Vis, island of secrets

Island of secrets Vis wins with its unspoiled nature all who come to it. With good reason by the International Union for Nature Conservation and WWF-listed among the 10 most recent "heavenly oasis" in the Mediterranean. Its area of about 90 km2, the interior is rich in greenery, vineyards and olive groves, a highly indented coastline of the bay and boasts a beautiful sunny, clear blue sea. The specific geographic position provided him an exceptional historical, economic and cultural role. Issa remains of the necropolis and Roman baths, Renaissance villas and villas, forts and towers, we reflect its rich history. The highest peak on the island is Mount Hum (587 m), where Tito's cave, a memorial in recent history, a spot with a panorama of the city Komiža magnificent fields, and surrounding islands. Vis is a known and nautical center in the Adriatic and its archipelago belong to many small islands, most notably the Blue and Biševo MEDVIDINA cave, Brusnik, St. Andrew, Jabuka, and Budihovac Ravnik with the Green Cave.. In short, an unforgettable piece of land in the middle of the Adriatic Sea waiting to be discovered, revealing its beauty, you will discover your own.


Vis is the most remote island in the larger group of mid-Dalmatian islands. It is located 45 km from the mainland, and from the island divided by 18 km wide Vis channel. Vis is connected by regular ferry lines from Split, Hvar (year round) and, in the summer Ancona. The climate is reflected in the hot and dry summers and mild rainy winters. Vis Island belongs to the Adriatic type of Mediterranean climate. The average summer temperature is a grade or two lower than the mainland, even in winter and two to three degrees higher, while the mean annual temperature is above 18oC. The mean temperature is about 17oC.


Population The largest settlement on the island of Vis is Vis on the east and Komiža to the west coast of the island.


Winegrowing sandy island soil best suits the wine which makes the Vis rank among the best vineyards in Dalmatia. As a result of the love of grapes is born Vugava - the queen of wines. It is made from the grapes that grow exclusively at the sites of the Vis vineyards. The products are famous as a dry wine and has a natural golden color. Her fragrance is unique, varietal, unmolested, deep and full. It is easily identified by the honey taste of the luxurious fullness. Plavac Mali is well known grape variety, high quality types of grapes and wines. It is best quality with a sand fields Biševo.


Fisheries other industries on the island is fishing which favors the rich underwater fauna. Historically, Komisa fishermen have for centuries dominated the sail-skim archipelago which resulted in the construction of the best fishing boat - falkusa somewhere in the 17 century was used until the 50-ies of the last century, and the last falkuša traditionally burned in Komiža in honor of the patron Saint of seafarers. Nicholas 1989th year. In Komiza 1890th The work began with the oldest fish processing factory. Although we can say that the fishing had a key role in the survival of the local population as well as today, in the last ten years of registered professional fishermen in Vis only 9, and around 50 Komiža.


Tourisam Island since the early 90s, after the release from isolation, and because of the extraordinary natural predisposition towards tourism. The highest number of sunny days of all the Croatian islands, beautiful beaches, unique blue cave on the nearby island Biševo the sea that is pleasant for swimming until the end of September, each year attracting more tourists.