Vela Luka is situated on the very western side of the island of Korcula at the bottom of a wide bay with lots of hidden coves. Fun fact; the name 'Vela Luka' means 'Big Harbour' in Croatian.
For the history buffs amongst you, Vela Luka has many archaeological and architectural points of interest. For instance on the south slope of the hill Pinski Rat, there is the most extraordinary archaeological site called Vela Spila (Big Cave). This cave is one of the most important prehistoric cave dwellings in Europe.
Vela Spila provides a picture of life on the Mediterranean of Mesolithic and Neolithic people living in that region. Carbon dating has shown that there was human activity going back 20,000 years; pretty impressive stuff.
For those who are looking for a photo worthy panoramic view, head to Hum Hill and the Forteca, an Austro-Hungarian fortress built in 19th century. Fun fact; Vela Luka has a rich history of Klape singing which is a Croatian a Capella style of singing.