My favourite bits of Vis island definitely have to include the three most amazing beaches; Stiniva, Stoncica and Srebrna.
Stiniva (pictured above) is the most famous of Vis’s beaches, largely helped by the award it won in 2016 for Europe’s Best Beach. It’s beautifully picturesque and worth the challenge of reaching it; you can either climb the steep path downwards from in land or take the more popular option of access by boat. The little cove is guarded by two protruding cliffs which have a gap of just a couple of metres between them. The protective cliffs mean that the water behind them is very calm and still, and there is little wind on the beach.
Stoncica is one of Croatia’s few sandy beaches. Again, it is very sheltered. The water here is shallow so ideal for young families. Grab a delicious local lunch at Konoba Stoncica, where they grow their own vegetables behind the restaurant and serve lamb reared on the island.
Srebrna is another popular beach. Lie on the large, flat stones to catch some rays, or relax in the shade of aromatic pine trees.
I’d also recommend trying Viška Pogača – a delicious sort of baked bread pie unique to the island of Vis. It’s flat, similar to focaccia but contains a layer of filling. Traditionally fillings are anchovies, herbs, onions and sometimes tomatoes. It’s ideally washed down with Vugava wine – a grape variety almost exclusively grown on Vis. Vugava is one of the oldest grape varieties, introduced by Ancient Greek colonists.
Lucy Matic Bozic is Unforgettable Croatia’s Business Development Manager. She works in our office in Split, where she is from and where she lives with her husband and their young family.