the Revelin Tower.
The Korcula Town Walls are open to visitors every day from 9 am to 7 pm in the summer season (May to October) and from 10 am to 4 pm in the winter season (November to April). The ticket price is 50 kuna (about 7 euros) for adults and 25 kuna (about 3.5 euros) for children. The ticket includes access to the walls, the Revelin Tower, and the Town Museum.
To get to the Korcula Town Walls, you can take a ferry or a catamaran from Split, Dubrovnik, or Hvar. The journey takes about 2 to 3 hours depending on the route and the weather. You can also drive or take a bus to Orebic on the Peljesac peninsula and then take a short ferry ride to Korcula.
Some tips for visiting the Korcula Town Walls are:
- Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and sunscreen as there are many stairs and no shade on the walls.
- Avoid visiting during peak hours (11 am to 2 pm) as it can get crowded and hot.
- Enjoy the panoramic views of the town, the sea, and the nearby islands from the walls and the tower.
- Explore the old town and its attractions, such as the Cathedral of St. Mark, the Marco Polo House, and the Bishop’s Treasury.
- Join a guided tour or an audio tour to learn more about the history and culture of Korcula.
The Korcula Town Walls are a must-see for anyone who loves history, architecture, and beautiful scenery. They offer a unique insight into the past and present of this charming island town.