Vis is a very picturesque town with attractive stone houses, Renaissance and Baroque palaces and several churches from 16th and 17th century.
The colony Issa was founded in the 4th century BC by the Greeks from Siracuse in Vis town. It was the most prominent Greek settlement on the Eastern Adriatic coast. The Greek town was built on terraces sloping gently to the sea front and fortified by defensive walls, which are partially preserved to the present day and so are the termae from 1st.century BC and the remains of the walls and mosaics discovered in archeological excavations.
VIS is a main town and port in the eastern part of the northern coast of the island of Vis. Main occupations are wine production, fishing, tourism and agriculture. The town of Vis is situated on the regional road with everyday ferry and catamaran (speedboat) connections to Split. The untouched nature with the crystal clear sea, the famous Blue Cave, Tito’s Cave and many other world known sites as well as the local specialities – seafood from the cleanest part of the Adriatic, various sports and recreation opportunities, they all constitute the offer of Vis, an island which emerged from a long period of isolation (tourists from abroad have been allowed to visit the island since 1989).
It includes a visit of the whole island, visiting the Blue Cave, famous Stiniva bay, Green Cave and other beaches of your choice.
Starting the tour from Vis town, we get on the road to Komiža town, a charming little fisherman’s town on the south side of Vis Island. After a pleasant drive and spectacular panoramic views, we arrive to Komiža. A short walk down the waterfront leads us to the main square with a beautiful Venetian style villa called Zonko’s Palace.
We continue exploring the town following its main street called Ribarska ulica, or in translation The Fisherman’s Street, and the narrow alleys that bring us to the Fisherman’s Museum, a fortress built in the 16th century.
We continue our way through the centuries old vineyards reaching the famous Tito’s Cave. Tito was a partisan leader in the Second World War. About 200 steps take us up to the first cave (used as a meeting point of Tito and his allies – British and Americans) and then another 100 take us to the second Cave where he used to work and sleep.
The tour continues to a small (organic) agricultural farm house in the village of Podšpilje for some local food and wine tasting. Continuing through the center of the island we come to the biggest valley, where there used to be a Royal British Airfield in Second World War (the pillars with red and white stripes that used to mark the runway can still be seen).
Arriving at the top of the hill called Križ / The Cross, the road takes us back to Vis town, offering picturesque panoramic views on the whole bay of Vis.
On a delightful boat trip from the town of Vis or Komiža we arrive to the island of Biševo, one of many islands in the archipelago surrounding Vis. The attraction of Bisevo is the famous Blue Cave, a unique world known natural phenomenon which was discovered in 1884. It can be entered only by small specially designed boats and the best time to see it is from 10 to 14.
The cave itself is quite spacious and offers an exciting and unforgettable experience, especially the light effect created by the sun rays, reflecting in the cave through the underwater entrance.
We continue the trip to the bay of Porat (which is located on the other side of Bi1evo island), a beautiful sandy beach (with a few restaurants), or to the southern side of Vis island (visiting fascinating Stiniva bay and Rukavac), depending on your personal choice.
Visiting ex army bases and installations & submarine tunnel, used as a shelter for naval boats and submarines in the 70’s and 80’s. These tunnels were built during existence of Yugoslavia and are very interesting because of its location, size and purpose.
Includes car transfer to the most attractive vinery Vis has to offer, tasting of the local best known wines – Plavac (red) & Vugava (white). Possibility of tasting liquors and grappas. This vinery is located within an old reconstructed military tunnel which was build during Yugoslavian period. Local snack is also included.