Vela Spila
About
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Vela Spila and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles112 reviews
Excellent
21
Very good
34
Average
39
Poor
12
Terrible
6

Karli S
Calgary, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Nice hike from the town to the cave. The cave isn't much to see but it's interesting from a historical perspective. The trail up to it is quite nice with good views and nice little descriptions of the local flora
Written May 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

juusoj2014
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
We visited the place late April 2018. It was easy to find, but it was closed. I think it was because of the off-season. There was no information on when it opens, which was bit of a shame. We saw the place through the gate and it was still interresting. The views are very nice!
Written May 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ciaran R
Maynooth, Ireland66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visited here after a quick stop in the museum at the Vela Luka Cultural Centre, which has more information than that on display at the cave itself, so I'd recommend stopping in there first. The Cultural Centre also had maps showing the walking and driving routes (the walking route is much shorter!). The walk was well signed by spray painted blue symbols on the pavement, and is on concrete pavement most of the way. The views are quite spectacular over the town. The cave itself is intriguing in it's structure (karst void in limestone with some very slender arches keeping the roof up!), and we spent about 15 minutes walking around taking it all in. There were no archaeologists working when we were there, I understand that the work is seasonal. There were dig sites visible, showing the painstaking work involved. It's quite hard to take in just how long the cave has been in use, and overall we found it a very thought provoking visit. The admission price of 15 kuna I though was reasonable.
Written September 17, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarah F
Midoun, Tunisia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
The walk from Vela Luka to the cave offers some amazing views that should not be missed. It is true that the cave itself might not seem that impressive if you do not know about the archaeology of the cave. It has a big hole in the roof which means that most of the cave is well lit with natural light. The guides at the cave give informative tours and these are free. The guides told me that the biggest problem is that tourists refuse the tours thinking they will have to pay. The significance of this site to European prehistory cannot be overstated.
Written January 1, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ana
Ljubljana, Slovenia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We walked up the hill to Vela Spila along the road. There were some really beautiful views from up there. We were to late to take the look aroud the cave,because it is open till 19.30 but we read some informations from the board. Ant the cave is impresiv eaven just from the outside. Then we take the walking trail down to the city.
If you want to walk up to the cave from the city you should be able to find blue marks on the road around the pharmacy and all the way up to the cave. There is also a brown board where you can find out about opening hours.
Written August 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Łukasz W
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
An inrwsting cave, where you need to climb a little to reach it. Not so big but worth to visit to see and read some information about our civilization from the past.
Written July 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Raymax123
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Me and my girlfriend walked up the long way without realising. In Google maps it will tell you the route wether you are walking or taking a car, but walking will take you around 54 minutes and a car about 10. If you walk from vela luka town it only takes about 20 minutes. There is a sign showing you how to get there located next to a pizza restaurant. Both routes do have great views as you walk up but on a hot and sunny day the shorter route is recommended. The cave itself is cool to see, but is not going to impress that much. The views from up there were just as enjoyable. It's only about £2 to go inside the cave but there isn't much to see. Monday to Friday's it's open till around 7pm but weekends it closes by 12pm.
Written August 6, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

trompe
LJ22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
You can take a walk to the cave from centre of Vela Luka - but be careful, especially if you start in the midday heat or with small children: signs of path length are misleading! Prepare to walk up for about 45 minutes. You can go with a car, road takes about 10 minutes. Opening hours vary a lot, so check before you go, if you want to enter. Which I wouldn't really recommend because inside there's not much to see. The walls of the cave and the place where they do the excavations. There are 4 or 5 boards with basic info on the cave and its residents. You can see most of the cave if you peek in from the entrance.
Written July 26, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kevin H
Cardiff, UK37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
It is a good climb up to the cave, you are two minutes away at the top of the zig zag. There is bench and take your time to look out over the inlet and harbour. It is well worth the pause. In October it is open 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. I arrived two hours early so was only able to study the cave from the outside. It looked good.
Written November 4, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

escapingmummy
Bristol, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Lovely walk (up hill) to the cave, gives wonderful views of the town and beyond. The cave is fascinating. Incredible to stand in a place that has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. Worth visiting.
Written August 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 63
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Vela Spila - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Vela Luka
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars