The town is in the north-eastern part of the island of Vis in Central Dalmatia. It has some wonderful beaches such as Prirovo or Grandovac, but Vis is also extremely rich in historical monuments. What to do in Vis? We will show you the excellent holiday activities this town and the region have to offer.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Things to do in Vis: The best beaches
- What to do in Vis: Nature activities
- Things to do in Vis: Visit the most famous landmarks!
- Events in Vis
- Gastronomy of Vis
Things to do in Vis: The best beaches
The most popular beach in this Central Dalmatian town is the 100-metre long Prirovo. It lies in gorgeous natural surroundings. The pebble beach is embraced by tamarisk trees. If you are visiting, and you like water sports, we recommend diving. You can rent beach umbrellas and sun lounges, and there are restaurants and cafés nearby. In addition, you can discover the remains of the old, ancient port not far from there.
Grandovac Beach on the eastern side of St. George’s Bay is also a great choice. The 60-metre long beach boasts beautiful tamarisk trees, just like Prirovo, and there are beautiful pine trees as well. Thanks to the crystal clear waters, diving is a real treat here. The beach is very popular among young people, the beach bar hosts many concerts and events.
What to do in Vis: Nature activities
The archipelago consists of twenty smaller islands. Locals call them ‘Forski školji’. The Sveti Klement island is very popular among locals and tourists. It is the largest island with its size of 5, 3 square kilometres. The pine, cactus, rosemary and laurel forests make it especially beautiful. A botanist, Eugen Meneghello planted an arboretum with plants that domesticated over the centuries. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, there are several secluded bays with crystal clear water on the island.
Momića Polje, Vlaka and Palmižana are the three towns on Sveti Klement, but local residents only stay here during the summer season. Besides Palmižana, Zdrilica, the Sveti Jerolim Island and Marinkovac are also great holiday destinations.
Biševo- and Ravnik-island
The Island of Biševo is located south of Vis. It is small in size, only 5, 8 square kilometres. The island is famous for its Blue Cave, discovered by Baron Eugen von Ransonnet. This natural attraction in Baluni Bay was originally only suitable for diving as the natural entrance is below sea level. However, in 1884 they built an artificial entrance for boats to enter the cave. The 15 metres high and 24 metres long cave is very popular among tourists. To experience its beauty, visit the cave around noon. The sunshine penetrating through the crevices of the cave paint the water a wonderful blue colour.
The Green Cave on the Island of Ravnik also awaits you with an unforgettable experience. The cave owes its lavish colour to the sunbeams playing on the water.
Things to do in Vis: Visit the most famous landmarks!
The Church of the Holy Spirit rises at the corner of the bay, among some beautiful pine trees. It was built-in the 17th-18th centuries. The Franciscan monastery stands in the centre of Prirovo Peninsula, with the Church of St. Jerome in front of it. The latter was named after the patron saint of Dalmatia. The monastery has a semi-circular shape because it follows the outer wall of the Roman theatre it was built on. You can still visit parts of the ancient theatre, like the stage door and the first-floor corridor.
The Church of St. George stands on a peninsula, next to the entrance of Vis Marina. It was named after the patron saint of the town. You can see palaces in the marina like Mardesicev, a Radosijev, Vukasinovic-Dojmijev or Tramontana. The 17th-century Perast Tower is also nearby. The town’s Archaeological Museum has a priceless archaeological collection.
Events in Vis
One of the most significant events in the town is the Vis Cultural Summer. The festival includes concerts, stage performances and exhibitions. The outdoor New Years’ Party, the carnival or the Amateur Theatre Festival in May are also great options. You can attend the Vis Regatta in October. In addition to the outdoor events, there are many clubs and bars in Vis, so everyone can find the perfect place to have a party.
Gastronomy of Vis
If you are visiting Vis, the Lola Konoba & Bar is one of the best choices. It is characterised by delicious dishes, attentive service, and you can sit down in a gorgeous garden. We also recommend Restoran Pohoda and Kod Paveka. The latter is located on the promenade. In addition to homemade Dalmatian specialities, there are delicious fresh seafood dishes on the menu, too.
In this article, you have read about the best things to do in Vis. If you choose this pleasant Dalmatian resort town, you will not be disappointed. Crystal clear beaches and cosy restaurants welcome you, and in addition, you can discover many interesting historic buildings. Read more if you plan sailing in Vis or rent a boat in Vis.