Vis Travel Guide

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Vis Highlights

  • Pro
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     The catamaran back to Split 

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     Not for those who get bored easily... 

  • In a nutshell
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     Crystal-clear water, great beaches and beautiful villages 

Vis Things to Do

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  • A fleeting visit

    I really enjoyed Vis, but I don't have a comparison as that was the only island I went to. A lovely coastline, we hired bikes to get around (though it quickly gets very hilly so we hugged the coast-line), a German U-boat station, a British Napoleonic War base within beautiful woodland, a Roman ruin, mini supermarket to buy food, plenty of cafes and...

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  • Kamenica Beach

    Vis has many splendid beaches especially near Komiza. At the eastern part of Komiza there is a small bay with nice pebble beach named Kamenica. It's sheltered by trees which gives you the opportunity to hide from the strong sun. The beach has fresh water springs so it's really easy to quench your thirst. There is also a bar, Club Aquarius, offering...

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  • Kastel - Home to the Fishing Museum

    Some finely-sculped 16th and 17th century Venetian-style houses line the delightful fishing harbour of Komiza. At the southern end, surmounted by an elegant clock tower, stands the 16th century Venetian fortress or Kastel, now home to the Fishing Museum (Ribarski muzej). A wide collection of nets and knots and a replica of traditional, early 20th...

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  • Komiza - A Pretty Fishing Village

    Komiza is the island's main fishing port, a compact and intimate town with palm-fringed seafront on one side and a ring of mountains (with Mount Hum at 587 m Vis' highest point) on the other. Is the picturesque Mediterranean town with narrow streets, attractive stone houses squeezed together along the harbour, nice churches and numerous pretty...

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  • Vis Town

    The oldest settlement on the island is Vis town. It's positioned in a wide bay, Uvala Svetog Jurja (Bay of Saint George) on the northe-east side of the island facing island Hvar and Dalmatian land. The port is protected of open sea influence by peninsula Prirovo. Ancient Vis town was created by merging two smaller settlements: Luka in the west,...

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  • St. Nicholas Church - Muster

    There are some nice churches on the island but the most spectacular (also for its location!) is certainly St. Nicholas Church, so-called Muster (from "monastery"). In the 13th century Benedictines from the neighbouring islet of Bisevo moved to their new monastery, founded on a hill above Komiza. Today's monastery and the church date from the 17th...

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Vis Restaurants

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  • Lobster Is The King

    I heard so many appraisals about this restaurant. We had our dinner in another place, but somehow we got hungry when we returned to Komiza late in the evening, so inspired by those stories and a few promiles of intoxicating substance in our bloodstream, we decided to visit Jastozera.Special charming interior, inside old storage for lobsters. You...

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  • The King Is Dead - Long Live The Cook!

    We decided to try the simple pure dish, full taste of grilled lobster.It was served with four sauces, I was a bit skeptic about pink mayo-looking something, but all were really tasty. The lobster was cut into two halves and grilled first on the shell-side, probably with a few drops of lemon and olive oil, then turned and grilled a minute or two on...

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  • Don't miss the amazing food at Darko's

    If you're staying on Vis Island, hire a scooter and go and visit Darko's in Zena Glava. The welcome you will receive is really warm and its a unique experience. Darko's food is 100% organic, there is no menu as Darko likes you to taste his food and because its organic can serve you what he has available .We ate his goats cheese, olives and hand...

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  • Hospitality with a Warm Smile

    In the last few years, due to the increased interest of tourists, development of agro-tourism visibly flourishes. You can find these organic smallholdings and restaurants in the villages all over the island. Just drive around and you'll most probably come across one, or even better, ask local people, they will know it for sure. The owners of the...

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  • thoughtful quality and preparation

    The electricity on the island had gone out due to thunderstorms - the restaurant was candel lit. Light blue walls, dark blue table cloths and dark woods gave the restaurant a simple elegance. Started with freshly prepared octopus salad, followed with black risotto, then mussels. For dessert, flan. Each dish reflected an assured hand in the kitchen....

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  • dine under royal palm trees

    HAd hoped to have lunch here but they only serve dinner. A Scottish couple I had met hiking had eaten here the night before and found the setting magical.

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Vis Nightlife

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  • Party under the Stars

    Club Aquarius is located on Kamenica beach, on the eastern part of Komiza. It's a pleasant chill out day bar, offering cold and hot drinks, grilled fish and meat, authentic island cocktails, ice cream, beach chairs and umbrellas, which later becomes night club. They have DJs playing different kind of music every night, from funky, dance, house and...

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  • Enjoy the local wine

    Visit one of the many Konobas or wine cellars to taste the lovely wine of the island. Konoba Stoncica is my favorite, facing the habour in a beautiful garden. It is one of many wonderful cellars you can choose.

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Vis Transportation

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    by mircaskirca Updated Jul 11, 2007

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    Vis is not the easiest destination to get to but the best places never are. There are a variety of options to arrive to the island. The most usual is to fly to Split. Several air companies (Ryanair, Easy Jat, Sky Europe, Wizzair, British Airways, Croatia Airlines) have flights to Split. It's advisable to research all of them before booking.

    Another possibility to get to Split is by bus from all major croatian cities (Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Dubrovnik...). I went from Ljubljana to Split by car. The distance is about 470 km and since there is a highway to Split, it only took 5 hours.

