Vela Spila hike - Ice Age on the Mediterranean
Why take this tour?
Starting from the center of Vela Luka we'll pass thru the old part of town and quickly enter pine forest's pleasant shade. On the southern slopes of Pinski rat hill, overlooking the town and the bay of Vela Luka, we will find one of the most important prehistoric archeaological sites in Europe. Layers of findings in Vela Spila cave reveal details covering a period of over 25 000 years of human inhabitance. Pots, tools, artistry, animal bones and burial grounds offer insight into changes in human lives during climate and geological turmoils that marked the end of Ice Age. The distance we will cover is about 3.5 kilometers, with 150 meters of altitude gain (about 2.2 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain) which usually takes a little bit over an hour. The terrain we'll walk on is paved road in the town, gravel road and trail on our way to the cave and paved stairway on the descent back to town.
Entrance to Vela Spila (15 kuna per person)
Entry/Admission - Vela Spila
Things to know
Before you book
Duration: 1h 45m
Mobile tickets accepted
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Luški puti is all about exploring Vela Luka, island of Korčula and everything around it in the most direct way. Hiking, biking and kayaking are our first choice when it comes to how we go about, but we don't mind doing whatever necessary to get us to places we want to explore.
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