Vela Luka is commonly called the oldest and the youngest town on the island of Korcula. The oldest because of Vela Spilja, but the place was not important until the end of the 18th century. Today, Vela Luka is an important tourist centre, known for its beautiful scenery - the islets (Osjak), inlets (Triporti), olive groves - beyond the Croatian borders.
The hunting grounds of the Republic of Croatia abound in all types of game typical of central and south-eastern Europe. Of particular interest is the lowland deer that can be found in the hunting grounds along the Sava river. September is the main hunting season for deer. Read