Entirely surrounded with tall ramparts, Korčula’s visitors are safeguarded by as many as eight medieval towers. The town’s quaint seductive ambience is completed by the trademark stone stairways, which have long ago connected the initially inhabited peninsula to the mainland. Passing through Veliki Revelin tower atop a stairway, the visitors come under the irresistable charm of the old town. The harmonious buildings of old Korčula are a triumph of construction. A walk along the main street continues on to the cathedral, whose stonework was carved by local fifteenth century artists, while the interior was painted by old Italian masters.