Island Vis is a small Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis had a population of 3,617 in 2011. Island Vis has an area of 90.26 square kilometers (34.85 square miles). The highest point of the Vis island Croatia is Hum which is 587 meters (1,926 feet) above the sea. The Vis island’s two largest settlements are the town of Vis on the eastern side of the island (the settlement after which the island was originally named), and Komiža (Komiza), on its western coast.
Once known for its fishing industry in the late 19th and early 20th century, the main present-day industries on the island are agriculture and tourism. Vis town and Komiža (Komiza) are also seats of separate administrative municipalities which cover the entire island and nearby islets, which are both part of Split-Dalmatia County.
The Vis island can be reached by the Jadrolinija ferry from Split. The crossing takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes and costs about 45 kn. You’ll arrive at the port of Vis on the eastern side of the island.
The island has number plenty of excelent beaches. These are rocky or pebble beaches, not with sand. Most of them are quiet and peaceful even at the peak of the tourist season. In general, the seafront is not very developed and looks quite natural.
The town of Vis has a substantial beach of its own and also three optional beaches, which are out of the way and require some clambering up and down rocky hillsides.
One of the most extraordinary and stunning inlets of the entire Adriatic is Stiniva Bay on the island’s southern shore. The beach is not directly accessible by car, and you have to walk a difficult and steep path for about 30 minutes.
Nice beaches are also within easy walking distance of the town Komiža, most notably Kamenica Beach on the bay just to the south. A few meters away is the Acquarius bar that serves beverages during the daytime.
The cave is described by Ransonet, and is located in the Balun bay on the eastern side of the island of Biševo (Bisevo). It has been available to the public since 1884, when the external entrance has been broken through, through which a small boat on the rocks enters the cave. For a calm sea and sunny days, the reflections of the sun rays pass through the underwater entrance into the cave and create a fascinating blue reflection, while the immersed objects on the surface of the sea take on a silvery glow.