Life is simple,
but people are complicated as cynics will say. But it is precisely the simplicity of living even through the most chaotic touristic periods that makes Vis significantly different from other tourist destinations. Simplicity is the essence of this island tailored to men which is used in its whole by most visitors.
Consequently, not just its protruding edges, Vis and Komiža, but also the numerous bays in the island's interior leave you breathless with their luxuriant fertility.
We know that one of the reasons for Vis' uniqueness lies in its 500 years of isolation as a military island where time had stopped.
However, as so often happens in life, the thing that once seemed to be a disadvantage in the end turns out to be an important advantage.
So, Vis' exclusiveness does not lie in its excellent hotel capacities, but in the island itself; its untouched nature and the people that haven't been possessed by tourist commercialisation but who are hospitable in an authentic, "native" way.
The town of Vis is located in the north-eastern part of the island Vis in the bottom of a well protected bay.
It developed from the former settlements Kut and Luka, which became one entity in the 16th century by the building of the church Gospa od Spilica.
The tourism on Vis began to develop significantly with the demilitarisation of the island at the beginning of the war (1991-1995) in Croatia.
So, it has been only 15 years ago that both the island and its town opened for the visit of tourists.
The remains of the military objects in the northwest and northeast part of the Bay of Vis are the witnesses of the stay of the Yugoslav Army.
Many visitors, and especially the yachtsmen, are coming more and more to Vis.
In every moment you can see changes in life-style, but at the same time Vis has kept the old, irresistible Mediterranean charm and life without stress and trouble.