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About Us

Meet the merry host

Hey, I'm Marijana!
Licenced tourist guide for Dubrovnik-Neretva county for Turkish and English!

A newbie in tourism, passionate traveler and photographer. I enjoy reading, translating and blogging. I also adore cats, some of them had marked the majority of my childhood. I used to read a lot, wish to have more time for some books from my library. Big fan of turkish literature, language and culture, art historian by profession. Enjoying meeting people from all around the world, communicating in different languages, and sharing knowledge and advices on where to eat, and what sights to see. Welcome!

LANGUAGES WE SPEAK

ENGLISH

ENGLISH: 100%

GERMAN

GERMAN: 100%

TURKISH

TURKISH: 100%

Croatian coast encompasses 1.185 islands
which is the second largest island group in the Mediterraneum.

Our Guests

What our guests have to say about us

Zagreb, Croatia

Krešimir

Marijana is a beautiful girl, gentle and affectionate person same as a good friend, worthy, clean, very communicative and definitely it is worth staying in her apartments, which are wonderful. The beaches are just a brief stroll away, making the location is hard to beat. Her apartments for holiday with family, friends are modern, stylish, clean and very comfortable with affordable prices. Marijana is absolutely great and really helpful. It is going to be very good pleasure to meet her.





Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Melanie

Marijana was a lovely host! She met us at the ferry and walked us back to the place which was very handy for us as we arrived late into Korcula. She had tons of helpful info for us including helping me find vegetarian friendly restaurants & recommending travel transfers (as travelling to-and-from Korcula was not as easy as I thought). The room was perfect, we were so pleased when we first saw it. The bed was a nice size, it was clean and the fridge was something we had been needing! The location was great, easy to find just outside the old town gates. I would love to stay here again next time Im in Korcula! Thanks Marijana :)


Paris, Île-de-France, France

Julie

Marijana is a perfect host ! She came to look for us at the ferry-port to behave in the accommodation. She gave us a lot of very useful informations about Korcula (restaurants, places of bathing, sites to be visited, rent of vehicles, and where to buy some good wine not expensive !), with the map of the city. She was always available and smiling to answer our questions. Marijana apartment is very well situated, in 5 minutes of the port and a few steps away from the old town. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Clean and pleasant double room and bathroom. Our stay to Korcula was amazing ! Thank you to you Marijana and to Antony ! Special kiss to Marco (the charming cat) ! Hope we will come again ! Julie&Katy.

New York, United States

Alix

Marijana was waiting for my friend and I at the boat dock and led us back to her apartment. Marijana is very friendly and gave us a small tour on our walk. The apartment is quite clean and the room accommodations comfortable. The location of the apartment is great, right near the old town, bus station, boat dock and the area of the apartment itself is quite nice. We very much enjoyed our stay at Marijana's apartment, especially sightings of her cat!






IT'S BETTER TO SEE SOMETHING ONCE THAN TO HEAR ABOUT IT A TOUSAND TIMES...

Accommodation

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Choose Korcula for your vacation. The most beautiful town in the Adriatic

Apartments Marijana await you.
ROOM ONE

Twin room with shared bathroom is settled in a quiet baroque. Simply furnished with beds, wardrobe and a mirror, room is equiped with free WiFi and air condition. It shares spacious bathroom with another twin room.

Choose Korcula for your vacation. The most beautiful town in the Adriatic

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STUDIO

Marijana's studio apartment is placed in a quiet baroque. Studio contains one bedroom, a private bathroom and a kitchenette. Room is equiped with free WiFi and air, bed linen, towels and toiletries are free of charge.

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ROOM TWO

Twin room with shared bathroom is settled in a quiet baroque. Simply furnished with beds, wardrobe and a mirror, room is equiped with free WiFi and air condition. It shares spacious bathroom with another twin room.

Choose Korcula for your vacation. The most beautiful town in the Adriatic

Apartments Marijana await you.
ROOM ONE

Bathroom shared by rooms 'ONE' i 'TWO'.

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ROOM ONE

View of the beautiful marina and the sea.

