The small island of Vis is the outermost inhabited island in the Dalmatian archipelago. The daily ferry trip by hydrofoil from Split takes about 1½ hour. Island Vis is also one of the least populated areas in Croatia – partially because the island was a military area until 1989. It was also then the first foreigners were allowed to visit the island. The permanent settlement does not count more than 3 000 persons.
Vis is about to be rediscovered by a relatively exclusive international audience, who wishes to live well somewhat outside the major holiday resorts. The island is dominated by the small fishing villages Vis and Komiza. The two cities are situated on each side of the island and are connected by a curvy road which makes it possible to drive across the island in 10 minutes. It is perfect for scooter trips or a 1-hour trip on mountain bike. Both Vis and Komiza are very picturesque small towns with a mixture of architectural styles, which is a sign of the island’s varied history. In both towns, you can find very good restaurants and outdoor cafés.