Vis is the most mysterious island in Croatia – even to locals. One of the most distance islands in middle Dalmatia, Vis spent most of the recent history serving as an Navy base and it was closed for public from 50s until end of 80s. This isolation preserved island and now it became a unexplored gem. During this recent history people moved from Vis to closer bigger cities for work so population is low but in summer months it grows 4-5 times.
Two smaller cities are located on island, Komiža town and Vis town.
Vis town is main port for ferries so one can take 2 hours ride with ferry from Split or book a private taxi boat from Split. When you are there you can rent a scooter or bicycle to explore island or visit other town, Komiža.
Komiža town is situated on south west part of island inside big and safe port. In front of Komiža you can see Biševo island, where the famous blue cave in Croatia is located. Also Monk Seal cave is located on this island as well as sand beach in Port bay. Inside Komiža town you can see many old Dalmatian houses, museums, traditional boats, in general, you can see old Croatian customs. If you want to explore this island we can recommend private boat tour to Vis island.