Choose Korcula for your vacation. The most beautiful town in the Adriatic

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ROOM ONE

Room 'ONE' with two single beds.

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STUDIO

A part of STUDIO apartment.

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STUDIO

Kitchenette in STUDIO apartment.

Choose Korcula for your vacation. The most beautiful town in the Adriatic

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STUDIO

Bathroom and beds in STUDIO.

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ROOM TWO

Flowers in the yard.

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ROOM TWO

Double beds of room 'TWO'.

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ROOM TWO

Our pet Marko in the yard.

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YARD

Medieval Korčula old town is three minutes walk away, as well as the ferry port. The bus station is one minute away, so it makes travelling and island exploring easy.

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YARD

You can get the city map and all needed informations about the sights, popular restaurants, cultural events and places to visit while in Korčula from the owner, who lives on site.

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It would be great if you could inform me about your arrival time, and means of transport, so I can meet you at the ferry port or the bus station.

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YARD

If you arrive with car, there is a public parking place nearby, free of charge, but reservations are not possible.

Our rooms and apartments include

AIR CONDITIONING

All rooms are air conditioned to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

FREE INTERNET

We made sure that there is a strong WiFi signal available in all rooms.

REFRIGERATOR

Guests have refrigerators at their disposal to keep food and drinks cool.

TV


Television is available with many channels.

TOURIST GUIDE

If desired, a tourist guide can be arranged to get to know Korcula.

TRANSPORTATION

We will gladly meet all guests at the ferry or bus station.

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Korčula

Welcome to the most beautiful town in the Adriatic

History of Korcula

The island of Korčula belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, separated from the Pelješac peninsula by a narrow Strait of Pelješac. According to legend, the island was founded by Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC who is also famed as the founder of the city of Padua.
The island was first settled by Mesolithic and Neolithic peoples. There is archaeological evidence at the sites of Vela Spila (Big Cave) and at Jakas Cave near the village of Zrnovo. The finds of Vela Spila are on display at the Center for Culture in Vela Luka.
The second wave of human settlement was by Illyrians. It is believed that the Illyrians arrived in Balkans approximately 1000 BC. They were semi-nomadic tribal people living from agriculture. There are numerous old stone buildings and fortresses (gradine) left behind by the Illyrians.
Melaina Korkyra (Greek: Μέλαινα Κόρκυρα, "Black Corcyra") was the ancient Cnidian Greek colony founded on Korčula. Greek colonists from Corcyra (Corfu) formed a small colony on the island in the 6th century B.C. The Greeks named it "Black Corfu" after their homeland and the dense pine-woods on the island. Greek artifacts, including carved marble tombstones can be found at the local Korčula town museum. A stone inscription found in Lumbarda (Lumbarda Psephisma) and which is the oldest written stone monument in Croatia (and, until recently, in former Yugoslavia), records that Greek settlers from Issa (Vis) founded another colony on the island in the 3rd century BC. The two communities lived peacefully until the Illyrian Wars (220 BC to 219 BC) with the Romans.
The 17th century saw the rise of Petar Kanavelić who wrote love songs, occasional epic poems and dramas. He also translated from Italian the major poetic works of that time. He is regarded as one of the greatest Croatian writers of 17th century. In 1673 he became the representative of the Korčula community in Venice. There is a primary school named after him in the town of Korčula.
Moreška is a traditional sword dance from the town of Korčula. It is one of the many proud traditional sword dances that are performed on the island. It arrived in Korčula around the 16th century. Korčula has a rich musical history of Klape groups. Klapa is a form of a cappella style of singing. The tradition goes back centuries, but the style as we know it today, originated in the 19th century. Korčula has a very old Stonemasonry history, a tradition which reached its peak during the rule of the Venetian Republic (1420–1797). The island also has a very strong art tradition.
The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a new annual international event, which will be launched from the 7th to 16 September 2012. The festival will showcase a selection of the world's leading ensembles and soloists specialized in Baroque music, including the Academy of Ancient Music (Great Britain), Le Parlament de Musique (France), Currende and Erik Van Nevel (Belgium), La Venexiana (Italy), Red Priest (Great Britain), Croatian Baroque Ensemble (Croatia) and others. Twelve concerts will be held over ten days along with a series of supporting events focusing on Baroque music. Along with the festival's high artistic credentials the event will also promote the richness of Korčula's cultural monuments and the whole town as a unique architectural treasure.

