THE ISLAND OF VIS
Vis is one of the islands in Central Dalmatia with the surface of 90,3 km2 and highest peak Hum with 587 m. It is represented with the clear blue sea, numerous bays with sandy and pebble beaches, attractive must-see caves, historical monuments, local museums... Well-preserved natural beauties thought the years make one of the greatest values of Vis as a tourist destination with a mild Mediterranean climate (average temperature is 9° C in January and 24° C in July).
There are two smaller towns on the island – Vis and Komiza and the numerous villages, amongst them more known are Milna, Rukavac, Podselje, Podspilje, Marine Zemlje, Podhumlje, Plisko polje... Town Vis is situated in wind – protected larger bay on the northeast side of the island, it is looking towards island Hvar and the mainland that is on about 30 nautical miles of distance. Vis harbour is of great importance to the whole island as it has daily ferry and catamaran lines connecting it to towns Split and Hvar. To reach Vis from Split with a ferry you need about 2:15 hours and with a catamaran about 1:15 hour. Once a week Vis is also connected with town Hvar and during high season, you can also take a ferry directly from Ancona in Italy to Vis with ferries Blueline. More about all the ferry and catamaran connections with Vis, please check www.jadrolinija.hr and www.blueline-ferries.com
Fishermen's town Komiza is located in big bay on the west side of the island and it is partly protected from the winds with island Bisevo on the west that is very well – known for its famous Blue Cave – one of the most beautiful attractions of nature on Croatian Adriatic. A part of Komiza municipality, except the town and smaller villages surrounding it, also make islets Svetac, Jabuka, Palagruza, Bisevo and Brusnik that are popular with guests that like taking daily excursions and enjoy sea activities. These excursions all start from town Komiza. Komiza is recognized for Muster – Church of St. Nikola that is situated on a small hill top on the edge of town and for Komuna – a rennesaince tower in the town's centre where you can find Fishermen's museum, famous “gajeta falkusa” - original fishermen's boat made in Komiza for centuries and „komiska pogaca“ – one of the island's specialties.
Both in Via and Komiza you can find a pharmacy, clinic, bank and post office, summer cinema while the only petrol station on the island is situated in town Vis. There is a standard local bus line that connects Vis and Komiza (at the time of arrival/departures of ferries and catamarans) and a local inner island bus line that connects smaller villages with Vis and Komiza on weekly basis.