The island of Vis, with its indented coastline, its numerous islands and cliffs, its hidden bays, sandy beaches and sea caves, is one of the most attractive destinations in the Adriatic.
Vis Island is the westernmost of the group of islands lying off the mainland coast of Croatia between Split and Dubrovnik. Situated around 94 miles from the nearest point on the coast of Italy, the harbour of Pescara, and 32 miles from the Croatian coast, Vis is a popular summer port of entry for yachts arriving in the country from Italy.
The island’s distance from the mainland means that it is less overwhelmed by tourism than some of the other islands and it remains relatively unspoilt. It was a base for Tito’s partisans during World War II as well as a British special forces unit and there are a number of relics of that conflict around the island, including a cave which was Tito’s wartime HQ.
Today Vis is most noted for its wines and the centre of the island is green with vineyards. Visiting yachts mainly make for the harbours of Vis Town on the N coast or Komiza on the W coast, although there are also several good anchorages around the coastline.