The island Vis is one of the oldest inhabited places in this area. Issa, known as city-state, was in ancient times one of the strongest colonies in this part of Adriatic Sea. Island Vis is today, an attractive tourist destination because of its beauty and untouched nature. Frequent ferry boat line Split – Vis enables to anyone to reach this nice island and enjoy the visit and swimming in the clear sea.
History of island Vis
The first signs of urban type settlement in the history of island Vis date back to 397 BC when Dionysius the Elder founded the colony Issa on the island. The purpose of the colony was to protect the northern Greek border. It had a city-state type of organization - so-called Pollis which had its money, flag, coat of arms, seal costume service, army and even diplomacy. In the history of the island Vis the city-state was well organized and we can find numerous proofs of that in ancient remnants of squares, thermae and city aqueduct characteristic for well developed cities of that time. At the peak of its power it even had colonies such as Lumbardia on Korcula island, Tragurium (now Trogir), Epetion (now Stobrec) and many others small places and ports. Purpose of those colonies was to control and better defend the territory of the city. In 47 BC, City of Issa lost its city-state status and became one of the many cities in the Roman empire. History Of Island Vis is recording the strong urbanization of the city which is characteristic for that period. We know that a theatre, an amphitheater, a forum and many other buildings were built in the history of the island Vis. Unfortunately, due to devastation throughout the years, the remnants of those buildings can't be found.
Vis maritime battle
Vis has a remarkable history for such a small island. because many conquerors were fighting for ownership over the island and many battles were fought in its waters. The most memorable Vis Maritime Battle was those, between French and English navies, and of course those, between the Austro-Hungarian navy with 18 battle ships and the Italian navy with 29 battle ships, in Ju1y 1866.year. Remains of Vis Maritime Battle lay in the Vis underwater aquatorium at the depth of 106 metres. Numerous cannons, ship equipment and weapons were taken and presented to the general public from sunken ships and boats in the Vis museum.
Vis is a famous island with its surface of 90,3 km2 , coast line of 77 km. The distance from the main land is 25 miles and there are regular ferry and fast ferry lines every day. The most important towns on the Vis island are the Komiza and Vis. The Vis archipelago is combined of many islands, cliffs and rocks, but the the most popular is for sure the island of Bisevo and its Blue cave. Vis is today modern island with good tourist offer and many objects which offer all services needed.
Island Vis tourist destination
Island Vis tourist destination has its rich history. The ancient Greeks have established on Vis island their first colony, named Issa, to control the maritime traffic on this part of the Adriatic sea. Island Vis tourist destination has been dealing with the fishing industry, maritime trade, agriculture and the tourism recently. Many sailors, guests, passengers and tourists are coming here to admire the pure nature, beautiful beaches and the Bisevo island with its blue cave, so the hosts had to build numerous tourist objects. Nowadays, the island Vis Tourist Destination is an urban community, which lost its past military and merchant importance. Due to that, the island is full of unspoiled nature and clear beaches. Many tourists who are searching for a calm and clan resort far away from stress, noise and traffic come to stay on this wonderful island. Island Vis Tourist Destination offer diverse tourist services, from hotels to private accommodation, with numerous restaurants offering high quality food in natural authentic environment.
Gajeta Falkusa is the historical fishing and the transport boat with the specific particularities : 2 triangular sails, 5 long paddles, 9 metres long, 3 metres wide, mast 9 metres long, shalow ford, made of island Susac pine tree wood, deep deel
and special maneuverability. Gajeta Falkusa for its originality, was presented on the exposition EXPO 1998 in Portugal.
The Island Vis fishermen have even reach the island Malta during the fishing. In the year 1177, during the Pope fleet return to Venice, the storm has caught the Aleksander the III. The brave fishermen from town of Komiza have assisted and helped them to reach the calm port of Komiza. Gajeta Falkusa had played an significant role in this assistance on sea near the island of Palagruza.
Island Bisevo blue cave
Island Bisevo blue cave is located south of the Vis island, and has been discovered by the baron Eugen von Ransonet in the year 1884. when the little cave entrance was spread by explosive, and enabled the boats to enter the cave interior. Island Bisevo Blue Cave is a sea phenomenon, when the silver light enters through the smaller upper hole to the sea bottom, and reflects the silver colour in the hole cave. The whole space is in the silver colours, glittering green-blue sea with complete illuminance. Island Bisevo Blue Cave is unique natural phenomenon in the Mediterranean, and is visited by many tourists and guests.
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Tables: 20 Guests: 120
Surface: 220 m2
Parking place: 20
Sea: 10 m Beach: 100 m
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