The town of Vela Luka
Vela Luka is the largest town on the island of Korčula and is situated on its west side, at the centre of a nearly 10 km-long bay. The bay itself is a known port for sailors and its shore is extremely indented, with numerous.
Proizd, a small island with a lovely beach that was chosen as the most beautiful Adriatic beaches in 2007, lies at the very entrance to the bay. Sporty visitors will appreciate the bicycle and marked walking trails stretching across the whole area of Vela Luka. Some diving centres organise diving schools for all the underwater beauty. Love olive oil? Great!
Vela Luka is the most developed Adriatic region in terms of olive growing! You can try for yourself its excellent and healthy olive oil in the restaurants and agritourist farms of the area.
Just visit the Zlokić Collection of Olive Growing and Olive Oil to find out about the ethnographic collection related to olive growing or to try and buy olive oil. Since prehistoric times, Vela Luka has been inhabited, which is witnessed by the findings from the archaeological site Vela Spila, located in the vicinity of the town. An exhibition presents the findings at the Vela Luka Cultural Centre. In the summer period Vela Spila is open for visitors. The Cultural Centre also preserves an important collection of modern and contemporary art. In addition, exhibitions of contemporary Croatian artists' work are regularly organised at the Centre.
Love traditions? No cultures without some!
During the summer months the event Luško lito also takes place here. It is a cultural happening during which visitors have the opportunity to attend entertaining concerts and performances. You should visit the folklore evenings with performances of old dances where the most attractive among them is Kumpanija – a dance performed by men with swords.