Vela Luka 42°57′N 16°43′E is a small town situated on the western side of the island Korčula.
Vela Luka (meaning in dalmatian dialect “Big Harbour”) is situated in the bottom of the deep bay, so it is very safe harbour during most of the weather conditions, however it is exposed to winds from the west which can cause a swell.
There is very limited number of city moorings (5-7), and during the high season small cruiser ships are using part of the waterfront, so there is not more than 7 moorings for the sailing yachts, with electricity and water available. Most of the boats were anchored in the bay (bay is quite large, so it is never too busy).
There is a fuel station, open during season till 20.00h, just at the very beginning of waterfront.
During our visit (end of August 2015) we were pleasantly surprised with the prices in restaurants and coffee bars, which were not like on other islands (comparable with capital city of Croatia- so much cheaper than Hvar, Vis and other islands). We have paid one Iced Tea & Cedevita 20 HRK, and for same drinks in Split we would pay around 30 HRK or even more!
We loved quietness, and fact that in the middle of the season it was not crowded at all, and all waiters in bars, restaurant (we tried two restaurants), and even small shops – were extremely polite, friendly and helpful- giving us advices where to go and what to do. So here slogan “Croatia as it once was”, is really true!
We have tried small and stylish restaurant- pizzeria Nautica- and were very happy with the food and the service, as well with the prices.
Vela Luka has also great swimming stops (small island Ošjak just on entrance of the harbour), and nice hotel beaches (good for smaller kids).
There is bank, and 2 or 3 mini markets, pharmacy is little further to north-west part of the bay.
Vela Luka maybe doesn’t have so beautiful architecture like Korčula has, but due to fact that it is very calm, quiet, with fair prices, and very nice people, it is definitely worth visiting!
Base Marina Kaštela:
Cesta Franje Tuđmana 213
21213 Kaštel Gomilica
ID CODE: HR-AB-21- 060239185
FLEET: C- PIER
OFFICE: In the main building near Marina reception
HEADQURTERS & CENTRAL BOOKING OFFICE:
Solin 21210, Kralja Zvonimira 56, Croatia
tel. + 385 21 222 506 fax. +385 21 277 799
Mobile: + 385 95 324 324 2, + 385 99 4256 300
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