Living it Up in Vela Luka while Sailing Croatia
The island of Korcula is one of Croatia’s most popular islands, located just off the mainland of the world renowned Dalmatian coastline. It is a worthwhile stop for anyone sailing Croatia and few places more so than the town of Vela Luka.
Vela Luka, whose name translates as ‘big harbour’, is found on the island’s west coast and is Korcula’s largest town. Built around a deep bay, its sparkling blue waters are as much a part of the town as its land settlement; to this day, it is a busy fishing area, as well as an ideal spot for everything from sailing to diving to a romantic night cruise.
Vela Luka is a picturesque town worthy of any travel guide, with white beaches that hold universal appeal. The town itself is on a site that has been inhabited since prehistoric times, lending it a history and atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else. Located within the town, the archaeological site of Vela Spila and its findings are any history buff’s dream, with the most important of artefacts displayed at Vela Luka’s Cultural Centre. The Centre is also an important space for the town’s cultural activities and events, such as the Kumpanija and also boasts a fine collection of classical and contemporary artwork.
A popular spot for visitors, with a wide range of accommodation options, Vela Luka also has some of the island’s best cafes and restaurants. These are the perfect place to unwind after a long day’s sailing and you can enjoy a taste of some of the freshest seafood around.