Vis Old Town
Vis Old Town is filled with Mediterranean influence and medieval architecture mixed with reminders of its military past. The town is situated in a protected bay, with cafes and bars dotted along the waterfront. The bay is beautiful with pristine, shimmering water. Vis has been only recently opened to tourists, and this town reflects a stress-free, relaxed aura.
You can explore the ancient ruins of Issa, originally settled by the ancient Greeks. An Archeological Museum houses Greek sculptures. Advancing through history, there are churches from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Fort George is a popular spot for cocktails and dining. This British fort was originally named after King George III after the British victory in the Battle of Vis in 1811. Now the fort contains a restaurant and bar, overlooking Vis Old Town.
It’s possible to view the cave Tito used as a military headquarters during World War II. Vis was the only part of Croatia not occupied by the Nazis, and Tito and his partisans communicated with the Allies from his post here.
Agriculture has always been a major part of Vis Island. There are pine trees, vineyards, carob trees, and citrus orchards. The island is known for producing two types of wine from its vineyards, the white wine Vugava, and the red wine Plavac.