The island of Vis has plenty to offer, especially if you’re searching for a beautiful natural environment that is relatively unspoiled, with fewer crowds and exceptional hospitality. There are also stunning beaches, ancient stone buildings and lush verdant scenery to admire.
As the furthest island in the Croatian archipelago, Vis lies hidden behind the islands of Hvar, Brač and Solta. For many years the island of Vis was used as a military and naval base, and was therefore closed to the public until 1989. The seclusion and lack of tourism has enabled the island to retain its natural beauty and charm. Most of the architecture dates back to the early days of Venetian rule. The famous white stone, from the nearby island of Brac, was used in the construction of the beautiful old stone buildings that still line the narrow streets and alleyways of Vis.
The Must-Visit Locations Of Vis
Situated in the protected bay of Viska Luka, on the northern tip of the island, is Vis Town. The ferries from the port of Split arrive at one end of the bay, whilst the other end offers stunning views and easy access to the quaint little village of Kut. The walk from the port to the village of Kut will take you just 20 minutes. Along the way you can stop off at the cafes and bars that are strategically positioned on the waterfront. Once you reach Kut, you’ll find a sailing boats and yachts nestled together in a pretty harbour. The vibe here is calmer and more off-the-beaten track. Order a coffee in a picturesque café at the end of the bay to take in Vis life like a local.
The fishing village of Komiza, on the western side of Vis Island, is the place to go if you love fresh seafood. The promenade is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants that serve traditional cuisine made from fresh produce. From Komiza you can take a boat to visit the famous Blue Cave on neighbouring Bisevo Island.