Vis is like Capri before the tourists - remote & quaint & beautiful
Vis harbor is a must for any sailing itinerary. Alive with yachts from around the world from May through October, the picturesque harborside cafes, shops and picturesque restaurants in Kut (a 10 minute walk along the harbor) make Vis one of the most sought after sailing destinations.
A whole new world unfolds when exploring Vis by sea. Breathtaking cliffs, private beaches and cave diving await the wanderer.
|Distance from mainland:||90 minutes by catamaran, 2 1/2 hours by car ferry|
|Most renown for:||Cuisine, wines, nearby Blue Cave on Bisevo island|
|Historical Sites:||Vis town, Tito’s caves, 16th century churches and villas|
|Hot Spots:||Vis harbor, Kut restaurants, Amenica beach on the east end of Komiza|
|Wine areas/wineries:||Podspilje, Komiza, Milna, Vis Town|
|Ferry/catamaran ports:||Vis Town – ferries run twice daily|
|Marinas:||Well provisioned ACI marina with town piers in Vis town (50 moorings) and Kut Bay (40 moorings) with power, water and facilities. Arrive early in high season because moorings fill early. Komiza harbor (on the west side of the island) has 30 mooring places on the town quay and Petrol station.|
Vis is also known for a selection of indigenous varietals. For white wine drinkers, try Vugava (akin to Viognier), an unusual, full bodied wine great on its own in the evening or with your local lobster feast. Try Visko Crno red wine to compliment a meal of local lamb or octopus prepared in the peka oven.
Visit Kut, VIS town, Komiza, Rukavac and small villages with traditions dating back to medieval times. Explore Green Cave, Azure Cave on nearby Bisevo island, rugged Stiniva Beach, Srebrna Bay (Silver Bay) and the sandy beaches of Milna, Zaglav, and Stoncica.
The mountain scenery, many donkey trails and historical buildings around the island make Vis a favorite for hiking and biking.
The Summer Festival on Vis – from July to the first weeks of September – is something special – local talent brings jazz and classical music, local theatre and traditional culture to the warm summer evenings.