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.
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.
FOUR APARTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR RENT
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.
Additional information and reservations:
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team is made of young, dynamic and educated people with a
modern vision of tourism development adjusted to wishes and
needs of a modern traveler. Our friendly and multilingual
staff are always there to communicate with you and tender
to all your needs and wishes...
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.
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.
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).