In the Southern Adriatic, a small island with a rich history found its place under the sun Korčula. Its first inhabitants were Early Men who settled in Korčula in the old stone age. However, one of the most famous Korčulans is certainly the legendary adventurer Marko Polo whose birthplace is in the old town core. The town of Korčula, known as Little Dubrovnik, awed UNESCO and has been listed on a prestigious tentative list due to the layout of the streets as well as city walls, beautiful old palaces, and the cathedral. Locals proudly celebrate their heritage with sword dances such as the famous Moreška and klapa concerts. Enthusiasts of intact nature can explore the island through hiking and cycling tours as well as excursions to the lively underwater world. The island of Korčula is also known for its gastronomy, from the freshly caught seafood, homemade pasta, and pastries, to exotic delicacies like sea urchin meat. Wine lovers will have the opportunity to try the award-winning varieties of plavac, grk and pošip at wine festivals. Recharge your batteries by the crystal clear sea on one of the many beaches often praised by the world media. In summer, the island is well-connected by boat lines. Agencies also offer one-day trips through the Korčula archipelago. In addition to numerous tourists delighted by Korčula, Jay Z and Beyoncé, Bono Vox and many others recognized her charms. Come and see why the Mediterranean people live happier longer lives.