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The Island of Vis is the southernmost and farthest bigger island in
the group of Middle-Dalmatian islands. It is 45 km distant from the continent. The area
of the island itself occupies 90,3 square km while the area of the complete Vis
archipelago (including the islands of Palagruža, Biševo, Sv. Andrija (St. Andrew),
Budikovac, Jabuka, Brusnik and others) about 103 square kilometres. The length of the
coastline of the island of Vis is 77 km.
Limestone hills covered with macchia and fertile valleys, covered with red soil and
interspersed with sand dunes, are cultivated with vines and olives.
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.
The island of Vis, one of the first centres of civilization in this part of the
Mediterranean, is also rich in ancient sites and ruins originating from the
Illyrians, Greeks and Romans, the predecessors of the Croats who began colonizing
the island in the 8th century AD.
Vis 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
During the Second Wolrd War the island was under the control of Tito's partisans
and there was the British Military Mission Headquarters. After the war Vis became
a military base to which access was strictly controlled and it was only in summer
1998 that the island opened to foreign visitors.
This fact left the island unspoilt and the local population able to carry on their
traditional way of life - fishing and farming.
Preserved nature is today the highest value and rarity of the Mediterranean tourism
and this is the strongest advantage of the island of Vis. The World organisation for
the environmental protection put island Vis on the list of 10 best preserved islands
on the Mediterranean.
The island of Vis as well as the whole Dalmatian coast belongs to the Mediterranean
type of climate with hot summers and mild winters.
A special attraction is the island of Bisevo with the unique phenomena on the Adriatic
Sea, the famous Blue Cave (Modra spilja), which is visited every year by thousands of
The Vis archipelago also includes the islands of Svetac (Sveti Andrija), Jabuka, Brusnik
Unlike other Croatian islands, the waters surrounding Vis Island were never over-fished
which left a teeming underwater life. Scuba divers now swarm through waters filled
with some of the Adriatic's most vivid fish swimming through coral and sea sponges.
Accompanied by professional diving instructors one can see sunken boats, dive among red
and yellow gorgoneia, get to know Blue and other caves, discover the secrets of ancient
With its unique historical, cultural, and natural heritage, stunning hidden beaches, bays
and islands, kind hosts and comfortable accommodation in private houses and apartments,
makes island of Vis the favorite tourist destination for those visitors who want to try
the unique and almost lost authentic Mediterranean environment and way of life.
Good quality accommodation in hotels or 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 of Vis, an island which emerged from a long period of isolation.