About Vela Luka
Vela Luka is one the largest and most modern towns on Korcula. It provides an all-round holiday destination on the island. For example, you can fill your time chilling on pretty beaches, explore caves and enjoy the sounds of local folk music. There are a number of restaurants and cafes providing you with plenty of opportunities to sample local delicacies. As well as shops and supermarkets, should you prefer to self cater. The town is located on the far west of Korcula Island. The two attractive small islets of Proizd and Osjak lie just off the town’s shoreline.
Why Stay in Vela Luka?
- Easy transfer from Vela Luka to mainland Croatia by boat and the nearby island Lastovo.
- Plenty of accommodation options.
- Lots of local amenities such as restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.
Top 5 Things To Do in Vela Luka
Explore Vela Spila
Explore the homes of your prehistoric ancestors and visit Vela Spila. It is believed these caves were inhabited more than 20,000 years ago. Archaeologists have made hoards of discoveries in recent years. It is a pleasant walk from the town centre to the caves.
Visit the Cultural Centre
Visit the town’s Cultural Centre, which is housed in a beautifully renovated Baroque building in the centre of the town. There are a number of displays including excavated finds from the caves, ethnographic collections and galleries.
Take a boat trip to Proizd
Take a ferry boat across to the nearby islets of Proizd or Osjak. Everything you can imagine about a paradise island can be found here, from the tiny white pebbles to the crystal blue sea.
Island hop to Lastovo
A trip to the stunning island of Lastovo will live in your memory forever. Its unspoilt beauty was declared a Nature Park by the Croatian government several years ago. Take your pick from a number of bays and let yourself drift away into pure joy.
Benefit from the medicinal mud
Several decades ago scientists discovered that the mud and water pools in Vela Luka were enriched with nutrients. Kalos Health resort was built, which uses the mud and water for numerous health treatments and medical rehabilitation. You can find more about the special programmes they offer such as Anti-Stress or Diet on their website.