of in many songs also known as island of love, this part of unbelievable
nature shoud not be missed if your search for quiet and peaceful
place, where you can leave your body to Mediterranean sea and sun.
The island of Osjak is about 10 minutes driving distance away by
boat from the centre of Vela Luka. The island is uninhabited and
a place of untouched nature, shady and hidden places for swimming.
You can explore the whole island on footpaths that surround it and
intersect it. The paths of the island of Osjak can enjoy even more
courageous mountbikers, and for them will this experience stay in
thair memories as an unforgettable adventure.
cypress (Cupressus) has its Latin name from a young man who Apollo
turned into a cypress, and from his name originates the Greek word
Kyparissos. The common cypress is naturally spread out in North
Iran, Asia Minor, on the islands of Cyprus and Crete, where from
it spread out to the whole Mediterranean. In avarage it reachnes
a hight between 20 and 30 meters, but there are species that have
reached 52 meters high and over 3,20 diameters of its trunk. It
reaches an age of over 1000 years. The cypress grows along the whole
Adriatic coast; not onlyon the coastline, but far away in the inland,
but bigger groups naturally sprout up trees can be found only on
the island of Korcula and the peninsula Peljesac. The cypress has
been celebrated in verse by many poets of different nations and
all times, and it is the most beautiful ornament in front of old
village churches, where it creates beautiful sights and reaches
enormous dimensions. The cypress is a great ornament of many landscapes
of the island of Korcula. Beautiful species grow on the island of
Osjak, as well, where it together with the pine tree creates a magnificient
park-forest. Its pyramidal form creates a characteristic physiognomy
of that plant group and it fits perfectly in the ambience.