(Re)Discovering Dalmatia - Korcula
Korcula is a medieval city surrounded with walls and situated on the eponymous island in Southern Adriatic. The streets of Korcula resemble a fish bone: a main street with 26 side streets. The eastern streets are slightly curved, the western ones run straight, and the reason is - the breeze: during hot summer days the streets provide an escape from the boiling hot weather, while in winter the city is protected from strong winds. The streets are very narrow and all but one, are in fact stairways. The one that isn't is called Philisophers Street because you can safely walk up and down and be lost in your thoughts and dreams, without having to watch your step.
Marco Polo was born in one of the stone houses here in Korcula. Yes, really!
A fun fact: There's more wine than water on the island.
If you want to learn more about Korcula visit this excellent blog: http://www.ikorculainfo.com/