Swimming on Vis

While there are beaches scattered around Vis Town and Komiža, some of the island’s best are a boat or scooter ride away. The most unspoilt beaches can be found on the southern and eastern sides of the island. Several require some steep downhill walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

Stiniva Tiny Stiniva, in Vis’ most perfect cove, is lined with large, smooth pebbles, which blaze white against the blue sea.

Srebrna With large white pebbles and clear water, Srebrna is backed with a nature reserve.

Milna & Zaglav Sandy Milna has strikingly blue water and several small islands forming an idyllic backdrop. Neighbouring Zaglav, also sandy, is even prettier and quieter.


While you'll find a handful of hotels on Vis, most are mediocre. There are, however, plenty of private accommodation options, ranging from budget rooms to luxurious villas, with plenty of affordable holiday apartments in between. Vis Town makes the best base.


You’ll taste some wonderfully fresh seafood on the island, thanks to a still-thriving fishing tradition. Vis' gastronomic offering isn't limited to its main towns. The interior of the island and its isolated coves are becoming a foodie’s dream. In recent years a number of rural households have started offering local homemade food worth travelling for.