Almost every home in the Dubrovnik region has a nativity scene near their Christmas tree this festive season and in Vela Luka on the island of Korcula yesterday there was a truly unique live nativity scene.
At this prehistoric archaeological site above Vela Luka some thirty actors along with animals and numerous props recreated the nativity scene in spectacular fashion. With authentic costumes and sitting around a fire the huge cave had a mystical and magical feeling. Guests made their way to the cave above Vela Luka at 130 metres above sea-level at 3.00pm and were greeted by the church choir from Smokvica as well as the vocal group of Smokvica when they arrived at the nativity scene.
The oval shape of the prehistoric hall and cave has particularly influenced the authentic ambience of the living crib. It is the largest cave facility in this part of the world that is easily accessible, open to the south, dry enough, full of light and airy.