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Korčula island is a Central Dalmatian island and the sixth-largest island in the Adriatic Sea. The largest towns on this beautiful island are the town of Korčula, Vela Luka and Blato. Apart from tourism, the island of Korčula has developed and traditional agriculture such as farming, fishing and shipbuilding.
In the northern part of the island, the coast is low and accessible and includes a number of natural and wind-protected ports such as Korčula, Račišće, Banja, Prigradica, Vrbovica, Babina. The southern coast is steep and comprises rocks that are, in some parts, higher than 30 m. There are a number of anchorages, bays and coves like Pavja Luka, Orlanduša, Rasohatica, Prižba, Pupnatska Luka, Brno, Grščica. The largest, best protected cove is Vela Luka located on the western part of the island.
Evidence that the island of Korčula has been inhabited since the prehistoric times have been discovered in many places. Especially significant are findings of the stone knives from the Neolithic age on the islet of Badija, as well as the richest Neolithic archeological site Vela spila, also known as Big cave, situated above the town of Vela Luka. The hall of the cave have an elliptical shape and the roof has two openings through which natural daylight illuminates the front and the central part of the cave.
Korčula Island is also known for its “health tourism” based on medicinal mud at several island locations, mild climate and clean air and sea. Besides, visitors can also enjoy the untouched nature, vineyards and olive trees, as well as centuries-old cultural heritage.