“Of course, we are talking about natural beauties and traditional Adriatic architecture, but the special attraction of Vis also lies in its atmosphere. During the summer Vis is considerably different from the islands of Hvar, Brač or Korčula. The main reason for this is probably that Vis offers only a very small number of hotel beds so this island is mainly visited by people who like it for their own specific reasons and not by “regular tourists” who may have seen its name in a brochure and thought it might be a nice place to visit.” These are the words of Jonathan Bousfield, an renowned English journalist, specialised in writing about Croatia for a notable edition of the Rough Guide tourist book guides. He chose Vis amongst his Top 5 choices of Croatian destinations.
We know that one of the reasons for Vis uniqueness lies in its 500 years of isolation as a military island where time had stopped. However, as so often happens in life, the thing that once seemed to be a disadvantage in the end turns out to be an important advantage. Vis with its untouched nature and it’s people that haven’t been possessed by tourist commercialisation but who still are hospitable in an authentic, “native” way.
Our special day on the sea starts with the glorious Green and Blue caves.
We visit the Green Cave and have an opportunity to swim inside.
Next we explore the famous Blue Cave. It’s ethereal silvery blue colour is created by the sun, as it bathes the inside trough an opening in the roof and this is reflected back by the sandy surface below.
After Blue Cave (Komiza) we will head to Stiniva Bay. Looking from the sea side, Stiniva is closed in by two high rocky cliffs which, at their closest point, are just four metres from each other. Between them appears a pebble beach but only after sailing through the ‘gateway’ does it open out like a Roman amphitheatre auditorium paved in stones.
Our tour will continue on through the little island of Budikovac, pronounced Budihovac by the locals, an ideal spot for a swim or just to relax. On the island, there is a wonderful pebble beach, and a small bay, protected from the open sea, a beautiful lagoon for swimming on the south-eastern side of the island of Vis.
Stonćica, the lighthouse and cape, the long bay and the small fishermen’s settlement will be our last stop on Vis island. There is a sandy beach, bar on the beach, a beach volley court and lots of shade under the palm trees, to relax.
On the way back from Vis island to the island of Hvar we will stop at Palmižana on Pakleni islands.
In cases where Blue Cave may be closed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you’ll visit the fishing village of Komiza on the island of Vis.
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:00
PLACE OF DEPARTURE: Hvar harbour, in front of Carpe Diem/Gariful Restaurant,… Your departure point will be decided at time of booking.
DURATION: This is a full day tour (8 – 10 hours).
INCLUDED IN PRICE: Tour as described, boat, guide/skipper, Blue Cave entrance fee, bottled water, snack (seasonal fruits).
TOUR TYPE: Nature & wildlife for individuals, couples and families.
DISABILITIES FRIENDLY: No
MIN: 4 People (For less than 4 People, please ask us for best price)
PLEASE NOTE: Participants are advised to bring: Towel, Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Sunhat, Sun cream, Snack, Wind jacket (Recommended for beginning/end of season).
Price: 100 EUR/per person Price for Private Tour:
500 EUR/per tour (max. 4 People)
PLEASE NOTE: You can join this Blue & Green Cave Tour (Vis island) from Split by taking either the ferry or catamaran from Split to Hvar and back. The schedules and timetables are subject to change and it is advisable to buy tickets online at least 48 hours before the journey on following links: krilo.hr and jadrolinija.hr