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Vis

  | Croatia
The island less traveled. At one time it was off-limits even to mainlanders. But the tiny Croatian island of Vis is an enchanting place that will have you eager to return.

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Vis Sights

Getting to Vis used to require being born there or drafted by the Yugoslav army. Now all you need to do is take a ferry to the furthest populated island off the Adriatic coast. Due to its strategic position, Vis has always been coveted by Europe's naval powers. Under Tito it became a military stronghold. The leftovers of this period are a major attraction. With its rugged Adriatic coastline and nearby small islands there's plenty of natural beauty to explore. The sights include the famous the Blue Cave on Bisevo island and the Green Cave. Plus there are some stunning beaches and hidden coves. Accommodation on Vis is nice too, from apartments with all the amenities to villas and beach hotels.

Vis Tourism

Vineyards, olive groves and green vegetation cover the sparsely populated interior of Vis. The locals are friendly and the scenery is beautiful. Wine lovers praise Vis for the wine made from its native Vugava white grape. Unlike most other parts of Croatia, Vis had a late start in tourism and this has turned out to be quite a blessing. It is not the easiest island to access. But the laid-back atmosphere, excellent seafood and local cuisine, quaint classic port towns and beautiful natural surroundings exemplify Croatia's slogan of being "the Mediterranean as it once was." A visit to Vis will be a highlight of your vacation in Croatia. It's like heaven on the Dalmatian coast. This is the perfect place to stop and relax, before or after visiting cities like Hvar, Split and Zadar.

"It was an excellent trip overall and having the accommodations booked, transfers arranged and the use of the phones and a person to contact at any time, was great. It took away the worry of travelling in a strange country where English was not the first language."

Nirmala, Narenda, Nikhil & Elena

Nirmala, Narenda, Nikhil & Elena

Toronto, Canada

"We were so impressed with JayWay and everyone we worked with from the beginning planning stages to through the trip. The communication, responsiveness and professionalism of everyone at JayWay was excellent. The hotel choices were great, always well located, the touring suggestions very helpful, overall a wonderful experience."

Nikolai, Susan, Fedor, Alex

Nikolai, Susan, Fedor, Alex

Newtown, PA

Where to stay in Vis

There are two towns on Vis island, Vis town is the larger of the two and is where the ferries dock. The other town, the fishing village Komiza, is on the far side of the island. The accommodation options are better in Vis town so we have focused on this location. Komiza is easily visited by car, scooter or a bus service that is timed to coincide with the ferries. Most accommodation in Vis is in private rooms and villas, the island's late start in tourism means that there are not many hotels to be found, and only one that meets our exacting standards. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Vis

For such a small island there's plenty to see and do. Off-road tours, boat trips and active pursuits can all be arranged. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.


Charlie
Marketing Manager

What I love about Vis...

“I've been to a lot of Croatia's islands but Vis is easily tops for me. Being further out than the others, combined with its history as a military island has kept it untouched by mass tourism. There are hardly any hotels and the pace of life is as slow as you could want. The locally grown food and wine is fantastic and the people very friendly and laid back. Oh and our guide on Vis, Medo, is so much fun.”

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