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Island of Vis

The island of Vis is situated in a prime and enviable spot in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. It is the island that is furthest away from the Croatian mainland coastline. Vis is also nestled behind the islands of Hvar, Brač and Solta making it accessible to visitors seeking out a piece of paradise. During WWII, Vis was used as the HQ of the Yugoslav military and naval forces. This ensured that the island was strictly out of limits to the public until 1989. As tourism began to develop in Croatia, Vis managed to retain its unique air of tranquility and mystery.

Vis boasts an unspoiled nature and quaint, old Mediterranean charm. It has history, heritage, culture, and many beautiful beaches and secluded coves. Much of the architecture found in Vis Town dates back to the days of Venetian rule. The narrow streets are lined with ramshackle houses built from the distinctive white limestone that is quarried on Brač Island. Providing contrast is the charming fishing town of Komiža. Its horseshoe-shaped cove of Stiniva beach is considered to be one of the best beaches in Europe. The natural phenomenon of the famous Blue Cave is also easily accessible from Vis. Take a boat ride to the neighbouring island of Biševo to enjoy the daily spectacular lightshow display that is hidden inside the cave.

Part of Vis Island’s appeal is the fact that it attracts fewer tourists than many of the islands that are located closer to the mainland. Visitors have to make a little more effort to enjoy the island’s stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere. Having recently featured as a location double for a Greek island, in the hit movie Mamma Mia 2, is likely to entice larger numbers of visitors to Croatia to discover Vis’s beauty for themselves.

Vis At A Glance

How to get there: Ferry, catamaran or private boat – all available to book through our travel experts

Population of Vis:

What to See in Vis:
As the most traditional island, Vis is rustic and uspoilt, but holds several interesting military sights like submarine tunnels and Tito’s bunker.

Towns or islands to visit on Vis:  Vis Town, Komiza, Milna, Stivina

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Cruises to Vis

  • 7 Night Signature Dubrovnik to Split Cruise

    Discover the breathtaking Dalmatian coast on board a beautiful Adults Only vessel with private balconies.
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,495
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 Night Signature Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

    Set sail from Split to Dubrovnik on a Adults Only cruise aboard a new vessel with private balconies
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,495
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 Night Croatia Game of Thrones Cruise

    A unique hand-crafted ‘Game of Thrones’ cruise, visiting the filming locations of this magical...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,495
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 Night Deluxe Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

    Deluxe cruise from Split to Dubrovnik enjoying overnight stops at Trogir, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Slano
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,295
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 Night Deluxe Dubrovnik to Split Cruise

    Discover the breathtaking Dalmatian coast from the UNESCO listed walled city of Dubrovnik to magnificent...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,295
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch

Twin & Multi-Centre Holidays in Vis

  • Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik Multi Centre Holiday

    Enjoy 2 nights in Split, 3 nights in Hvar, 2 nights in peaceful Korcula, & 3 nights in fascinating...
    • 7, 10, 14 nights
    • Price From: £1,195
    • Board: B&B

Things to do in Vis

  • St. Jerome's Monastery

    Discover The Heritage And History Of Vis

    On a tour of the Old Town, stroll along the medieval cobblestone streets and discover the rich history and heritage of the peaceful island of Vis. Explore the remains of the ancient Greek colony of Issa, the Roman thermae, and the Levaman Fortress, which boasts an archaeological museum featuring many 4th century BC exhibits. You can also venture to the tiny peninsula where the Church of St Jerome’s Church and its monastery can be found.

  • Blue Cave, near Vis, Croatia

    Enjoy An Adventure In Komiza

    Positioned directly in the shadow of the 600m high Hum Mountain, Komiza invites you to enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing adventure. A cluster of charming 17th and 18th stone houses encircle the picturesque port and bay of the quaint fishing town. This is also where much of 2018’s Mamma Mia 2 was filmed. Dotted along the coastline are beautiful, pebbly beaches that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. To observe a natural phenomenon, hop on a boat to the neighbouring island of Bisevo, to discover the magical Blue Cave.

  • Stiniva Bay, Vis

    Escape To Stiniva Cove

    It wasn’t too long ago that Stiniva Cove was touted as being the ‘best beach in Europe’. As Vis is the furthermost island in the Croatian archipelago, the waves of the Adriatic Sea have created a unique rock formation, from the natural stone and volcanic ash. These oversize rocks form the entrance of the beautiful bay. To reach the sheltered pebble beach it’s necessary to hike downwards. It can also be directly accessed via boat.

Restaurants in Vis

  • Restaurant Pojoda, Vis

    Restaurant Pojoda

    Family-run Restaurant Pojoda is considered to be one of the best eateries on the island, and consistently features in Dalmatia’s list of Top 40 restaurants. Situated in a fragrant lemon and orange tree lined terrace, in Kut, the restaurant primarily serves fresh seafood dishes. Seating is provided banquet style. with long tables that invite diners to socialise and share large platters of delicious whole, grilled fish. You can also order the Catch of the Day.

Hotels in Vis