Cloaked in deep blue sea, Vis island represents the lavish green oasis of the Adriatic. It is a place filled with aromas of original Mediterranean plants and herbs: lavender, sage, heather, aloe, carob, laurel and as many as 12 authentic plants. Mild climate has made Vis island the island of palm trees and even today it is one of the biggest palm trees nurseries in Croatia. That same intact, original and preserved nature inspired World Wide Fund for Nature to insert Vis island on the list of ten most preserved islands of Mediterranean. The abundant flora and fauna is surpassed by the magical underwater world, up to recent times home to one of the most endangered mammals in the World - Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).
Besides blue fish which during the centuries was served as the main course in most of the island's homes, in taverns in Vis and Komiža You can enjoy different types of crab meat, bluefin tuna or different types of white fish.
With various local fish specialities You should taste domestic wine! The authentic wine sorts such as top quality red wine Plavac mali and famous white wine Vugava. Viticulture is the key culture of Vis island, and its various products - prosecco, grape brandy(lozovača) and herb brandy(travarica), combined with the beautiful ambiance of wine cellars and wine roads present non-commercialised experience for fastidious tourists.
Vis island is the farthest island of the Central Dalmatia. It served as a military base so it was closed off for foreign visitors for fifty years. This historical injustice made Vis what it is today, unspoiled original rarity in touristic offers. Vis is the destination You cannot visit just one time, once You experience it, You will come back!
The Vis archipelago is made of series of smaller islands scattered around like pebbles in the big blue of the Adriatic. Those islands are: Budikovac with its beautiful pebble beach, Biševo island with its fantastic geomorphological attractions the Blue Cave (Modra špilja) and the Medvidina Cave (Medvidina špilja), Ravnik island with the Green Cave (Zelena špilja), Sv. Andrija island (St. Andrew) also known as The Saint (Svetac) and Brusnik - the island of volcanic origin situated near Komiža, there is also the volcanic islet of Jabuka, the out of reach islet inhabited by various endemic species and last but not least Palagruža island the biggest island in this group. Read more
Pictured taken from TZ Vis (www.tz-vis.hr).