Inhabited island far off the Croatian mainland, with only 3,460 inhabitants on the 90.26 square kilometres. Inhabited by Greeks and Romans many centuries ago, the island is known for its unspoilt nature due to the isolation as a military base till 1990-ies. Crystal clear sea, beaches, caves and cliffs, as well as is green agricultural inland.
It is 60 km away from the Split airport, reachable by ferry (http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia); speedboat (http://www.krilo.hr/images/Sailing_schedule_VIS.pdf) and watertaxi from Split, 3 times per day in May, September and October.
Komiza is the second largest town on the island, a vibrant fishermen village on the SW end of the island, today one of the most frequented nautical spots in Croatia. Komiza is a cultural and gastronomic centre with pristine beaches in the very city centre and a breath-taking landscape. Great energy and atmosphere of an old town with its narrow medieval streets surrounded by the sea.
How to get there?
HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE PINPOINTED US ON THE MAP BY NOW BUT STILL WONDERING HOW TO GET THERE MOST EFFICIENTLY AND AT THE LOWEST COST.
In case you are have to take the plane we will expect you at the SPLIT AIRPORT CROATIA.
A number of low cost carriers operate to Split from April – October. One of the this to do is search for Farecompare engins entering SPLIT AIRPORT as your final destionation and compare the prices. For the good deal check Easyjet, Germanwings, Norwegian, XL Airways and Quatar airways.
There are direct flights from most of the European countries to Split such as Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, UK, Portugal, Cyprus, Danmark, Czech Republic, Blugaria, Finland, Hungary, Greece, Tunesia, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, Turky, Spain, Marocco and United Arab Emirates (UEA).
For Asian and American guests there are some good options with Quatar Airways and Norwegian air.
Once you have reached SPLIT AIRPORT our representative will wait for you and escort you to the most convenient ferry for island of Vis. You will meet you at the Vis port and take you to your villa.
In case you are arriving by car, we recommend you take it on the ferry to Split (www.jadrolinija.com) and enjoy exploring the hidden beachen on the island of Vis. We will organise the parking for you in the proximity to your villa one you arrive in Komiza. The roads the on island of Vis are excellent.
Things to do
THERE ARE NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES YOU CAN PURSUE WHILE ON ISLAND OF VIS. SOME OF THEM FREE OF CHARGE.
Something for all is the name of this list. Resting on the beach, admiring blue waters of Adriatic sea or hiking on the well marked trails around the island of Vis, all is there and waiting for you. Yoga retreat Komiza management team is here to assist you in booking some of the chosen activities. The most famous diving centre in Komiza is Issa diving centre. They can take you diving to a plane or boat wracks that are great underwater sightseeing activity. Swimming or snorkelling, are for free, tennis court has magnificent sea view, while bikes can be rented only few steps from your villa.
- Inland excursions
- Free climbing
- Visit churches and fortresses
In Komiza, everything is very relaxed and within reach. The population speaks English, so you shouldn’t struggle at any moment of your wonderful restorative active holiday on the island of Vis. We warmly recommend some of the massage therapists on the island that specialize in aromatherapy, energy healing or deep muscular relaxation massage. In case you like culture, you will not be bored for a moment, a great selection of Churches and Fortresses to visit are all around you.
THE MUST VISIT BEACHES ON THE ISLAND OF VIS, CROATIA
Vis is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia’s South Dalmatia region with many caves and rocks, beautiful sand and pebble beaches, the turquoise Adriatic Sea and fantastic Dalmatian cuisine and wine. Here is a list of hidden beaches you shouldn’t miss when traveling to Vis.
No 1 Stiniva Beach
West of Mala Travna lies this magical bay surrounded by high stone cliffs that dive into the crystal clear waters. Between the cliffs there is a small sandy beach that is only visible after you sail through the “gate” of the magnificent rocks. The beach Stiniva is reached by very steep goat trail, so it is not advisable to take small children. Given the fact that all sides are surrounded by high cliffs, Stiniva is always at least one half in the shade
No 2 Srebrna Beach
This beautiful beach is named after the silver shine of its pebbles under the moonlight. This is also the most famous beach on the island of Vis. Rich in pine trees, Srebrna is the most common choice for families with children. Large and spacious stone tablet which slopes down to the most beautiful beach in the western part of the island is partly covered by pine trees. A large parking area is located only 250 meters from the beach.
No 3 Zaglav Beach
This is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coast with bright, glistening sand. This beautiful beach of your dreams is a perfect place for those who want to escape the summer crowds and enjoy the peace, quiet and crystal clear waters. If you are annoyed by the heat, you can find a place in the shade under the thick treetops of pine trees which are located behind the beach. On the beach there are no facilities apart from the restaurant where you can freshen up and enjoy a variety of local specialties.
No 4 Mala Travna and SENKO KARUZA RESTAURANT
This is a beautiful little cove situated on the southern part of the island, surrounded by sloping plains that slope gently into the crystal clear water which is always a few degrees cooler than at the nearby Srebrena. The reason for this is the fresh water in the bay as well as the ever-present western current that converts shallow water around the reefs into small current rapids. The beach Little Travna be reached following the path.
No 5 Teplus Beach
Another pebble beach, popular among children, is located on the southwestern part of the Vis cove, right at the foot of a small fishing and tourist village Rukavac. And even though the shade can be found only in a small pine forest above the beach, large stones in the northern part of the bay are in the shadow after 17 hours.
No 6 Stoncica Beach
This beautiful beach is named after the eponymous lighthouse and cape, and is situated in a long bay of a small fishing and tourist village. On this sandy beach there is an excellent restaurant and beach bar, a playground for beach volleyball and lots of shade under the palm trees on the west side and under the tamarisk trees in the eastern part of the beach which makes Stoncica an ideal place for family outings. The roads from Visa leads to the paved trail with parking for cars from which you walk down to the beach.
No 7 Porat – island of Bisevo
Sandy beach, very popular. Easy to visit taking an boat tour to Bisevo, daily excursion.