Stone masonry, shipbuilding, seamanship ...
Stonemasonry is not as important today as it was centuries ago. The skill dates back to the ancient times. However, some 50 Korčulans still retain and practice these skills. Good quality stone from Korčula quarries ("kave") was widely known and exported all over the world. Stone from Korčula is incorporated in some of the best known buildings in the world such as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Vienna Parliament, Stockholm Town Hall and etc. In the 15th and 16th centuries, both local and Italian architects and builders erected richly decorated mansions and churches. The master builder from Korčula, Marko Andrijić, completed the belfry and raised the ciborium (canopy) above the main altar of St. Mark's Cathedral. The altar painting was painted by the Italian artist Jacopo Tintoretto. The most beautiful public and private buildings in Dalmatian towns such as Dubrovnik, Hvar, Kotor etc. were also built with Korčula stone. This millennium-long tradition has brought to the stage of contemporary Croatian culture the greatest sculptor Frano Kršinić and many other Korčulan and Lumbardan sculptors: Radica, Pallavicini, Trpimir Ivančević, the brothers Ivo and Lujo Lozica, Stecca, Radovanović, Jurjević-Knez and Duhović.
Shipbuilding - Since Hellenic times wood had traditionally been used for ship building. Today the traditional ship yards no longer exist but are replaced by modern ones, present in Korčula, Blato and Vela Luka (fibreglass). In St. Mark's Cathedral the celling of the central aisle (reconstructed in 1961) is reminiscent of a boat, a ling with the traditional Korčulan profession of shipbuilding.
Seamanship - Korčulans are skilled and respected seamen, sailing under Croatian and numerous international flags.