The town of Korcula, the historical center of the island, has a very nice location in the Peljesac Channel. Korcula is among 20 paradise islands. „The greenest, most independent and most interesting of Croatia's 1,185 and more islands, Korcula was a favorite Greek holiday spot over 2,000 years ago. Very much a law unto itself - as you might expect from a community that resisted the sieges of centuries - Korcula town is a mini-fortress enclosed with honey-colored stone walls that contain hidden treasures, from icons to Tiepolos, as well as architectural delights in every narrow, cobbled street. „The Observer, Sept 2003. It is the birthplace of the adventurer and traveler Marco Polo. Today Korcula is an important tourist center. Tourism has a years-long tradition on the island.