It's farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland.
Blue Cave is interesting for tourists (on island Biševo), and well known to our fishermen since the early times but opened to public in 1884. It got its name after the sun reflection that gives it dark blue colour. This phenomenon can be seen from 11 - 12 a.m.
Among coves and beaches, the most beautiful ones are Stončica on the east side of the island with the same name lighthouse and restaurant, suitable for family trips; Srebrna, the most popular beach on the island covered with non typical pebbles, surrounded by flat rocks suitable for sunbathing.
Vis was inhabited by the time of the Neolithic period.
Until 1797, the island was under the rule of the Republic of Venice.
During this time large settlements developed along the coastline (Comisa (now Komiža) and Lissa (now Vis))
Vis was at one point the site of the general headquarters of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the Yugoslav Partisan resistance movement. It was liberated by the Partisans under the command of Tito, and by a British flotilla, in 1941 and 1943.
The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland.