Hidden Gems

Explore the region’s most mysterious island with Croatia boat holidays

By Jenny Wilson
on  July 08, 2015

There is much to see and do along the Dalmatian Coast but one of the most unusual destinations to visit on Croatia boat holidays is the island of Vis. Not only is it further from the coast than many others but from 1950 until 1989 was largely cut off from the rest of the country due to its use as a Yugoslav military base. Consequently the island has a profoundly undiscovered air about it which is most appealing.
Exploring Croatian islands - sunset boat view
The tiny island has two main towns, Vis Town and Komiza. Vis Town offers the opportunity to explore a number of interesting ancient buildings, including remains of a Greek cemetery, English fortress and Roman baths, as well as an Archaeological Museum. The bay also has a number of coves perfect for swimming and quiet pebble beaches. Komiza is characterised by its fishing traditions, providing spectacular views and tranquil relaxation.

The island can easily be explored by hiring scooters and there are plenty of vineyards to stop off for a picnic in the shade. The nearby islet of Bisevo is also worth a look for its beautiful Blue Grotto. Look out for the stunning silver and pink rocks and watch how the midday sun travels through an opening in this cave to transform it into a spectacular azure scene.

Off the beaten track, but possessed of enormous charm, Vis is one destination you should definitely not miss.

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