The Island of Vis – this remote island was strategically significant in the Adriatic and was fought over in many naval battles. During World War II the island was at different times under the control of Tito’s partisans and was the British Military Mission Headquarters.
Why the Island of Vis is a Must Visit Location on Your Croatia Cruise Holidays
The island of Vis has rich vegetation including wild rosemary, almonds, heather and sage and much of the arable land is covered by olives, fig and lemons. There are many vineyards and Vis has long been famous for its wine.
Opol is an outstandingly good light red wine, Black Vis (Viško Crno) is a strong heavy red and Vugava a rather rich white wine. Visitors to the island will find the two small towns of Vis and Komiza delightful and full of history with beautiful wild mountain scenery and many (donkey) tracks providing good walking.
Excellent restaurants offer locally caught fresh fish, lobster and shellfish served with local wines. For originality, good local specialities and location, try either Villa Kaliopa, a garden restaurant with the tables set amongst the palms and bamboo greenery, or restaurant AS, an upmarket eatery situated in a quaint narrow street in the old town.
Whilst on the island it is possible to hire mountain bikes and scooters. Worth visiting nearby, calm seas and fine weather permitting, is the small island of Biševo, famous for its Blue Grotto (Modra Spilja) which is as impressive as the one at Capri. The nearest airport is Split.