Komiza, Vis island Travel Guide

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The Island of Vis is the most distant and western of the larger Dalmatian islands, with an area of about 90 km2. This is a tourist oasis of untouched beauty, full of history and wild mountain scenery, crisscrossed with donkey tracks.

Vis produces some of the best olives, figs, almonds, lemons in Croatia, and can rival anywhere in the Mediterranean for it's tasty fish and lobster, prepared the same way as the ancient Vis fishermen used to do. There are also many vineyards (some of which were first planted by the Greeks as early as the 4th century), which produce some popular Croatian wine; Plavac is a strong heavy red and Vugava a rather rich white wine.

Komiža - is the island's main fishing port, a compact and intimate town with a palm-fringed seafront on one side and a ring of mountains on the other. Dominating the southern end of the harbour is the Kastel, a stubby sixteenth-century fortress which now holds a Fishing Museum . Rearing up above KomiÏa to the southeast is Mount Hum , at 587m Vis 's highest point. There's a wonderful view of the Adriatic from the top, with the pale grey stripe of the Italian coastline far away to the west, and the mountains of the Croatian mainland to the east.

Notable sandy beaches on the island are those at Milna and Stoncica, a narrow inlet cleft in the rock with warm, aquamarine water, and Srebrna where the large, flat, pale stones give the place its name ('silvery').

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February 01, 2006 change by giorgio

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