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It is our pleasure to welcome you on our web pages and to Vela Luka. With these web pages we want to describe and bring you closer the town of Vela Luka, its vacation solutions and rentals, and to introduce it to you in all its beauty, excitement, picturesqueness and indescribableness. At the begining of this journey through Vela Luka here are a few words about its position, climate, natural beauties and main characteristics.

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Vela Luka is a small town with 4500 inhabitants that is situated in a deep, picturesque bay on the island of Korcula, one of the biggest and most beautiful of one thousand islands of Dalmatia in Croatia. The coast of the island is 182 km long and there are 195 calms and capes, while the archipelag of Korcula counts 48 small islands. The surveying confirms that the island of Korcula has about 3000 solar hours per year. In January the average air temperature is not lower than 9,8 C. Vela Luka is a place know for its mild Mediterranean climate, clean air, friendly hosts and Dalmatian song. The islands of Osjak and Proizd with its crystal clear sea, rocks, white pebbles and dense vegatation are unique oasises of peace and beauty. The primeval nature around Vela Luka is well preserved and untouched as it was, for example, in Roman times. The historical locality of Big Cave (Vela spila) is known for its beauty and archeological findings from the early Neolitic. The parish church of St. Joseph was built in the 19th century. The modern rehabilitation centre Kalos was built in the bay of Kale at the very end of gulf of Vela Luka and based on medical mud and mineral springs, rheumatic and other illnesses are successfully treated.

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All apartments have sea view, shade on balcony and private pebble beach.

Apartments are consisted of two double bedrooms, bathroom, a kitchen, a living room and a balcony. Apartments have sea view, shade on balcony and private pebble beach in front of the house. Parking and grill are arranged in the house yard. Apartments are completely equipped and have TV SAT, WiFi, air-condition, etc.

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Vela Luka - 180 degree Panorama from the locality of Vela Spila
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Vela Spila - 180 Panorama view
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Island of Korcula is the largest of the green islands of the Adriatic. From time immemorial it has been forested, which was why it was given the name Black Korcula during the colonisation of the ancient Greeks. The forests have for centuries been carefully protected as the timber was necessary for the valuable shipbuilding industry. Maritime contact with other parts of the Mediterranean existed two to three centuries before the time of Christ. Artisans of the ancient world used the famed stone from the small island of Vrnik. This stone was used to build many lovely Dalmatian cities as well as some of the most famous buildings such as the Basilica of St.Sofie in Carigrad, the parliament in Vienna and the townhall in Stockholm. And of course the town of Korcula was built from this same stone.
The ancient heart of the city lies on a peninsula. The reason for this position was so that from the city towers the population could more effectively monitor the navigation of galleys and sailing boats from the eastern coast of the Adriatic. The fortifications and narrow streets prove irresistible to todays visitor just as it impressed medieval writers and travel writers. One of the most famous travel writers, Marco Polo, began his lifes journey in this town. The house in which he was born has been restored and preserved, and it was also in this town that he lost his freedom. In the battle near Korcula he ws captured and taken to Genoa and then sentenced to prison. It was in prison that he wrote his book Milion about his travels to China which caused a sensation in western civilised society as they were brought into shock contact with the Far East.
The villagers on the island are renowned olive growers, fishermen, and wine producers. In some localities such produce is known to have been served during the time of the ancient Greeks. Vineyards of Blato, Lumbarda, Carsko poje and Smokvisko poje have been familiar to the wine drinking world for many, many years, and the names of some wines, for example Posip, Grk and Rukatac with their excellent quality, have been synonymous with the identity of this island.

Dubrovnik-Neretva county

Dubrovnik Neretva county is rich in carefully cultivated landscape and places with long history. Numerous monuments, archives and magnificent treasuries testify to this. It is a region of the historic towns of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Ston; the remains of ancient Narona and the lost, possibly sunken town of Epidaur; of importants harbours of Ploce and Metkovic; of communities of great historical importance - Cavtat, Lopud, Slano, Mali Ston, Orebic; and of a few dozen little villages blending into the landscape of the coast or a river bank, of a hill or a field. Also, there are about a hundred renaissance summer houses built by merchants, nobles and seamen in nice bays, or on the edges of valleys, surrounded by gardens and parks. On certain sites, these summer houses were built in spectacular rows, like in Rijeka Dubrovacka, on the island of Sipan, in Konavle.
Many different sovereign and marine powers touched and clashed in this area throughout its turbulent history: Byzantium, the Saracens, Croatia, Normandy, Venice, some small kingdoms and principalities, then the Hungro - Croatian state and through it the Roman - German empire, the Ottoman empire, Habsburgs and Napoleons empire. Situated on such a crossroads, a small town like Dubrovnik managed, through the political artfulness of its nobles, to achieve a wide and complete form of self - government. Thus for centuries it acted as a sovereign state, the Republic of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik turned its independence into a cult of freedom, stressed on every possible occasion by its statesmen, envoys and poets. In 1929, Bernard Shaw, the famous Irish writer, wrote: "Those who wish to see heaven on earth should come to Dubrovnik". He was not only praising the glorious history of Dubrovnik, but also the natural features of the whole region, known today as the Dubrovnik - Neretva county. Indeed, if anyone attempted to fit together natural characteristics in order to achieve a perfect harmony between man and nature, surely he would leave out some of the diversity that God has granted to this region.


Croatia covers an area of 56538 km2, and its territorial waters cover 31900 km2. The coastline including the islands is 5740 km long. According to the latest census, Croatia has a population of 4.8 milion. More than 78% are ethnic Croats and Roman Catholicism is the prevalent religion (76.5 % of all inhabitants are Roman Catholics). The official language is Croatian, written in the Roman script. In the northern regions, the way of life is typically Central European, Whereas the South is Mediterranean.
The Croatian Adriatic coast is one of the most indented in the world: it has 1185 islands and islets with a total coastline of 4,058 km, the total length of the mainland coast being 1777 km. The largest island is Krk; other large islands include Cres, Brač, Hvar, Pag and Korcula. The largest peninsulas are Istria and Peljesac, and the largest bay is Kvarner Bay.

Althrough there was an independent Croatian principality and Kingdom from the 9th to the 12th century, todays roatia is one of the newest states in Europe. It adopted its constitution on 22nd December 1990, and was recognised internationally on 15th January 1992. The international recognition of its sovereignty and its acceptance into the membership of the UN in 1992 marked the end of a crucial period in the establishment of Croatia as a new state in the European and world community.
After the collapseof the communist regime in the democratic elections in the spring of 1990, Croatia became a parliamentary democracy, with a political system based on human rights, the rule of law, minority rights, private property, private enterprise and a free market economy, social justice and political freedom. its legal system conforms to modern European standards.
Croatia is rich in natural resources, and is determined to build its future on services and high technology. Its priority is the utilisation of its maritime potential: above all, tourism, shipping and ship building.
The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, a city of one million inhabitants, the hub of Croatian culture, education and trade. The cities of Split, Zadar, Osijek and Rijeka also have universities.
The unit of Currency is kuna (KN).

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