THE TOWN OF KORČULA is situated on the island of the same name and it encompasses administratevely the settlements: Račišće, Zrnovo, Pupnat, Cara and the town of Korčula itself. Korkyra Melaina – the wooded Korčula, as it was named by the ancient Greeks – is known by the beauty of its nature and by the richness of historical, cultural, and traditional heritage. The medieval town of Korčula, encircled by walls and towers, was erected and richly ornamented by local stone-masters in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The greatest among them all was Marko Andrijić, the builder of the bell-tower of the St. Marko Cathedral. The rows of gothic and Renaissance buildings, palaces, churches, small streets and squares emphasize a harmonious ground-plan inside the town walls, together with numerous artistic and other exhibits in museums, churches and collections. The town of Korčula is rightly proud of its stone-cutting and shipbuilding being through centuries the most important professions of the town, as well as of the preserved chivalrous dances: Moreska, Mostra and Kumpanija. The greatest world traveller, Marko Polo, also began his life journey in this town. A refined harmony of man and this ambience existing from ancient times speaks in the best way about a permanent attraction of this Town on the island of Korčula.