The town of Vis is located at the foot of a wide and deep bay on the NE coast of the island of Vis, around 9 miles SW of the Pakleni Islands near Hvar and 23 nm NW of Korčula island. The westernmost of the group of south Dalmatian islands, around 32 miles from the mainland of Croatia and 94 miles from the harbour of Pescara In Italy, Vis is a popular summer port of entry for yachts arriving from Italy. Due its location and distance from the mainland, the island remains relatively unspoilt and less crowded than most other neighbouring islands. The port of Vis is situated in in a mile long and naturally protected bay (uvala Sv. Jurja) and sheltered from N and E by the peninsula of Pririvo and Host islet. It provides a good shelter from strong NE and SE winds.
Visiting yachts can moor bows or stern-to the quay in front of the town at the S end of the bay, where water depth is approximately 3 to 4 metres. There are around 40 berths alongside the town quay, which are equipped with laid moorings, water and electricity. These berths get very busy in late July and August when the Italians flood in, so early arrival is recommended.
Visiting yachts can also moor along the quay wall of Kut, part of the Vis town, half a mile E of the town quay. These berths (30 of them) are quieter than the ones by the town quay, and also provide better shelter in E and S winds. There are laid moorings and water and electricity connections along the quay. The water depth ranges around 2.5 to 4.5 metres. Be careful not to moor too close to the coast as ferries and catamarans can cause waves.
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The port is equipped with toilet and shower facility and fuel berth on the NW side of the harbour, where the water depth is around 2.5 m. Vis Town has a number of tourist attractions, including the nearby Greek necropolis of Issa, the remains of Roman baths, Franciscan monastery surrounded by vineyards and an archaeological museum, situated in an old fortress between Vis Town and Kut.
The facilities in Vis Town include ambulance, pharmacy, post office, bank, cash machine (ATM), laundrette, nautical equipment shop, hotel, supermarket, a market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, several restaurants and cafes. The nearest general hospital is in Split, 33 nautical miles from the island. The nearest airports are Brač Airport on the island of Brač and Split Airport in Kaštel Štafilić. The nearest seasonal port of entry is in the town of Komiža, whereas the nearest year-round ports of entry are in Korčula Town and in Split and Dubrovnik on the mainland.
Vis is connected to Split, Milna on Brač and Hvar Town by ferry. It takes approximately 2 and a half hours to reach the port of Split.
The island of Vis is well known for its beautiful beaches, many of them situated along the coast of the entire bay of Komiža. The nearby beach of Stiniva, recently named one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, is located on the S coast of the island, near the Rukavac cove. The beach can only be reached by hiking on a steep and narrow path or by taking a taxi boat from the Rukavac cove. The small island of Biševo, located just 5 nautical miles from Komiža, makes for a great short boat trip, where you can visit one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on the Adriatic – the Blue Cave.