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The large harbour of the town of Vis from S

Vis island is the westernmost of the group of islands lying off the mainland coast of Croatia between Split and Dubrovnik. Situated around 94 miles from the nearest point on the coast of Italy, the harbour of Pescara, and 32 miles from the Croatian coast, Vis is a popular summer port of entry for yachts arriving in the country from Italy.

The island's distance from the mainland means that it is less overwhelmed by tourism than some of the other islands and it remains relatively unspoilt. It was a base for Tito’s partisans during World War II as well as a British special forces unit and there are a number of relics of that conflict around the island, including a cave which was Tito's wartime HQ.

Today Vis is most noted for its wines and the centre of the island is green with vineyards. Visiting yachts mainly make for the harbours of the town of Vis on the N coast or Komiža on the W coast, although there are also several good anchorages around the coastline.


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Vis (town) and Komiža are both summer ports of entry. At other times of the year, Split and Dubrovnik are the nearest mainland ports of entry and Korčula the nearest among the islands.



There are only two ports on Vis, the harbour of the town of Vis at the NE end of the island and that of Komiža in a wide bay at the W end.

Key to symbols: |Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data ||
  • Vis (town)Vis (town)/wiki/Vis_(town) Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • KomižaKomiža/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |

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The anchorages at U. Stonca and U. Rogačić, both near the town of Vis on the N coast and U. Stončica two miles E at the NE tip of the island. There are several additional anchorages along the S and E coasts of the island, which can be used as lunch or bathing stops or even overnight in settled weather.

The main anchorages on Vis island are as follows:

U. Stončica

U. Stončica/wiki/Vis#U._Ston.C4.8Dica
Anchorage icon U. Stončica [[Vis#U. Stončica|U. Stončica]] 43°03.962'N, 016°14.549'E
U. Stoncica is situated at the NE tip of the island, in a deep inlet extending around half a mile inland. It offers good shelter in all but N and NE winds. Anchor at the head of the inlet in 6.0 - 8.0 metres, with a line ashore. If preferred. Holding is good in sand and weed. There is a restaurant at the head of the inlet.

Budikovac Veli

Budikovac Veli/wiki/Vis#Budikovac_Veli
Anchorage icon Budikovac Veli [[Vis#Budikovac Veli|Budikovac Veli]] 43°01.537'N, 016°14.369'E
An anchorage between Budikovac Veli and Budikovac Mali is best to approach from S while taking closer to Budikovac Mali.

U. Milna

U. Milna/wiki/Vis#U._Milna
Anchorage icon U. Milna [[Vis#U. Milna|U. Milna]] 43°01.537'N, 016°14.369'E
Could be used as a shelter from bora. There is a small dock in the head suitable for shallow draft boats.

Luka Rukavac

Luka Rukavac/wiki/Vis#Luka_Rukavac
Anchorage icon Luka Rukavac [[Vis#Luka Rukavac|Luka Rukavac]] 43°01.255'N, 016°12.817'E
Protected from E to S. The cove is divided into arms. At the headland in the middle, there is a small concrete pier with 2.5 m depth at its head.

U. Srebarna

U. Srebarna/wiki/Vis#U._Srebarna
Anchorage icon U. Srebarna [[Vis#U. Srebarna|U. Srebarna]] 43°01.222'N, 016°12.219'E
The SE part of the cove is suitable as a shelter from the S wind.

U. Ruda

U. Ruda/wiki/Vis#U._Ruda
Anchorage icon U. Ruda [[Vis#U. Ruda|U. Ruda]] 43°01.304'N, 016°11.901'E

U. Travna velika

U. Travna velika/wiki/Vis#U._Travna_velika
Anchorage icon U. Travna velika [[Vis#U. Travna velika|U. Travna velika]] 43°01.144'N, 016°11.065'E
In the cove there is a pier suitable for shallow draft craft (1.5 m).

U. Slatine

U. Slatine/wiki/Vis#U._Slatine
Anchorage icon U. Slatine [[Vis#U. Slatine|U. Slatine]] 43°04.621'N, 016°07.883'E
This is one of a few anchorages on the N shore of the island. There are actually 3 coves here: U. Tiha, U. Slatine, U. Gradac.

U. Rogačić

U. Rogačić/wiki/Vis#U._Roga.C4.8Di.C4.87
Anchorage icon U. Rogačić [[Vis#U. Rogačić|U. Rogačić]] 43°04.555'N, 016°10.996'E
The anchorage of U. Rogačić is located a mile N of the town of Vis round the peninsula and small island on the W side of the entrance. The passage between the island, Otok Host, and the coast of Vis has depths of just over 11 metres and can be used if arriving from the town of Vis. The best position is tucked into the NW end of the bay, where there is good shelter from all directions except E. Anchor in 5.0 - 6.0 metres. The holding is good in sand. No facilities ashore.

U. Stonca

U. Stonca/wiki/Vis#U._Stonca
Anchorage icon U. Stonca [[Vis#U. Stonca|U. Stonca]] 43°04.060'N, 016°11.392'E
The small cove of U. Stonca lies about half a mile NNE of the main harbour of Vis (town). It offers a quiet (except in July and August) anchorage with shelter almost as good as the town of Vis itself and only becomes uncomfortable in strong S or E winds. Anchor towards the head of the cove in 5.0 - 6.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed. No facilities ashore.


Water Vis town quay/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.23Vis_town_quay.7CVis_town_quay.5D.5DWater icon Vis town quay [[Vis#Vis town quay|Vis town quay]] on the quay

Kut village quay/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.23Kut_village_quay.7CKut_village_quay.5D.5DWater icon Kut village quay [[Vis#Kut village quay|Kut village quay]] on the quay

Komiža breakwater quay/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BKomi.C5.BEa.23Komi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.7CKomi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.5D.5DWater icon Komiža breakwater quay [[Vis#Komiža breakwater quay|Komiža breakwater quay]] on the quay

Electricity Vis town quay/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.23Vis_town_quay.7CVis_town_quay.5D.5DElectricity icon Vis town quay [[Vis#Vis town quay|Vis town quay]] on the quay

Kut village quay/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.23Kut_village_quay.7CKut_village_quay.5D.5DElectricity icon Kut village quay [[Vis#Kut village quay|Kut village quay]] on the quay

Komiža breakwater quay/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BKomi.C5.BEa.23Komi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.7CKomi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.5D.5DElectricity icon Komiža breakwater quay [[Vis#Komiža breakwater quay|Komiža breakwater quay]] on the quay

Showers Near Vis town quay
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage In Vis (town)and Komiža harbours
Fuel INA fuel/wiki/Vis#INA_fuelFuel icon INA fuel [[Vis#INA fuel|INA fuel]] 43°03.800'N, 016°11.147'E Fuel berth on NW side of the the Vis (town) harbour (0600-2200). Depths of 2.5 metres alongside
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs Vis (town)/wiki/Vis#.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.5D.5DService icon Vis (town) [[Vis#Vis (town)|Vis (town)]] Basic emergency repairs only
Internet WiFi in Vis (town) and Komiža internet cafes
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals In the Vis (town)/wiki/Vis#In_the_.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.5D.5DCar icon In the Vis (town) [[Vis#In the Vis (town)|In the Vis (town)]] rental outlets


In Vis (town) and Komiža/wiki/Vis#In_.5B.5BVis_.28town.29.5D.5D_and_.5B.5BKomi.C5.BEa.5D.5DProvisions icon In Vis (town) and Komiža [[Vis#In Vis (town) and Komiža|In Vis (town) and Komiža]] Supermarket, butcher and other provisions shops in the town. Fruit and vegetable market.

Eating out

 /wiki/Vis#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Vis# | ]] Restaurants and café/bars ashore.
 /wiki/Vis#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Vis# | ]] Several restaurants and café/bars ashore.


  • Ferries to Split three days a week during the season.
  • Seasonal ferries (June to September) to Giulianova in Italy.


Monastery vineyards in the town of Vis
Tito’s wartime HQ


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See Croatia.


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