Vis, most distant populated islands on Adriatic coast, is a true and unique paradise! Being important military outpost during Yugoslavia, it was closed to tourists and visitors until 1989. Due to this fact the island preserved its intact natural beauty, authentic local cultural charm and slow life and till this day remained amazing refuge for escaping tourist crowds.
The island Vis is well-known for its secluded stunning beaches, fascinating cliffs and caves, endless vineyards, olive & fig trees and small authentic towns. We will spice it up with visit to amazing island of Biševo and probably the most beautiful natural phenomena of Croatia: the Blue cave!
Let’s not forget amazing local gastronomy – freshest seafood prepared with only with local ingredients and authentic local wine sorts guarantees unique experience. All above mixed with 5000 years of rich history and timeless atmosphere makes this mysterious island so unique, presenting you the true Mediterranean as it once was!
Day 1(Split – Vis - Komiža)
We will meet in our Split office where we will have after short introduction tour briefing. will take a ferry ride to Island Vis. Upon arrival, we will take a short walk around town of Vis and get in the water. After completing basic kayaking skill training, we will be paddling from Vis to Komiža along northern coast of the island. Today’s highlights will be stunning vertical cliffs, nice bays, small islets and abandoned navy tunnels in which we will have opportunity to paddle in. We will finish our kayaking day reaching one of the most picturesque coastal villages: fishing village of Komiža, the last real fisherman village in Adriatic. We will dive into the easy life rhythm of locals called “pomalo” and end our day enjoying amazing local food and wines….
Top daily sights: Town of Vis, Navy tunnels, stunning coastline, Komiža village.
Day 2(Komiža – Biševo - Komiža)
Today we are kayaking to nearby island Biševo. Bišovo is known for its amazing caves, sandy beaches and red wine sort Plavac Moli. After passing the channel between Vis and Biševo, we will enter magical Blue cave. This 18 meters long, 6 meters deep and 6 meters high cave is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Croatia. Morning sunbeams that penetrate through the submarine opening in Blue Cave are reflected from the white bottom floor, coloring the cave blue and objects in the water silver. Afterwards, our route takes us to Medvidja Cave, named after Mediterranean monk seal that can occasionally be found here. In the afternoon, we will have a break on one of the sandy beaches on the island and hopefully meet some of only 19 inhabitants still living on the island. In the evening we will be back in Komiža for dinner and overnight.
Top daily sights: Blue cave, Medvidja cave, sandy beaches Porat and Salbunara.
Day 3(Komiža - Rukavac)
On our third day we will cover the famous south side of Island Vis, which will surely be unforgettable experience! After leaving Komiza bay we will paddle eastwards while enjoying some of the most amazing eye-catching cliffs, coves and beaches sculptured by the open sea waves during thousands of years. We will visit Srebrna beach and spectacular Stiniva cove with pebble beach and crystal clear waters, where we will have lunch break and snorkelling. This amazing day will be spiced up with a visit to traditional island household called “Konoba” where we will relax and enjoy delicious local food and have wine tasting of indigenous sorts Plavac mali and Bugava, being grown on the sandy ground since Greek and Roman times.
Top daily sights: natural caves and cliffs, Stiniva cove, Srebrna beach, hiking, wine tasting.
Day 4(Rukavac - Vis)
Our last tour day will start with paddling to small island Ravnik and visiting another majestic natural wonder: the Green cave. We will enter the spacious cave with kayaks and enjoy beams of light falling down through the cracks on the cave’s ceiling making fascinating green illumination. The cave is a great snorkeling spot! Afterwards we paddle to the island of Budikovac and enjoy its beautiful turquoise water. On our way back to the town of Vis, we will enjoy the open sea, numerous small reefs and charming Stoncica bay and the lighthouse on its entrance.
Top daily sights: Green cave, Budikovac Island, Stoncica lighthouse.
Being such a remote island, Vis is exposed to winds and waves from all sides. Therefore, we have one extra day to itinerary which is used as contingency day for that windy day that might occur. And this extra day is spent very well so you can choose betwen doing bike tour around the island to experience very different perspective on the island; hiking tour to Hum hill or simply take a rest day and enjoy the beach.
– High quality single sit in kayak with full equipment (paddles, life jackets, spray skirts, dry bags, etc.)
– Experienced & licenced local guide
– Ferry transfer Split-Vis and Vis-Split
– 4 overnights in local guesthouses
– Meals (4 x breakfast; farewell dinner)
– Blue cave entrance fee
– Snorkeling gear