Biševo, mysterious island cave

BIŠEVO, 42 ° 58 'N and 16 ° 00' E; islet 4.8 NM away from Komiža on the island of Vis, the surface of 5.84 km2. The small island is hilly, composed mainly of limestone, it is the highest peak Stražbenica or Vela Gora (240 m altitude). You should see her in the days when it pulled the heavy, thick cloud, which is a sure sign that kišonosno the south. In the middle of the island is a small field with vines and olive trees. At 14.9 km long and steep coast has many caves, the largest being Medvidina and the Blue Cave.

Medvidina consists of a spacious exterior and interior of the narrower and darker part of the underwater opening up of the shore where he lived a kind of seal under which it was named. The people called him medvid Marine or Marine covik, while his Latin name Monachus monachus, in translation - the monk. In this 70 meters long and 4 meters wide cave lived, gave up, and perhaps dying, these beautiful marine mammals, sirens island Biševo. Last seen somewhere in the 60-ies of the last century. They went into one another, calmer sea.

Blue Cave, located in a small cove Balun. Year 1884. Baron Eugen von Ransonet described it, and painted. On his motion the opening of the cave has been expanded, thus making it accessible worldwide. Discovered the beauty of the caves, painted silver, blue, since then constantly attracts a lively and curious tourists river, and the nomads of the new era. The cave has two openings, one small, one artificially deepened, through which it can take a boat. The second is like opening the vault and much wider on the south side of the cave, below sea level. Through the underwater opening penetrating through the cave sunlight, which, passing through the water, first break, and then from the bottom of the cave refuses .... But what duljiti with descriptions - this beauty to be experienced.

Although Bisevo famous because of these caves, we can not not to mention the vineyards (with time, unfortunately, fewer), where the grape run a very high quality wine Biševski plavac . And it was there once and opolo Vugava. There were people ... and much more today, and they lived in eight villages biševskih: Mezoporat, Vela Gora, Potok, Poje, Nevaja, Porat, Salbunara Upper, Lower Salbunara. She was a school, and students were ... Now it alone, quiet, and only in fragments of memories still hears the voice of the teacher and the murmur of children, as a distant echo through the corridors of time. Church St. Sylvester the witness room of the Benedictines on this island, making another point of the world at arm's length of the cross, which is formed, together with the churches of Dubrovnik: St. Blaze, vol. Michael, St.. Spirit, and St.. Nikola (Muster) in the middle - in the heart.