Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic, with vineyards and olive groves scattered throughout its interior. The south coast offers only small beaches and quiet coves. The Greeks called her Korkyra of Melaina. Originally, the city was built on a 3-hectare islet and was surrounded by thick walls, complete with defensive towers. Marco Polo's home island is especially rich in legends, monuments and memories of past centuries. It is also known for its traditional architecture, preserved until today. The seaside villas, with red-tiled roofs and quaint houses, look like a postcard, especially when viewed from the sea.