The Charming Island of Vis


Anyone who has visited Vis will tell you this is a very special island. It is unspoilt by commercialism, yet still has plenty to offer those who appreciate the charm of a true Adriatic island with a fascinating past. History lovers will be in their element, exploring old forts, watchtowers, and the remnants of Britain's naval adventures.

Hire cars and scooters are available in Vis Town, so it's easy to explore the island for yourself, having lunch at the pretty fishing village of Komiza on the other side, or at one of the simple farmsteads where they will serve you "prsut" (ham) and the famous "pag" cheese - both Dalmatian delicacies. There are plenty of beaches and coves and they are never too crowded. Vis has a mixture of pebble and sand beaches, and some have their own simple cafe offering lunch.

There are wonderful walks in the countryside, or along the hills above Kut or Vis Town. You can hire bicycles, too, which is a fun way to see a bit more.

Divers have an amazing number of wrecks to explore, including Greek and Roman remains.

You can take a boat trip to the Blue Caves which glow with an eerie underground light. Further up the coast you can sail inside the Green Caves, and then have lunch at a quaint country restaurant on a tiny island nearby. There are several small water taxis for hire in Vis Town and some of the coastal villages.

Inland the countryside is like Tuscany, with rolling green hills and flat plains of vineyards. You can explore the inland caves at the centre of the island where Tito is reputed to have hidden himself from the Germans. You can climb Mount Hum, the highest hill on the island. Or you can try out the islands' wines at the commune's central winery...or at one of the many island wine outlets.