    From Split to Vis island you take a ferry of Jadrolinija, Croatia's largest liner shipping company. It leaves several times daily and the shipping takes 2,5 hours. You better check their website for timetable and the prices as they may vary regarding the season.

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  • You Just Can't Resist Them!

    For those searching for a culinary delight, Vis island is undoubtedly a perfect place. The island is known for variety of delicious local products. You can get them in some little shops and wine cellars in Komiza and Vis town. Even better, drive to the interior of the island to one of those little villages, as Velo Selo, Podspilje, Podhumlje,...

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  • Local wines and spirits

    The island was a very important producer of superb wines greatly appreciated by ancient Greek and Roman elite. Today, about 20% of island’s land is covered with vineyards, and some still produce unique Plavac Mali and Bugava. These are dark ruby wines, velvety and strong, full of sunshine’s warmth. Some vineyards are producing Prosek (sherry) by...

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  • Wide Selection of Fish

    Because of its distance from the mainland, the waters surrounding Vis island are rich in fish, especially blue fish (sardine, mackerel and anchovy). Komiza bay is well-known for its wide selection of fish: the waters surrounding the island Jabuka are famous as one of the richest condensation of tuna in the area, and all the islands of the Vis...

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  • Wine-growing

    The sandy island soil is perfect for wine-groing and nearly 20% of cultivable land is covered with vineyards. Some of the best wines in Dalmatia are produced on Vis. Autochthonous vine species are Plavac Mali, Kurteloska and Vugava.The queen of wines Vugava (or Bugava as called by local population) is made from the grape sort of the same name which...

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  • The Island of Lemon Trees

    Lemon is certainly the most typical fruit of Vis island. You see orchards almost everywhere and there are at least a couple of lemon trees in front of every house. The first thing that the friendly owners offered to me on arrival to the apartmant, was a basket of lemons from the garden. People on the island drink a lot of lemon juice, fresh or...

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Vis Warnings and Dangers

  • stay on the footpaths

    A couple years ago I read about a hiker who left a footpath and stepped on a World War 2 land mine. While most of the footpaths are well defined by a path of rocks - there were a couple times when the footpath I was hiking disappeared - very nerve wracking to say the least. Stick to well defined paths.

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  • Scooter Fools!

    Thinking of renting a scooter? Think twice and go slow. First off, only one place rents them in Vis and they are tired scooters. The brakes suck and the tires are well worn. So, still want to get around the island on your own schedule and hit the beach or wander some tiny village, okay but remember to take it slow, the road into Komiza from the...

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Vis Tourist Traps

  • croatian rip-off

    I used to go to the croatian islands over the past years & was very disappointed at how"artificial" the island has become. In search of tourist euros it has acquired an "disney world affect". It is very over priced; A dalmatian would never pay the prices they ask of foreigners. It has a short 'tourist season" so it prices everything to the maximum...

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  • Villa Kaliopa Restaurant...a great...

    Villa Kaliopa, just in front of my apartment in Kut bay, is described as the best restaurant in Vis and maybe it could be so for the elegance of the place, that is a Villa with a wondeful garden with palms and statues, but certainly not for the food and for the price.There is no choice and the fish is very expensive and the Chef tends to choose for...

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Vis Off The Beaten Path

  • Okljucna - An Abandoned Cove

    Okljucna cove is an abandoned fishing cove that belongs to the pretty, same named but also nearly abandoned hamlet, on a slope above the cove. It is situated on the norther side of the island and quite difficult of access. Going from Vis town toward Komiza you turn right after a couple of kilometres (and coming from Komiza you turn left a little...

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  • The Blue Cave (Modra Spilja)

    Bisevo Island has several caves but is famous for the Blue Cave (Modra Spilja) in a small cove Balun, which is a rare natural phenomenon. It's known by the local fishermen since ancient times and discovered for the world by Baron Eugen Rausoonet in 1884. It resembles the cave on island Capri in Italy, but is much more attractive and luxuriant!The...

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  • A Pleasant Excursion to Bisevo Island

    This small island (6 km2) lies about 5 nautical miles southwest of Komiza. The island is hilly and built mostly of limestone. Its highest peak is Strazbenica (239m). In the middle of the island is a small field with vineyards and olive groves. The coast is characterized by a number of caves, the largest of them being Medvidina and Modra Spilja (the...

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  • Nika Adventure Tours

    An excursion to Bisevo island and visiting of the famous Blue Cave is certainly "a must thing to do" while you are on Vis. So one evening I went to the main travel agency as I wanted to book for the next morning. To my great disappointment, they told me everything was booked already. I did not expect this could happend off-season. By accident I...

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  • Klapa Music

    One of the real delights of Croatia's Dalmatian coast is its Klapa music. The world klapa translates as "a group of people" and traces its roots to choral singing. Klapa is a cappella music, occasionaly it is possible to add a gentle guitar and mandolin (instrument similar to tamburitza). It is usually composed of up to a dozen male singers and in...

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  • Vis a Vis & Merged

    Town Vis consists of two settlements - village Luka (port) and village Kut (corner), located arround the large bay. The ancient Issa was located near Luka, on the hillside towards monastery and the church of St. Jurij on Pirovo peninsula. A lovely walk from one end to another is full of small interesting sights, don't forget to wander away into...

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