Dubrovnik may be largely known for its fascinating ramparts, but it is not the only walled town in Croatia. The Settlement of Korcula, located on the island having the same name, is also surrounded with thick walls. But beyond these old guardian structures, a heart of Baroque Korcula strongly beats.
Every year, this charming Dalmatian town is hosting a cultural event called Korkyra Baroque Fesival, the first word being the ancient name for the island. It gathers numerous artists, ensembles and groups of international renown, which stage their performances in romantic settings of Town Cathedral, churches, atriums and outdoors.
The festivity has been recognized as one of the most important events of the kind in Croatia, and became popular on a global level. Although the tourist season is far from its peaks, some people decide to visit Korcula just to enjoy this spectacle. Thankfully, the weather is still stable in Mediterranean September, usually providing the visitiors with numerous opportunities to explore the town and its immediate surroundings, in addition of witnessing the Baroque Korcula musical events.
This year’s Korkyra festival won’t end before September 17th, so there is still time to schedule your arrival to Korcula and enjoy the pleasant musical evenings. While we don’t have the audio of the performances, we are more than certain that photos in our gallery below will inspire you to join the audiences.
Photos courtesy of: Boris Berc / Korkyra Baroque Festival
Discover more reasons to visit Korcula shores here, and don’t hesitate to learn about Moreska, a traditional Croatian warrior dance which has been the island’s feature for several centuries. If you already had a vacation experience in this town, feel invited to share your images, videos and impressions with our online community. Just upload them to Like Croatia’s Facebook Wall and earn a chance to become our media contributor of the day.