Vis – Bisevo

Vis – Bisevo

Vis is a small Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis had a population of 3,460 in 2011 and has an area of 90.26 square kilometres (34.85 square miles).

The town of Vis is located in the north-eastern part of the island Vis in the bottom of a well protected bay. It developed from the former settlements Kut and Luka, which became one entity in the 16th century by the building of the church Gospa od Spilica.

Vis town and Komiža are also seats of separate administrative municipalities which cover the entire island and nearby islets, which are both part of Split-Dalmatia County.

Biševo is an island in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. It is situated in the middle of the Dalmatian archipelago, five kilometers southwest of the Island of Vis. Its area is 5.8 km2 and it has a population of 15. In the center of the island there is a fertile field, the northern part of the island is covered with pine forests and the rest of the island is covered with maquis shrubland or bare rocks. The coastal sea belt is a rich fishing area.

What to see? – Beach Stiniva

One of the most beautiful hidden beaches on the Island of Vis is the beach Stiniva. It is located on the southern side of the coast near the village Marina Zemlja. To the beach you can get through the narrow path, so if you are not so skilled, you should take a boat to get to it.

What to see? – Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto or Blue Cave (Croatian: Modra špilja), is a water-logged sea cave located in a small bay called Balun (Ball in the local dialect), on the east side of the island of Biševo and about 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) from Komiža, in the Croatian Adriatic. It is situated in the central Dalmatian archipelago, 5 km south-west of the island of Vis. The grotto is one of the best known natural beauty spots on the Adriatic and a popular show cave because of the glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day.

What to see? – Green Grotto

On the south side of  Island Vis, from the bay of Rukavac, you will find the small island of Ravnik.  Her southwestern side conceals another natural wonder – the Green Cave. Beams of sunlight pass through the crevasses in the cave’s domed ceiling, shooting green colored reflections back and forth within the cave’s interior.  The result is a divine effect of green illumination.

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