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We offers you a villa rental with swimming pool and luxury home rentals that will make your vacation and your stay unforgettable. If you want a unique holiday and luxurious accommodation in Croatia, choose a luxury home with a pool or villa with pool. Korčula (Old German Kurzel, Italian Curzola, Greek Κόρκυρα Μέλαινα, Korkyra Melaina, Latin Corcyra Nigra) is a Croatian island on the Adriatic Sea beside the Dalmatian coast. Agriculture, fishing, shipbuilding and tourism in Croatia Luxury Villas have been developed.
The island belongs to the County of Dubrovnik-Neretva, covering an area of 279,03 km2 (46,8 km long, 5,3-7,8 km wide) and 16,000 inhabitants. The highest hills are Klupca with 568 m and Kom with 508 m.  It is the sixth largest Adriatic island. The climate is Mediterranean (mild); The average temperature in January was 9.8 ° C and in July 26.9 ° C. The average annual rainfall is 1100 mm, and the island is covered with Mediterranean flora, sometimes with pine forests. It is built on dolomites, ie limestone. One of the most developed fields is Blatsko polje, which is also the largest. The ferry "Jadrolinija" is connected with Korcula
The island is connected by ferries to Orebic on the peninsula of Peljesac and the Ublands on the island of Lastovo, and in the summer with Drvenik near Makarska. Ferries keep in touch with other cities such as Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka, and in the summer with Italy.
Korcula has 16,182 inhabitants according to the 2001 census, of which Croats make up 96.8%, and the population density is 58 inhabitants per km2. The second island in Croatia is the number of inhabitants after Krka, which has 16,402 people. 1991. Korcula had 17.038 inhabitants, of which Croats made 92% and the other. The number of inhabitants in 1981 was 18,399 and in 1971 20,237, which means that the number of inhabitants has been steadily decreasing over the last decades. settlements Birth House of Marco Polo
The three largest places on Korcula are the capital of Korcula, Blato in the interior as well as the small port Vela Luka on the west of the island. Other places and settlements are Brna, Lumbarda, Pupnat, Kneže, Racisce, Žrnovo, Prigradica, Prižba, Grščica, Čara, Zavalatica, Babina, Smokvica. In the town of Korcula there is a house believed to be born in Marko Polo. There is a doubt that he was born on Korcula or perhaps somewhere else.
The island was still inhabited in prehistoric times. The oldest finds are in the Old Stone Age, in Veloj spili.
According to legend, the island was inhabited by the Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC, also known as the founder of the city of Padua.  The other wave of human settlers was Illyrians.  Korcula was a Greek colony called Korkyra Melaina, then Illyrian and Roman Corcyra Nigra, then Byzantine and later Slavic settlement. In the 10th century, the Neretva Principality was composed, then recognized by the authorities of Zahumlja, the Venetian and Croat-Hungarian king.
On Sept. 8, 1298, it took place near the island of Korcula between the fleets of Mletak and Genoa.
There are many controversies, but apart from some other cities (Venice, Istanbul), it is considered that Korčula was born Marco Polo 1254. Namely, the street and part of the city (according to existing records still existing) The house of Marco Polo, corresponds to the area that from the earliest days belongs to the Polo family. By the end of the 14th century, Tvrtko I. Kotromanić became king of Raška, Bosnia, Dalmatia, Croatia and the Primorje when the towns of Split, Trogir, Sibenik and the islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula were conquered in 1390. At the beginning of the 15th century, Korcula was under the rule of the Dubrovnik Republic and from 1420 to 1797 under Venice. From 1797 to 1805 he was under Austrian rule, in 1806 he won the Napoleon and the French until 1815 when he was again under Austria. Under Italian occupation from 1918 to 1921 and from 1941 to 1943, and under German from 1943 to 1944. Since 1945, it was an integral part of the SR of Croatia in Yugoslavia, so that the collapse of that state in 1991 became part of Croatia. During the Homeland War, Korcula was largely spared war crises, but war events did not escape.
Estimates by Croatian strategists that the Serbian-led JNA will take over the conquest of remote Croatian regions where no Serbs, including the Croatian islands, are true, turned out to be correct. Later events have confirmed that no excessive and unfounded estimates are being made. On July 2, 1991, he was expected to fly to the airport of Rijeka on Krk, but preventive action prevented him. On August 6, 1991, JRM executed desant on the island of Solta  with 15 helicopters and two warships from Lora, encircling the police station in Grohota , and blocked the Split Gate by the ship. He was then desanted at St. Kaj in the middle of September 1991 when the JRM sought to recapture the storage tank in Sveti Kaja in the Kaštela Gulf . Finally, Korcula also came to the fore. On September 29, 1991, the Yugoslav Army of Yugoslavia, in the swing of the offensive to Croatia, carried out a decade on Prival on the island of Korcula, whereupon he took the military barracks again and picked up all the underwater mines from the underwater weapons depot  On September 28, JNA units left the island of Korcula.  Culture
Korčulanski Baroque Festival The Korčulan Baroque Festival is a new international music festival, whose first edition will be held from 7 to 16 September 2012. The festival will feature world and national ensembles and soloists such as The Academy of Ancient Music (UK), Le Parlament de Musique (France), Currende and Erik Van Nevel (Belgium), La Venexiana (Italy), Red Priest Britain) and the Croatian Baroque Ensemble (Croatia). Besides the unquenchable artistic value, the purpose of this festival is to promote Croatian tourism.