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Korcula - Korčula - Coral Red Treasure of the Adriatic

Korčula - Coral Red Treasure of the Adriatic

Old Town, Korcula, Croatia
30 mins

About the tour

Learn about coral with Andrea in one of the coral shops of the town of Korčula . Did you know that coral is an animal? Yes that's right, although one would think it's a plant it's actually an animal that lives in the seas and there are about 6000 known species of coral in the world. The most prized is red coral - Coralium rubrum, which is called a precious coral. The color of the adriatic coral can be from light pinky do darker pink and lighter red orangy to red , it depends of the depth where it lives. Many legends are associated with red coral, some consider it a vital source of energy and happy stone, and in some areas today newborns wear coral bracelets to protect from spells. In the Christian world, coral symbolizes Christ's blood and sacrifice, it is believed that the corals are not ordinary animals, but the work of God. Greek legend says that the red coral came after defeating Medusa Perseus, cut off her head and tossed into the deep sea. Medusa's blood dyed seaweed, which then turned into coral. Learn about the cutting and shaping of coral into unique beautiful jewellery that is aswell part of the national costumes of Croatia.

Meet your local guide


Andrea transmits with love and passion the facts and stories that she has learned from all generations and sources about her town. Every day life and traditions are kept through her stories. She has been working in tourism for three decades so has experience with guests from all continents and religions. Born in Belgrade in former Yugoslavia but is a Croatian by nationality, a mixture that makes richer in spirit and soul. Join Andrea in a relaxed and welcoming ambience of a well preserved medieval fortress of Korčula. She will give you just the right amount of details to keep your attention but will be ready to answer to all your questions. The answers will be as interesting and exiting as the facts that she will transmit to you about the secrets of her town.

Andrea has been guiding since Mar 2000

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Korcula with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Korcula. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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