Exploring the history of the island

Travel in to the past with us and get to know some of the Korčula history.


Vela Spila


The Vela Spila cave is located on the hill above Vela Luka.

The cave is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Archaeological remains provide evidence of existence of life from the last ice age and they can be seen at the Cultural Center in Vela Luka. You can get to the cave on foot or by car from where you can enjoy beautiful view.


Lumbarda Psephism


-Historical document of the decision of the National Assembly of Hellenic colony of Issa (today’s Vis) for the agreement with the local chieftains on the development of the settlement and distribution of the land. It is carved on a stone slate and you can find a copy at the Korčula Town Museum.


The Statue of the Town


-One of the oldest legal document written in Slavic language.

It was written in 13th century, with changes made to it until the 16th.

The oldest part was written in the Medieval Latin. The laws of the Statue were in force all until 1815.


Korčula Brotherhoods


-There are 3 brotherhoods in the Town of Korčula: All saints (founded in 1301.),St. Roch (founded in 1575.), and St. Mihael (founded in 1603.). They all come together in a processions throughout the year.

During these festivities, the brotherhoods bring their torches, candles, crosses and other ornaments.



-Traditional a cappella singing has been added to the list of European cultural heritage. Klapa is a choir of woman/ man 6/9 singers.

The a Capella performances are held all over the island.