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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.

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Jaime & Sandra

New York

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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.


Antonia
Adriatic Destination Manager

What I love about Vis...

“I find Vis to be the most peaceful island in Croatia. It is definitely untouched and this is what distinguishes it from all other surrounding islands. The island has many hidden beaches so once there it is a great chance that you will find a beach just for yourself! Vis was once a military base and it has an interesting history which makes this place even more interesting. Once you go to Vis it is hard to resist not to come back again!”

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