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One Day In Korcula Croatia

I'll be off a cruise ship here for one day next month. Any highlights on what to see will be appreciated. I have Googled and gone to Trip Advisor but would like input from someone who has been there.
Thanks!
Joy

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For one day, I'd be content to just wander the streets of the old town and walk along the waterfront. There are few "sights"; it's really just the general ambience that is so appealing.

If you want to get out and explore the island, you could rent a bike or a scooter.

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Medieval Korcula Town is the highlight of the island. The town walls and gateways look like you’re about to enter a castle with the Land Gate and its Revelin Tower the grand entrance into the town. Nearby is Korcula’s town museum and St.Peter’s Church. St. Mark’s cathedral is the town’s largest church with panoramic views from its tower. There also is the West Gate leading to the marina. At the north end of town is the Zakaryan Tower which looks like a rook chess piece and has a ladder you climb to reach the Massimo
Cocktail bar with views of the mainland’s Peljesac peninsula in the distance. Back at the southern end of town there’s an archaeological excavation with signs explaining its history. There are ladders off the promenade surrounding town that lead directly to the water where you can swim in some of the purest seawater anywhere.

Korcula’s attraction is its simplicity. It is a real pleasure because of its simplicity so you can enjoy its ambiance and unwind.

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If you want a tour guide, look at toursbylocals.com. We have used them all over Europe, including Split. Otherwise everyone else’s advise is good, just wander around. St. Mark’s Cathedral has a lovely museum and you can climb the tower. Not too high. There is also a nice small museum right across from the Church. It is in the center of the town. You could also sit at a cafe right in the water and just have coffee. No need to order food. Beautiful views. Or if you want to go where the locals drink, look for The Galerija. (Disclosure, it is owned by my husband’s cousin, mention us, Sanjin and Barbara, from NY).

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Do you like crowds? Then follow the advice above. For a bit of a break, take a water taxi to the nearby island of Badija. It is a short trip but a world away from crowds. Walk the 3 mile circumference trail, visit the Monastery, swim.