Island Vis: the best attractions. Vis and Komiža towns
Croatian resorts can be listed endlessly: their diversity affects – both in terms of location, and in terms of specific features. More than a thousand islands – this is not a joke to you, especially since most of them are uninhabited and will perfectly suit connoisseurs of sailing holidays. The rest have beautiful infrastructure, thoughtful and unobtrusive, and that is the reason why in this country the sea vacations attracts so many tourists. Beautiful hotels, a variety of entertainment, amazing scenery and a very special atmosphere. If you are still wondering which part of Croatia is best to visit, pay attention to the island of Vis: it is located in the southern part of this fabulous country.
Island Vis: what’s worth seeing
The history of the island of Vis, like many other Croatian islands, is very ancient and dates back to the period of Antiquity. Initially, the island was founded by Greeks, then Romans took over, then Venetians and Austrians, and nowadays, it pleases tourists as being part of the hospitable Croatian Republic. The island has a well-developed tourist infrastructure, and residents are engaged in fishing and viticulture. Along the coast, you can easily find small attractive shops, best restaurants in the country, cozy cafes and coffee shops.
On the neighboring small island of Bishevo, the famous Blue Cave is located: thanks to the special refraction of light in the cave, it seems that everything is illuminated by a piercing blue light: this unique natural phenomenon has practically no analogues in the world.
Vis town: what to see
The town of Vis is the largest town of the same name of the island of Vis. There are only about two thousand people living there, and it is located on the north-eastern coast – deep into the bay of St. George. Here you can see the Franciscan monastery of the sixteenth century, majestic stone fortifications, the ruins of the Greek settlement of Issa, as well as the historical museum. Walks around the old town will also suit you. We would also reccomend to rent a bicycle or a scooter and have a ride around the island.
Komiža town: what to see
The town of Komiza is the second largest town of the island of Vis. Here you can have a secluded, relaxing holiday, find peaceful seascapes and cozy beaches. In the city of Komiža is worth visiting the fishing museum, the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Venetian tower, remaining from the old Venetian fortress. However, it is not only sights that is interesting here: diving is well developed, there is the possibility to fly on a paraglider, drive offroad, and also sail to islands nearby. In general, for fans of a quiet rest, this is a great option.
Vis island: sailing
The island of Vis is incredibly attractive both for beginners and for experience sailors. There are comfortable, equipped marinas and many mooring buoys. To island Vis you can sail from Split, or include into both: south and north sailing routes. The island is worth visiting at least once in order to fall in love with it forever.