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Location of Vis
The port city is in Croatia, in Split-Dalmatia County. Vis is located in the north-eastern part of the island of the same name, next to St. George’s Bay. The port is protected from the open sea by the Island of Host and the Prirovo Peninsula.
History of Vis
Vis has a long and interesting history. According to the Croatian Historia, Grga Novak, the ancient town was founded in 397 BC. So Vis can be the oldest settlement in Croatia and the Eastern Adriatic region. We can still visit the remains of the city walls, theatre and bathhouse from the Greco-Roman period. Vis was built on the foundation of two settlements, Kut and Luka.
Through the years the town was under Venetian, Austrian, and then French rule. In 1811 the British took control, who had naval superiority. They made Vis a trade centre, an important stop for wine and salt trade. After Napoleon’s final defeat the Austrian acquired the land again. Then, from 1918 to 1921 the Italian ruled over Vis. After 1921 Vis became part of the Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian State, and then Yugoslavia. Vis has belonged to independent Croatia since 1991.
Weather in Vis
This seaside resort town has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters are mild. In July the highest average temperature is 24, 2 °C, and 7, 9 °C in January. Do you love swimming? The temperature of the sea can reach up to 25, 2 °C in August.
Landmarks in Vis
The most important landmarks in Vis are the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Perast Tower, and you can find the Franciscan monastery on the Prirovo Peninsula. The latter was built on the remains of an ancient theatre. The remains of the Martello Fortress stand tall on the eastern side of Host Island, at the entrance of the port. You should visit the Island of Ravnik, known for the gorgeous Green Cave.
Gastronomy of Vis
If you are craving a delicious meal, the Lola Konoba & Bar is a great choice. We recommend trying the octopus from the menu. The restaurant has an attentive, helpful service, and you can have dinner in a beautiful garden terrace. It is also worth visiting Restoran Pojoda, but the Kod Paveka on the promenade will not disappoint either. This restaurant offers fresh seafood dishes and delicious local specialities.
Beaches in Vis
The most popular beach in Vis is the pebbly Prirovo. It is 100 metres long, surrounded by tamarisk trees that provide shade from the sun. The beach has changing rooms, and you can rent beach umbrellas and sun lounges as well. As for water sports, we recommend diving. If you get hungry, or you are craving some refreshment, there is a restaurant and a café nearby. You can even discover the remains of the ancient port nearby.
The 60-meter long beach is located on the eastern side of St. George’s Bay. It has crystal clear water, and the tamarisk and pine trees enhance the beauty of this place. Grandovac Beach is particularly ideal for diving thanks to its rich marine life. The beach is very popular among young people. The beach bar often hosts concerts and other events.
Vis boat rental
Vis is one of the most remote towns in Central Dalmatia. The boat ride to the island is a 2-2, 5-hour-long cruise. Nearby, you can find both some upscale and idyllic, peaceful ports as well.
The centre of the Island of Vis is the town of the same name, located in a large, protected bay. The marina can accommodate 70 boats, up to 20 metres in length. As for winds, the Bora and the Jugo can make berthing more difficult. When they are blowing stronger, it is better berthing at the southeastern side of the bay, at the nearby town of Kut. The depth of the seabed here is 2, 5-4, 5 metres. If you have to refuel, there is a refuelling station at Marina Vis. Information about sailing in Vis, or Vis boat rental
Komiža Town Harbour
The harbour of Komiža is on the northeastern side of a wide bay. It has 30 berths for boats up to 20 metres in length. The seabed is 6 metres deep. The harbour offers excellent protection from northern and eastern winds, but the southern Jugo can cause some waves. Information about sailing in Komiža, or rent a boat in Komiža
Marina Vela Luka
The marina on the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The yacht pier is right next to the refuelling station. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka.
Marina Sveti Klement
ACI Marina Palmižana is one of the safest harbours on the Adriatic Sea. It is located on the northeastern part of Saint Klement Island, which belongs to the Pakleni archipelago. It is open seasonally, from the 1st of April until the 31st of October. There are 180 permanent berths for boats with a maximum length of 30 metres. The maximum depth of the water is 3–8 metres. They provide showers, Wi-Fi, cafés, restaurants and you can even find a grocery store here.
Port of Hvar
This popular docking place of Hvar Island provides protection against the northern wind. However, southern and northwestern winds can cause significant waves. They offer several high-quality services including fuelling. Information about sailing in Hvar, or rent a boat in Hvar
Marina Stari Grad
The port of this cosy town can accept a total of 150 boats. The depth of the water is 13 metres near the entrance, and 4–5 metres at the town pier. They offer cafés, restaurants and an information office as well. Information about sailing in Stari Grad, or rent a boat in Stari Grad
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. Because of its small size, it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres near the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. They provide drinking water, electricity, laundry as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about Bol sailing, or rent a boat in Bol
If you are sailing to Vis, visit the other beautiful resort towns in the area as well. Komiža, Rukavac, the Bay of Stončica, the Bay of Vinogradišće, Hvar, Brusje and Sveti Klement also boasts some gorgeous landmarks. Find yacht routes in Vis island or choose another boat rental in Vis island.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Vis. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Vis shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Vis shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Vis (Marina Vis) – Vinogradišće-bay 20, 00 km (12, 43 mi), Day 2. Vinogradišće-bay – Maslinica 34, 32 km (21, 33 mi), Day 3. Maslinica – Omiš 42, 58 km (26, 46 mi), Day 4. Omiš – Makarska 31, 86 km (19, 80 mi), Day 5. Makarska – Vrboska 31, 13 km (19, 34 mi), Day 6. Vrboska – Hvar 39, 64 km (24, 63 mi), Day 7. Hvar – Stončica-bay – Vis (Marina Vis) 27, 00 km (16, 78 mi)
Day 1. Komiža – Vis (Marina Vis) 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 2. Vis – Rogoznica 58, 50 km (36, 35 mi), Day 3. Rogoznica – Maslinica 29, 12 km (18, 10 mi), Day 4. Maslinica – Rogač 11, 38 km (7, 07 mi), Day 5. Rogač – Supetar 21, 23 km (13, 19 mi), Day 6. Supetar – Povlja 24, 33 km (15, 12 mi), Day 7. Povlja – Sumartin 15, 45 km (9, 60 mi), Day 8. Sumartin – Jelsa 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 9. Jelsa – Sućuraj 42, 32 km (26, 30 mi), Day 10. Sućuraj – Ploče 23, 04 km (14, 31 mi), Day 11. Ploče – Trpanj 14, 51 km (9, 01 mi), Day 12. Trpanj – Lovište 26, 86 km (16, 69 mi), Day 13. Lovište – Vela Luka 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 12. Vela Luka – Biševo-island – Komiža 65, 12 km (40, 43 mi).
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