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Korčula Island is a Croatian paradise surrounded by the Adriatic Sea.
This small island is 279 km2 (108 sq mi) and lies just off the Dalmatian coast. The island is not connected to the mainland, therefore creating a world of its own. Korčula has a beautiful town, wonderful wine, pleasant people and weather, and is filled with breathtaking plants. If you’re into quaint lush towns surrounded by water that offer a wonderful array of outdoor activities, Korčula is the place for you.
WHY WE LOVE
Korčula Island is easy to love. It is a place with a rich and complex history, wonderful geographical location, epic caves perfect for exploration. It is also an island known for its beauty and delicious food and wine.
Korčula has a curious history, it is an island that has been under the control of many different leaders from many different nations, all of which helped shape the island’s landscape and culture. Everyone from Illyrians to the Greeks, to the Venetians, and later the Austrians held power over this small island. Napoleon and Russia struggled for authority over the island until the British came and left their mark as well. Korčula Island is a place where history lives on and through its people. The Croats living on Korčula pride themselves on their love of tradition and life.
The island life is full of celebrations, festivals, and dancing.
This paradise is also home to the unique Grk wine. Grk has a distinctive taste and smell, somewhat dry with a mildly sour and bitter finish. Apart from its flavour and aroma, what makes this wine so special is that its vines only bloom female flowers, this means that for the flower to pollinate it requires a mate and or make counterpart. Late summer is a beautiful season in this region, it is where you will find white Grk grapes and their female flowers growing alongside the deep blue Plavac mali grapes their male flowers.
There are many sporting events with incredible scenery. Korčula hosts everything from triathlons to boat racing. Not to mention the island might be small, but it features peaks and trails perfect for hiking, running, and biking. You can work up a sweat during the day then go for a swim in the afternoon or continue to work up a sweat on the water. Korčula’s coast allows you to enjoy fabulous sports such as stand up paddling boarding, Kayaking, SUP yoga, windsurfing, and more!
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DID YOU KNOW?
- Korčula prohibited slavery back in 1214, that’s 608 years before it was banned in Greece!
- Sword dances are a thing on Korčula Island. There are three main dances, the Moreska, the Kumpanija, and the Mostra dance, all depict different scenarios and serve as a traditional way of storytelling.
- Korčula celebrates Half New Year with a Summer Carnival!
- Waterpolo is Korčula’s unofficial sport, it is where many of Croatia’s best players come from.
- Many historians argue that Marco Polo might be Korčula and not Venice.
- Korčula is home to a 500-year-old Cypress tree!
- All but one of Korčula town’s streets have stairs.
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Petra is known as the ‘Rose City’ in southern Jordan
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The Treasury, also known as Al-Khazneh, is one of the most popular and well-known sites found within this Jordanian region. This makes sense considering it is one of the most elaborate temples of the ancient Arabic World and is located within a stunning rose-coloured desert. But the beauty doesn’t end there, there’s also a location called ‘Little Petra’. This smaller version of the famous city is also an archaeological site that was built by the Nabateans. Don’t let its name fool you; Little Petra is home to some major buildings and sandstone canyons. The area consists of three open areas connected by a 450-metre (1,480 ft) canyon.
Visit Petra which is home to magnificent scenes and locations.
Petra as a whole has managed to astound travellers and archaeologist alike. Despite its impressive age, the city has continued to ‘wow’ all those who visit it with its elaborate stone-cut architecture and water conduit system. The magnificent city displays the full range of the ancient Nabataeans wondrous talents. They converted everything into art. Everything from the development of water infrastructure within the arid area to the design of the Treasury, and its perfect alignment with the Sun, shines light on the complexity and astounding mastery of the ancient desert people. Water infrastructure included terraces, channels, settling basins, aqueducts, dams, rainwater harvesting, flood harvesting, groundwater harvesting, a large range of size and types of cisterns, reservoirs created by dams, water distribution tanks, and springs. Throughout the Petra area there are hundreds of cisterns. They were one of the only people capable of bringing water to such a unique surrounding. You owe your body and eyes a visit to Petra, as well as your mind and spirit. Therefore, we suggest you educate yourself on what daily life was like for Petra’s thriving multicultural, multi-ethnic and multilingual society and peoples by talking to the Bedouins of the area. Share a tea and marvel at the wonder that is Petra.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Petra is home to over 800 individual monuments.
- That if you visit Petra, you will be visiting one of the oldest metropolises in the world. The city was first established in 312 BC.
- The site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
- Petra is listed as one of the Smithsonian Magazine’s “28 Places to See Before You Die”.
- The Rose City has been the location for a number of Hollywood films including Indiana Jones; it has also been featured in TV programmes, music videos and video games.
- A 2014 study, published in the Nexus Network Journal, led by a team of archaeoastronomers who measured Petra´s celestial alignments suggest that the Nabateans purposefully built Petra's most sacred structures to align or ‘light-up’ during important celestial occurrences such as the summer and winter solstices and the equinoxes.
- Archaeoastronomy is a branch of archaeology that focuses on the use of astronomical techniques to understand that happenings of the sky used by prehistoric civilizations.