Monuments and sights

The Old Town used to be completely surrounded by a high defensive wall with towers and for a long period of its history it had been connected to the rest of the island by a drawbridge. The town has two gates, one on the south (Land Gate) and the other on the west side (Sea Gate). Within the Old Town there are nine churches, including St. Mark's cathedral on the main square, many palaces with priceless facades and doorways and as many as 270 old townhouses. Many of them were abandoned, mostly because of two plague epidemics which struck the city in the 16th century. The main square with its several extraordinary palaces and the Cathedral as the most relevant work of architecture, creates a specific old town ambiance.
The Cathedral of St. Mark is certainly the most valuable building in Korčula. Built between the 13th and 16th century, it was at first a three-nave church with a bell tower and it got its fourth nave in the 16th century.
During 150 years, the best architects and builders from Korčula and Dubrovnik infused this building with all their artistry and skill. Generations of stonemasons with various styles including the renown korčulan stonemason Marko Andrijić and Bonino of Milan, who built the portal, worked on this extraordinary construction project. The bell tower was erected by local builders in a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic style whereas the cusp is mostly Renaissance. Inside the cathedral, among other things, there is the great altar pall by the Venetian painter Tintoreto depicting St. Mark at the main Renaissance-Baroque altar. Apart from the cathedral, there is the former Bishop's Palace on the square, now called the Abbey Palace which has, since 1953, held the famous Abbey Treasury of works of art displayed in six halls and the courtyard. The Madonna and Child polyptych by Blaž Juraj Trogiranin stands out among the many pieces by local artists. The abundance and display of exhibits makes this treasury one of the most valuable church collections in Dalmatia. Across from the Abbey Palace stands the most beautiful Renaissance palace, the Gabriellis Palace built in the 15th century. The Korčula Town Museum is situated in the palace and the remains of old stonemasons' workshops are placed on the ground floor. The 15th and 16th century saw the construction of many edifices such as the Cathedral, Town Hall with the square as well as numerous palaces and churches. During that period, the many priceless paintings and pieces of art were acquired, that are still kept in the collections of Abbey Treasury.
The Small and Large Duke's Towers were built in 1449. Together with the All Saints Tower they were built as the defence of the Duke's Palace which is hidding within their walls. Upon entering the town through the main south gate, you have to pass through the great square tower from the 13th century. Until 1863 the town was surrounded by walls which connected all its towers. A part of these walls was torn down during the visit of the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph and the south wall was opened by the main gate.
The central town gate was built in 1873. The stone staircase bridge which is the most famous sight in town was built the same year. The old town gate is situated on the west side and it is still hidden to uninformed visitors just as it used to be hidden to enemies.
St Peter's Gothic church is the oldest Christian church in Korčula. It is placed on the square north of cathedral and, among other items of notability, it holds a permanent exhibition of Venetian Baroque statues from the 17th century. In front of the Town Hall, at the main south gate, there is a small architecturally harmonius square, which is particularly pleasant for an afternoon stroll due to its deep shade.
St Michael's church which faces the Town Hall was built at the beginning of 15th century. In the main street just before the main square there is the 15th century Church of Our Lady. It holds the tombs of old Korčula families and among them the tomb of Antun Rozanović.
The Maksimilijan Vanka memorial museum (famous croatian painter 1889-1963) is situated on the promontory which closes the western town port. The rich opus from all periods has been located in the spacious villa since 1968. Further down the promontory, there is the Dominican monastery and the Church of St Nicholas, which were built in early 16th century. The newest part of town was built after WWII and is called Naselje (Settlement).
According to legend, and the abundant historical evidence such as medieval documents and the unique continuity of the surname (variants:Polo, Depolo, Dupolo), the town of Korčula rightfully considers itself to be the birthplace of the greatest world traveller, Marco Polo. The legend is supported by the fact that the elderly Marco joined the battle against Genova under the Venetian flag with his own galleon and hired his crew in front of the very town of Korčula on September 07, 1298. The latest edition of the «Encyclopedia Britannica» also contains this fact. The ancestral house of Marco Polo is situated in the center of Old Town, north from the St Mark's Cathedral. Another notable feature of the town of Korčula is the three fraternities, the Fraternity of All Saints, «Sasvetani», of St Rocco, «Rokovci» and St Michael, «Mihovilci». The natives of Korčula, who belong to the fraternities have an annual meeting in town, with many of them visiting from other continents. The gathering is marked by a procession through the town in old robes, carrying large candles and crosses. Traditionally they celebrate the gathering and the day of their patron, as well as comemorate the Passion of Christ with a procession in Friday before Easter. During Napoleon's rule, the French army temporarily banned the St Rocco and St Michael fraternities and only allowed the All Saints fraternity to be active because, according to their code, they buried the dead free of charge.
Another significant historical and folkore feature of this town is its traditional sword dance, the Moreška which used to be performed throughout the Mediterranean but has only remained in Korčula to date. Although its not autochthonous it has became an integral part of the Korčula culture and along with its wooden shipbuilding, stonemasonry and the fraternities, it is now a symbol of Korčula. The people of Korčula have been dancing the Moreška for 400 years and by performing it represent their town worldwide. The dance consists of a demonstration of a sword conflict between two armies whose kings have gone to war over the love of a beautiful girl (the so-called 'bula') whom the 'black' king kidnapped from the 'red' king. The exceptionally powerful and distinct warrior parts of this sword dance are performed accompanied by original orchestral music, written specifically for this Moorish dance, twice a week during summer season.

