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Indexed: Islands
Country : Croatia
Latitude : 43°02′N
Longitude : 16°09′E
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Visiting - Travel to Vis Island, Croatia

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Vis is one of the Dalmatian islands in Croatia.
Vis is an historic and beautiful island, laying further from the mainland than other more famous islands such as Hvar, whilst still easy to reach. It's main town is it's namesake, also called Vis. Through the years, Vis has been part of almost all the empires and civilisations in this part of the world - British, Venetian, Ottoman, Yugoslav, Italian, etc - due to its geographic position. Yugoslavia's most famous leader Tito was ordered to hide here by Churchill. Nowadays, there is a relaxed and beautiful island that is a great getaway from the larger cities that connect Vis with the mainland.
There are 2 ferries that connect Vis and Split directly. The Krilo Jet catamaran ferry is quicker, but is only for foot passengers and costs around 55 kuna for a journey of 1 hour 25 minutes. The larger Jadrolinja car ferry takes around 2 hours 30 minutes and costs 54 kuna per person. The larger ferry also stops at Hvar, which is between Vis and Split. Both ferries arrive at the main harbour in the town of Vis. Both run twice a day, usually first thing in the morning and mid afternoon. If you want to got to Komiza on the other side of the island, it is possible to do that by boat, bus or taxi, with bus being the cheapest and, if going directly from the ferry, the most convenient. There are other ferries, mainly run in the tourist season, that come from other cities (e.g. Dubrovnik, Rijeka) and even Italy. Relative to the size of the island, the harbour is quite large and is frequented by many private boats and yachts.
The island has plenty of superb beaches. Most of them are peaceful even in full season. In general, the seafront is not overly exploited and looks really natural.
One of the most extraordinary and stunning inlets in the Adriatic is Stiniva bay on north of the island of Vis. The beach is not accessible by car and you have to walk a difficult and steep path for about 30 minutes.
Stoncica bay is located about 6km from the city of Vis on the north eastern shore of the island of Vis. It is probably the most popular beach among young people. There you can find a nice kiosk with ice creams and refreshments, a cosy restaurant and a beach volley playground. The beach can be crowded in full season. It is probably the best beach in the island as far as concerns facilities.
Nice beach are also at walking distance from the town of Komiza. Most notably the beach of Kamenica. There you can find a nice bay with peebles and a cosy atmosphere due to the Acquarius bar that on day time runs just few meters away from the seafront. No food is served, but you can find all kinds of refreshments.  Going further south from Kamenica you can find a nudist beach.
NW from the center of the town of Komiza there is the main beach of Komiza. There you can find many facilites like a bar and a restaurant. Really close by there is the diving center of the town. The beach is covered with peebles and is typicaly rather crowded for the local standards.