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Vela Spila (Big Cave)

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Vela Spila (Big Cave), above the Kale Cove in the most protected area of Vela Luka Bay, is characteristically and most likely, the most significant prehistoric archeological site in the Mediterranean region. The Cave interior measures ca. 15000m2, and thus far only small part has been explored. The continuous inhabitation has been established from the culmination of the last Ice Age (18000 B.C.) to the middle Bronze Age (2000 B.C.), and every now and then to the newer times.

The amount of artifacts, their importance, and diverse and prolific ornamentation defines Vela Spila as one of the basis of the contemporary civilization.

Access to the Cave is possible by car (or by a walking path starting from Vela Luka). In front of the entrances a sightseeing point from witch a magnificent view encompasses Vela Luka Bay and its Surrounds.

For its exceptional acoustic properties the Cave is occasionally used as a concert hall.

Vela Spila
Vela Spila
Vela Spila