The conceptual design of a new €10 million port set to be built on the island of Korčula has been revealed at a presentation at the City Hall.
The brand new 10-million euro port, which will be financed by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, is set to be built in Žrnovska Banja (Polačišta), just five kilometers from the Old Town of Korčula.
There was a 7% increase in the number of passenger arrivals through Korčula’s port in 2016 compared to the year prior.
“This year we are expecting passenger numbers passing through Korčula port to pass 1.2 million, which makes Korčula, together with Split, the second biggest port in Croatia after Dubrovnik”, Korčula Port Director Vedran Leleković said.
Currently, Korčula’s western and eastern port can not cater for boats longer than 100 meters. According to Leleković, the new port, which will be able to handle big cruisers, will start to be built in three years time.