Vis, an island with a significant military history tied to its name. The farthest inhabited island on the Croatian coast and a place perfect for those who want to explore but at the same time enjoy all the comodities of an island resort. There are no big hotels here but there is always accomodation available for all tastes and budgets. There are two main towns on this island; one bears the same name as the island itself, Vis, and the other is called Komiza. They are connected with the main road of the island (which seems to be the only proper one) with Vis town being on the eastern side of the island and Komiza on the western side of the island. The nature of the island seems untouched and in some places the wilderness turns up to be hiding remenants of its turbulent past. The first people that inhabited it were a Neolitic culture after which Greeks founded a thriving colony here. The island changed hands between Greeks, Romans and Liburnians bit finally came to the possesion of Venice where it stayed for the most part of modern history. During the 19th century two major naval battles were fought in the waters around the island. First one was between the English and the French and the second one between Austria and Italy. During the Second World War the island was used as a naval base and an airfield by all sides, but most notably by the Yugoslav partisans backed by the British. After the war Yugoslavia used it as a major naval base and an extensive network of bunkers and tunels was built along wit submarine pens. These are all abandoned today and everyone is free to explore them. And boy are they a site to behold! The two towns are beautiful Mediterranean island towns with Komiza being specific in its architecture which shows a strong Venetian influence and is called ''little Venice''. The island has a strong fishing tradition and fishing was a major industry here at the turn of the 20th century. The interior is filled with vineyards and wild vegetation and there is a number of impressive natural sites on the island (visited during the Three Caves Tour). Stiniva bay is a small beach surrounded by steep cliffs on all sides save the little entrance point, Green cave is a wonder of nature surpassed only by te Blue cave on Bisevo island and the whole southern side of the island is adorned with cliffs of intricate design. There are many restaurans that serve fresh local food (seafood is all locally caught) and nightlife is well developed for an island with such a small population. This serene adriatic jewell completley untainted by modern tourism has more to offer than you can imagine and will impress anyone who deceides to spend time in its embrace.
Vis is a small Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis had a population of 3,617 in 2011. Vis has an area of 90.26 square kilometres (34.85 square miles). The highest point of the island is Hum which is 587 metres (1,926 feet) above sea level. The island's two largest settlements are the town of Vis on the eastern side of the island (the settlement after which the island was originally named), and Komiza, on its western coast. Once known for its thriving fishing industry in the late 19th and early 20th century, the main present-day industries on the island are agriculture and tourism. Vis town and Komiza are also seats of separate administrative municipalities which cover the entire island and nearby islets, which are both part of Split-Dalmatia County.