Vela Luka is the birthplace and the subject of popular songs by Oliver Dragojevic and Jasna Zlokic. Source: casablanca-vl.hr
Vela Luka is located on the Island of Korcula
, in one of the safest bays in the south Adriatic. With its 4500 inhabitants, it is the second largest Croatian island town that lives of tourism, fishing, agriculture and shipbuilding. Vela Luka has an elementary school and a high school, Cultural Centre, Medical Centre, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital Kalos and a retirement home, which indicated high living standard and good development. That is something island places don't usually have. It has excellent traffic connections, by ferry and catamaran service, to the Island of Hvar
City of Split
Natural beaches on the Island of Proizd, at the far west of the Island of Korcula are among the best beaches in the area. Source: hotel-korkyra.com
and bus service to the town of Korcula, and Korcula is well connected to Orebic
of the Peljesac peninsula
. In the proximity of Vela Luka, above Kale Bay, on Pinski rat hill there is Vela Spila where the remains of tools and dishes were found, indicating continuous settlement of this area since 20,000 B.C. Save for walks and bike rides through forested areas and fields in the nearby coves, Vela Luka offers a magical underwater world to recreational athletes. More significant cultural events include Lusko lito (Luka Summer), a rowing regatta on the holiday of St. John,
Hotel Adria in the bay of Plitva group Hum Hotels is one of the several hotels in Vela Luka. Source: velaluka.biz
performances by folklore ensemble Kumpanija and klapas Vela Luka, Osjak and Leut. With its "battle dance" Kumpanija cherishes the memory of one of the oldest Croatian military troops that existed on the island since 1214. Vela Luka offers accommodation in many apartments, vacation houses and villas, and guests who prefer hotels can find accommodation in several Vela Luka hotels: Korkyra, Posejdon, Adria, etc. The area of Vela Luka has over 60 coves and beaches, some with apartments: Plitvine, Mikulina Luka, Gradina, Picena, Poplat, Tri Luke (Triporte), etc. Especially nice beaches with round pebbles can be found at the Island of Proizd. Other than accommodation and the beautiful nature, numerous restaurants and taverns will give your vacation a unique gastronomic experience.
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