The remote island of Vis is the farthest inhabited island from the Croatian mainland, sitting about midway between Italy and Croatia. Its inaccessibility makes it even more exotic – and, as it was closed off to the public for some 40 years while used as a military base, it’s also largely unspoiled by tourism development. While you might spot celebrities and yachters mingle around the marina, you can easily find your own slice of paradise here. Once you arrive to beautiful Vis, here are the top sights to put on your list.
Stiniva Bay is on the south side of the island, a stunning beach hidden behind towering cliffs, framed by water that ranges from deep sapphire to a brilliant emerald hue. One of the most beautiful in all of Croatia, this stretch of coast opens to the high sea, with erosion forming the magnificent landscape. The water is clean, shallow and so clear, it’s ideal for taking underwater photos, while the massive walls that surround the pebble beach invite you to toss down a beach towel and soak up the view that surrounds you.
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Vis has a rich wine-making history, a tradition that dates back for centuries. As far back as 300 BC a Greek writer wrote about the island’s famous plavac mali, the primary red wine grape grown in the Dalmatian coast region, noting that compared to all others it was the very best wine he’d ever tried. When visiting the wineries here you’ll be able to taste this savoury red along with others, like Vis’ honey-flavoured white called Vugava. Some of the most popular to visit are Pduje, PO Cobo, Podspilje and Lipanovic.