VELA LUKA, KORCULA ISLAND
LOCAL AREA, BEACHES & THINGS TO DO
The island of Korcula can be reached by both car and passenger ferries run from Orebic on the Peljesac peninsula to the town of Korcula at the south east end of the island. Korcula Town, considered to be the birth place of Marco Polo, is a beautifully preserved mediaeval town dating from the 13th Century. The town is fortified and positioned on a small elevated peninsula providing a commanding position over the strait between the island and the mainland. Today Korcula's narrow alleyways and town squares provide the setting for bars, restaurants, shops and galleries.
Island close to Korcula
There is a large sandy beach in the bay of Lumbarda about 6km from Korcula town. Lumbarda town has a sheltered harbour and small marina, restaurants, shops and cafes.
The second town of the island is Vela Luka located at the end of a deep bay at the western end of the island. A busy fishing port, the harbour at Vela Luka is crammed with small boats and cafes, shops and restaurants front the harbour.
Ferry timetables can be found on the Korcula Info website.
Orebic is the principal town on the Peljesac Peninsula and is famous for the fine "Captains Houses" from the 18th and 19th century that line the sea frontage. The town in an important tourist centre with many restaurants, bars and cafes and a delightful pebble beach running the length of the sea frontage.
View from above Orebic towards Korcula
For information on Orebic refer to guide books or the Peljesac website.
Orebic is also the ferry port for crossing to the island of Korcula.
Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.
Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1,700-year-old living museum during Split's Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined 'Riva' promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs."
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