Are you looking information about island of Vis? Then you are in the right place. In this blog post I will give you a lot of information, that you need if you visit the island of Vis. Let’s started!
The island of Vis is a small Croatian island and it is a pearl among in the Adriatic Sea. Do to its strategic position in the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Since the independence of Croatia, the island began opening to the other world and today is one of the most popular tourist destination in Croatia. The island of Vis has an area of 90 km2 and it is surrounded of smaller islands and islets: Ravnik, Budikovac, Bisevo, Svetac, Jabuka, Brusnik and Palagruza.
The island has three mountains, Hum has the highest altitude (585m), Sveti Duh (563m), and Mali Hum (514m).
How can you come to island of Vis?
Firstly, you have to reach the city of Split, you can arrive by plane, train, bus, car or bike – you decide.
Then you should use the ferry or catamaran.
For more information you can contact Krilo Jet directly:
MB Kapetan Luka TP
tel. +385 21 64 54 76
When you can stay and what you can do on the island of Vis?
Island of Vis is divided between two beautiful towns Vis (northeast) and Komiža (southwest).
Town of Vis is located in the north-eastern part in the island of Vis. and it is very protected bay from all sides. It is located 10km for the town of Vis.
On the Vis town you can rent an apartment and private house (about 1500 beds) or stay in hotel (400 beds). In the town are about 10 restaurants where you should taste the local specialities like domestic bread and many fish dishes, especially sardines from the grill. Here you have more information about the town of Vis – visinfo.org/town-vis.
Komiza town is located on the western side of island of Vis, in a deep bay. Near the town is a mountain Hum which is 600m above sea level. The lovers of active holiday can choose between sailing, kiting, surfing, diving, hiking and running in a nature. There are many locations in the depths of the sea with sunken planes and war ships.
Only 5 nautical miles from the Komiza town is located the island of Bisevo. It has only 20 permanent residents. On the Bisevo is one of the most popular natural attraction the Blue Cave (Morda Špilja) which is visited every year by thousands of tourists. The Blue Cave is a glowing blue ocean cave. The bright sun light up the water, and the glowing ocean illuminates walls a amazing blue, and creating glowing blue grotto. Here you have more information about town Komiza – visinfo.org/komiza.
Small towns and bays
The island of Vis has many beautiful bay and small villages. You can visit: Rukavac, Milna, Rogačić, Brgujac bay, Zaglav bay, Stoncnica bay etc.
Beaches on the island of Vis
On the island of Vis are many beautiful beaches.
Prirovo is the most popular beach in the Vis town. The beach is located on the peninsula Prirovo near the port of the town of Vis. Prirovo beach is a pebble beach which is 100 meters long, with a natural shade. Near the beach is a hotel Issa and several bars and restaurant. Even though the beach is located close to the town port, the sea is clear in clean because sea currents constantly bring fresh sea from the open sea.
Grandovec beach is located on the eastern side of the town Vis (close to the village of Kut), on a small peninsula named St. George. It takes 15 minutes of relaxing walk to get to the beach from the village Kut. Grandovec beach is 60 meters long pebble beach with crystal clear sea and lots of natural shade of pine trees. On the beach is a small bar, where yo can to enjoy refreshing drinks in relaxing atmosphere.
Velu zolo beach
Velu zolo beach is an amazing pebble beach which is isolated and accessible only from the sea. Even in the high season, there are just a few people on the beach. Near the beach are steep cliffs that make this bay gorgeous. If you sailing around the island of Vis, it is definitely location which you must to see.
Vartalac beach is beautiful pebble beach which is located south of the Komiza town. It is a pet friendly beach that means it have officially designated beach where you can enjoy in a sea together with your pet.
Stoncnica beach is located on the eastern side of the island and it is one of the most popular beach on the island of Vis. The sea is a crystal clean and has a sany bottom. On the beach is a little restaurant and bar that serves traditional delicacies.
Near the Rukavac town is Srebrna beach and it is the most popular beach in the island of Vis. This amazing beach is named after the silver shine of its pebbles under the moonlight. It is a very common choose for family with children because on on the beach is a lot of pine trees that provide shade.
Milna beach is a sandy beach and is located at the end of the Milna bay, in the southeastern part of the island. Shallow water that reaches to the knees thirty meters from the beach, makes Milna one of the best beach on the island of Vis. Unfortunately on the beach is no natural shade, but you can rent umbrellas lounge chairs.
This beach is one of the most beautiful sand beach on the Adriatic coast with bright and glistening sand. It is located on the south side of the island and it is very protected from northern winds. You can access it 1o minutes walking from the beach Milna or in a small boat. It is the best choice if you want enjoy to the peace and crystal clean water.
Stiniva bay is a small pebble beach, located on the western part from Mala Travna. It is closed with two high rocky cliffs which are just four meters from each other. From the land side it can be reached by a steep goat’s path which is not suitable for small children. Because is the beach from all sides surrounded by high cliffs, Stiniva beach is always al least one half in the shade.
Mala Travna beach
Mala Travna bay is located in a beautiful little bay on the southern part of the island and it is a pebble beach. The water is crystal clear and is always a few degrees cooler than at the nearby Srebrena or Stiniva. The reason for this is the fresh water springs in the bay and always present western current.