Otok Korčula i okolica

Otok je bio naseljen još u pretpovijesti. Najstariji nalazi su starijeg kamenog doba, u Veloj spili. Prema legendi, otok je bio naseljen od trojanski junak Antenor u 12. stoljeću prije Krista, koji je također poznat kao osnivač grada Padove. Drugi val ljudskih naseljen s bili Iliri. Korčula je bila grčka kolonija zvana Korkyra Melaina, zatim ilirska i rimska zvana Corcyra Nigra, pa zatim bizantsko i naposlijetki slavensko naselje. U 10. stoljeću u sastavu je Neretvanske kneževine, zatim priznaje vlast Zahumlja, Mlečana i hrvatsko-ugarskog kralja. 8. rujna 1298. godine odvijala se blizu otoka bitka kod Korčule između flote Mletaka i Đenove. Postoje mnoga sporenja, no izuzev nekih drugih gradova (Venecija, Istanbul), smatra se da se na Korčuli rodio Marko Polo 1254. Naime, ulica i dio grada (po postojećim zapisima koji postoje i danas) u kojem se danas nalazi tzv. kuća Marka Pola, odgovaraju prostoru koji od najranijih dana pripada upravo obitelji Polo. Tvrtko I. Kotromanić krajem 14. stoljeća godine postaje kraljem Raške, Bosne, Dalmacije, Hrvatske i Primorja kada su mu se 1390. godine pokorili gradovi Split, Trogir, Šibenik, te otoci Brač, Hvar i Korčula. U 14. stoljeću Korčula je bila pod vlašću Dubrovačke Republike, a od 1420. do 1797. pod Venecijom. Od 1797. do 1805. je pod Austrijom, da bi je 1806. osvojio Napoleon i Francuzi, sve do 1815. kada je opet bila pod Austrijom. Pod talijanskom je okupacijom od 1918. do 1921. te od 1941. do 1943., a pod njemačkom od 1943. do 1944. godine. Od 1945. godine bila je sastavni dio SR Hrvatske u Jugoslaviji, da bi raspadom te države 1991. postala dio Hrvatske.

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APARTMENTS MARIJANA

  • Address :Pelavin Mir 44
  • Manager :Marijana Bavčević
  • Phone :+00 385 (95) 833 3031
  • Country :HRVATSKA
  • Email :apartments.marijana@gmail.com