When to Go
My first visit to Vis Island was a revelation. The unspoiled beauty left me breathless. As an army base in former Yugoslavia, Vis Island never developed a tourist industry. When Vis finally opened for business in 1989, visitors were pleased to discover that its natural beauty remained intact. (See Vis Island on a map of Dalmatia)
The natural vegetation of Vis Island is lush--expect pine trees, carob trees and citrus orchards as well as exotic species such as palm trees, cacti and a particularly rare silver palm tree. Much of the island is devoted to vineyards that produce the famous white wine, "Vugava" and the red wine "Plavac".
What to See & Do on Vis Island
No nightlife, no package tourists,
no big hotels, no fuss, no hubbub; Vis Island is really "the
Mediterranean as it once was". Vis doesn't fit well as one
part of a Dalmatian Islands tour because the only car ferry to
the island operating year-round is from Split and it's a long ride.
Yet a certain kind of traveller would be happy staying in Vis and
skipping every place else. You can truly escape crowds here except
for the five weeks or so in the summer when the Italians stream
Getting to the island by boat is straightforward: take a ferry from Split! More.
Relaxed, informal and not too expensive, Vis Island accommodation is not for luxury-lovers. Read more.
Tourist Information in Vis
Vis Island News
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