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Luxury private villas, apartments, rooms and hotels, totally unspoilt island with simple Venetian architecture and crystal clear sea, as well as the local specialities, seafood, various sports and recreation opportunities, they all create the offer of Vis, an island which was open to the public in 1989.
Music and other events are organized during the summer season. Vis is a main town and port on the Island. Main occupations are wine making, fishing and tourism. The town of Vis is connected to the mainland with everyday ferries and catamarans to Split.
Getting there – there are scheduled flights on offer from Croatia Airlines and British Airways (Heathrow and Gatwick), and various cheapies – Thomsonfly (Gatwick), Easyjet (Gatwick or Bristol), Flybe (Southampton or Birmingham). You should expect a total journey time (door to door) of 7-9 hours.

All flights go to Split airport, which provides a shuttle service to the ferry port (35 minutes). There are 4 ferries to Vis each day (catamarans take 1h30min, the big car ferries takes just over 2h20min). The ferries cost around £6 per person (www.jadrolinija.hr, www.krilo.hr). The ferry arrives in Vis Town, where Navigator Agency is located.

We also provide private boat transfers from Split Airport jetty directly to your villa or apartment in Vis (journey time is approx 1h30min).

Beaches – most of Croatia has pebble beaches, but there are a few sandy beaches on Vis Island, all approx 10 – 15 min drive from Vis town. Navigator Agency offers car and scooter hire (recommended to book in advance).


The history remains related to the island’s strategic importance since 397 BC. In Vis town, you can find Greek remains, Roman baths and Venetian architecture. In 1944 Vis was used as a base by Tito and his Partisans. It remained a military base, off-limits to foreigners, until 1989. You can visit Tito’s cave headquarters, halfway up Mount Hum. Anyone interested in history, especially British naval history, will be in their element on this island. In Napoleonic times, Britain freed the island from the French. Just a few years after Trafalgar, the British navy fought the important Battle of Vis in the mouth of the bay. You can visit the British Fort (now a bar/restaurant and a museum) on the far left side of Vis bay, beyond Vis Town. On the Kut side, at the far end of the bay, there is a walled British cemetery where some of the Navy are laid to rest.
During the Second World War Britain hid Tito in the caves on Vis to keep him safe. We offer a very nice scenic tour (by van) where you can visit the caves, which are at the highest point on the island and you will have a view not only to Hvar and the Croatian mainland but also across to Italy on a very clear day.

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If you are coming to Vis without your own transportation Navigator offers different types of cars to suit everyone's budget.

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If you would like to discover everything Vis has to offer we highly recommend hiring one of our scooters! You can book it over the phone, e-mail us or visit us at our agency.

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You can rent a boat in the center of Vis town and enjoy the beautiful hidden beaches and coves around Vis island.

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