The island of Vis was closed for tourists until 1990 as it was used as an army base in former Yugoslavia and therefore it has kept the charm of Mediterranean as it once was.
In the past, island was a site of many historical war battles and numerous ships were sunk in the area. Even to this day, divers and archaeologist continues to discover new locations, Greek and Roman amphorae and other treasures.
Regardless if you are certified scuba diver or if you’ve never tried it, if you are interested in that, we recommend you to visit one of local dive shops and try one of the organized dives in the area.
In the town of Vis you can visit the Church or Our Lady and the Archaeological museum (approx. 5 minutes walking distance east from the ferry dock). The museum is open only Jun-Sept, 9-13h and 17-21h, every day except Sundays and national holidays. The museum collection holds many valuable exhibits, both land and marine, as well as many exhibits depicting lifestyle (housing, work, jewellery…) dating back as far as to Hellenistic times. It is worth the visit.
500 meters from the Town museum is suburb of Kut with renaissance summer houses built by the local nobles.
15 minute walk further from here takes you to small wooded peninsula with tiny walled garden known as British Cemetery. Close to Cemetery is one of the prettiest beaches in town.
Walk west from ferry dock takes you to Ancient Greek Cemetery, then another 200 meters to Roman baths and Franciscan Monastery. Another 20 minute walk pass by hotel Issa, takes you to George the Third Fortress built in 1813 by British to protect the harbour of Vis (today it is a night club).
If you have the time, you can take a local bus or a taxi to the lovely town of Komiža on the other side of the island.
THE BLUE CAVE is a beautiful natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo, just in front of the town of Komiža. The light goes through the cave and reflects on the water in such way it paints everything in a wonderful blue tone. The cave is tiny so you can only enter with a small boat and is available for visit only if the weather and water level are suitable.
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