Vis

Vis is the most outerly lying larger Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, and is part of the Central Dalmatian group of islands, with an area of 90.30 km2. The channel of Hvar separates it from the island of Hvar, and the Biševo channel from the island of Biševo. It is approximately 60 miles away from the Italian coast. The locals are into agriculture, fishing and tourism. The coasts of the island are sloped and separated. To the west of the island is the Komiza bay and to the north is the Vis harbor.

The island has three mountains stretching across it, and between these mountains are karstic fields.

Limestone crests hils are covered with macchia and fertile valleys, covered with red soils and interspersed with sand dunes, are cultivated with vines. The main settlements on the island are Vis and Komiza. Good quality accommodation in hotels or private apartments, unpolluted environment with the crystal clear sea and marine scenery as well as the local specialities - seafood from the cleanest part of the Adriatic, various sports and recreation opportunities, they all constitute the offer for your vaccation on Vis. Incredible history dating from Roman times can be found all arround the Vis island - roman city of Issa with square (agora - forum), the inscription by the hero Calius from the 4th century BC (the oldest verse found in Croatia), a bronze head of Aphrodite, fortreses, Franciscan monastery etc. make this place worth visiting. Fantastic nature with numerous bays and beaches that offers the peace and tranquility joined with traditional small home restaurants where you can eat in the surrounding of the home environment and try some local delicacies like lamb, weel or octopusy in the pot, fresh fish, sheep and goat cheese, local wine and herbal spirits etc. will make your hollidays on Vis memorable.

Vis is was strategically significant in the Adriatic and was fought over in many naval battles. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Venetians, Austrians, French and British have all controlled Vis at different times. Major naval battles took place in 1811 when the British defeated the French and in 1866 when Austrian forces trounced Italy.

But this isolation, however difficult it was for the inhabitants of the island of Vis, placed Vis among the favorite destinations of the entire Mediterranean when Croatia  became independent. Beautiful beaches, preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique island.
Vis has always been an island of fishermen and winegrowers. Komiza on the island of Vis is considered the cradle of fishing in the Adriatic, and in times gone by, the Komiza fishermen where well known in all Mediterranean harbors as experts in their field. Today the Fishing Museum in Komiza shows the famous history of the Vis fishermen.