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Location: Vela Luka Isle of Korcula (Croatia)
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The island of Korcula is one of the biggest and most populated island of Dalmatia, the Mediterranean region situated in the Adriatic sea. It is the southernmost island of the Adriatic Middle-Dalmatian islands, and as so is the whole region part of the State territory of the Republic of Croatia. It has a surface of 276 square km, is 46,8 km long with the wides part being 7,8 km. The east side of the island is only 1270 m far from the land and peninsula Pelješac, whilst the west side ranges deeply into the Adriatic Sea. Along its shore there are 50 smaller islets. The island is built from lime-stone with its highest peak of 568 m (Klupca). The majority of inhabitants live off tourism and agriculture (vines, olive-trees, vegetables and citrus fruits). A minor part makes a living by sailing around the seas of the world (maritime and shipbuilding are traditions of the whole region and by other activites
On the western part of the island of Korcula is the little town of Vela Luka, located at the bottom of a deeply and wide bay indented by many coves, the slopes of which descend slowly to the sea, covered with vineyards, olive trees, fig trees and pines. Wide panorama views, a mild Mediterranean climate, clear sea, an interesting and rich cultural heritage, various sports and leisure potential make Vela Luka an attractive tourist destination.
This town with 2671 hours of sunny weather annually, is the second is size place on the Adriatic islands, a safe anchorange and port for boaters.
Scattered as pearls in the bay of Vela Luka, the little islands Proizd and Ošjak celebrated in songs are popular tourist excursion destinations, virgin oasessurrounded by clear sea and covered with thick pine woods. On the south slope of the hill Pinski rat there is an extraordinary archaelogical site Vela Spilaone of the most important prehistoric finds in Europe, providing us with a picture of life on the Mediterannean in the last twenty thousand years. The excavated objects are exhibitited in the museum collection of the Culture centre.
A scenic view on the Hum hill gives an unique view of Vela Luka and the broad surrounding of the island of Korcula.
In the cove of Kale, not far from the centre of the town, is a health resolt “Kalos”, a centre for medical rehabilitation, where rheumatic diseases are treated with the use of healing mud.

In the place itself and in the beautiful coves of Vela Luka there are numerous summer houses and apartmnets offering private accomodation.
Restaurants in Vela Luka base their gastronomic range on local food and provide service in pleasant Mediterranean interiors with the ubiquitous sounds of “klapa” songs, for which Vela Luka is Widely known.
Private accommodation, an exchange office, Internet service, a variety of cultural events (museums, galleries, entertainment, guided tours to interesting churches and the neolithic arheological site the Big Cave).

The Mediterano yacht services are at the disposal to those visiting Vela Luka with their own boats and who wish to go sightseeing, dine well, or, just taste the high quality domestic wines, prize-winning olive oil or fresh fish.

The Korčula island may be viewed by a car, scooter, bicycle or a boat available in agencis. Day trips to Dubrovnik, the town of Korcla, or the small islands Ošjak and Proizd are an obligatory part of services. The gastronomical riches of the Korčula island you may enjoy in the rustic village athmosphere set amidsts the pine and olive groves.

Best time to come april - octobar

Parts of the above description have been taken from the Mediteranop Tourist Agency website (please see their listing for more details).


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Non diving activities: Some things to see and do.
Language: Afrikaans, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian
Money: local currency
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