Vis Island

Reaching a height of 587m, this mountain dominates the western end of Vis. The very top is off limits, but you can drive up and park a little before the end of the road, where a short path leads to a lookout offering jaw-dropping views over Komiža. There's not much to it, but while you're up here you may as well investigate the little Holy Spirit (Sv Duh) Chapel.

Famously, Tito used a cave on the mountain as his headquarters during WWII. The start of the track to Tito's Cave is no longer signposted, but it's easy to spot, due to the large parking bay under a well-constructed stone wall to the right of the road as you're heading up. A 15-minute walk leads to the Partisan leader's refuge – a smallish room enclosed by a stone wall under a limestone overhang.

To reach Hum, turn off the main road at Podšplije and follow the signs.

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Nearby Vis Island attractions

1. Benedictine Monastery


On the eastern approach to the town, this fortress-like complex dates from the 17th century.

2. Kaštel

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This blocky Renaissance citadel, built in 1585, sits at the southern end of the harbour.

3. Gospa Gusarica

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Komiža's most popular beach is at the northern end of town, right below the Hotel Biševo. It's fringed with pine trees and backed by the triple-naved…

4. Stiniva

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Tiny Stiniva is Vis’ most perfect cove. The high cliffs surrounding it form an almost complete circle, with a gap of only about 10m open to the sea. The…

5. Beach

4.22 MILES

This pebbly stretch is the most popular beach near Vis township.

6. Issa Archaeological Museum

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Housed in a 19th-century Austrian fortress, this small museum has the largest collection of Hellenistic artefacts in Croatia, including ancient Greek…

7. Srebrna

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Near the fishing village of Rukavac, Srebrna (Silver) beach has large white pebbles and clear blue waters, backed with a nature reserve. It has the…

8. Grandovac

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Past Kut and the British Naval Cemetery, this pretty beach has a bar (look out for occasional late-night parties), a small stretch of pebbles and a string…