Frequently Asked Questions
Dear guests, and you who are about to become, during our years of experience in renting business and numerous encounters with you, dear people, from all the parts of the world, we were often asked almost some same questions. Hereby, we have prepared the information most requested. In case you do not find the information, you were looking for, or you need additional advice, feel free to contact us – we will be glad to help you.
Bus lines on Vis island
There is a regular direct bus connection between towns of Komiža and Vis, several times a day, including the line that is related to ferry and catamaran arrival and/or departure for/from Split.
Bus to Komiža is located at the Vis port, right side from the ferry ramp, and leaves after the arrival of ferry/catamaran. The drive takes about fifteen minutes.
The tickets you buy on the bus directly from the bus driver, cash only. The price varies (off-season – summer season) 20 – 25 kuna.
Besides the direct line Vis-Komiža-Vis, there is the local line that drives through and connects the villages in the inner part of the island: Podšpilje, Marinje Zemlje, Žena Glava and Rukavac.
The valid bus timetable you will find at the bus stop in the port of Vis and at the bus stop in Komiža. The timetable changes several times a year, depending on the ferry/catamaran lines.
Car park and mechanic
Ifyou arearriving to Komiža by car, it is important to know that the centre is not allowed for vehicles. You could leave your car at the guarded car park, some 200m from the very centre, at a reasonable fee.
- Car park ‘Rogači’, address: Komiških iseljenika 4, Komiza.
If you are in a need of a car mechanic, there are several in the town of Vis, well equipped for the eventual needs of your ‘beamer’ .
- Car mechanic ‘CIPULIN’, address: Kranjčevićeva 14, Vis.
GSM: +385(0)98 287 527
- Car mechanic ‘CLIFF’, address: Zagrebačka bb, Vis.
GSM: +385(0)98 784 610
- Car mechanic ‘VATRICA’: address: Dubrovačka 13, Vis.
GSM: +385(0)91 2766 130
Car, scooter, bike and boat rentals
- Rent a car, scooter ‘Porat’
Address: Hrvatskih mučenika 11, Komiža.
GSM:+385 (0) 91 2713 518
- Tourist Agency „Darlic & Darlic“: car, scooter and bike rental. Address: Ul. Hrvatskih mučenika 8, Komiža.
GSM: +385 (0) 98 784 664
Web: „Darlic i Darlic“
- Tourist agency „Blue cave”: car, scooter, boat and bike rental. Address:Trg kralja Tomislava 10, Komiža.
GSM: +385 (0) 91 520 3790
Web: „Blue Cave“
- Rent a boat „Zdenkica“: boat rental and taxi boat
Address: Riva sv. Mikule bb, Komiža.
GSM: +385 (0) 97 77 33 797
Web: “ Zdenkica“
- Rent a scooter „Goli“:
Address: Ul. Vinka Foretića 9, Komiža
GSM: +385(0)91 894 5568
Coffee shops, restaurants and pizzerias, shops
- Taverns/konobe: Barba, Bako, Robinson,Jasmina, Koluna
- Restaurants: Jastožera, Fish restaurant/Riblji restoran, Fabrika
- Pizzeria: Charly,Hum
- Pastry shop: Komiža, Cukar
- Coffee shop: Corto Malteze, Orion,Speed, Škor, Keke
- Grocery shop: Mini market ‘Komiža’, Golubjera, Studenac
- Shop with nautical equipment: Frone trade, Perna
- Green Market: here, at the local producers stall you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables as well as homemade jams, liqueurs, wine, olive oil, capers, essential oils and other local products. More on local producers and products you can find on our page: Click with homemede
In Croatia the official currency is the kuna (KN). 1Kuna = 100 lipa. Commonly circulated banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 kuna. You’ll find silver-coloured five, two and one kuna, and 50 and 20 lipa coins, and bronze-coloured 10 lipa coins.
In Komiža there are Erste Bank and Pošta (Post office), where you can either withdraw or exchange money. There are also several ATMs in Komiža where you can withdraw money.
Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards.
In Komiža you can buy fish at the fish market ‘Davor’, where hospitable, expert salesmen offer a great choice of fresh fish, sea food and clams from the Adriatic Sea.
Fish market ‘Davor’ you can find at the address: Trg kralja Tomislava 5, Komiza. On their fb page you could easily get informed of a day’s offer and book a desired choice:
Web: Fish market ‘Davor’
There is only one gas station on the island, INA, in the town of Vis.
Address: Šetalište stare Isse 24, Vis. Phone: +385(0)21 711 176
GSM: +385 (0) 91 4971 255
Payment option: INA card, DC, EC/MC,VISA, DISCOVER, MOL.
Here, you can supply your vessel (seagoing draught to 2,5m)
- Working hours during the summer season
(from 1st June to 30th September) 07:00 – 21:00
- Working hours during the off season
(from 30th September to 1st June): 07:00 – 16:00
In Komiža and Vis town, there are several hairdressers for women and men as well as a barbershop open during the whole tourist season.
- Professsional Hairdresser & Barbershop:
Address: Ribarska 50, Komiža. GSM: +385 (0) 98 784 615
- Hair salon “Foka” : GSM: +385(0)91 576 8131
Professional and fast washing and ironing service provides the laundry in Vis town
- Laundry you can find at the address: Trg 30.svibnja 1992, Vis
GSM: +385 (0)92 189 1941
Health Care/Doctor’s offices
In Komiža and in the town of Vis, there are general practitioner (GP) and family practice (FP) doctor’s offices, as well as the dentist’s office.
For emergency cases – doctor on duty cell phone
GSM: +385 (0) 91 40 10 148
Dentist: GSM: +385 (0) 21 640 095
Pharmacy in Komiža is in the vicinity to the infirmary/doctor’s offices/.
Address: San Pedra 13, Komiža
Phone: +385(0)21 713 445
How to arrive to the island of Vis?
Island of Vis, with the island of Lastovo, is the furthest inhabited island in Croatian Adriatic. To the mainland Vis is connected by regular car ferry and a fast ship line/catamaran.
The ferry ride from Split to Vis lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes.
The catamaran ride takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Catamaran boards passengers only.
Car ferry and catamaran lines between Split and Vis (and vice versa), during the summer season, are rather frequent (3-4 times a day). The tickets could be bought in advance – online, or at the Jadrolinija Agency in Split and Vis, before the departure.
Sailing schedule, prices and other information are available on the Jadrolinija web-site: Jadrolinija
When departing by your car to Vis, it is important to know that, when at the port in Split, you have to park your car in the queue for the ferry minimum one hour in advance. During the high season, it is rather crowded at the port, and if you have bought a reservation – a ticket, it is recommended that you park your car earlier (go get coffee/lunch in the meanwhile…) and return to the car 30 min before the ferry is due to go.
Note: catamaran from Split to Vis and from Vis to Split:
- Tuesdays sails via town of Hvar – on the island of Hvar
- Wednesdays sails via Milna – on the island of Brač
Off season: Split → Vis
Off season: Vis → Split
Notice: #Trajekt: U razdoblju od 01.01.-24.02. i 01.12.-31.12., nedjeljom i blagdanom trajekt isplovljava iz Visa u 16:30 sati, a iz Splita u 19:00 sati. Dana 25.12. ne održava se putovanje s polaskom iz Splita u 11:00 i iz Visa u 16:30 # Katamaran: U razdoblju od 01.03 - 27.06. i 02.09. -30.11 utorkom iz Visa katamaran isplovljava u 7:15 sati, nedjeljom i blagdanom katamaran iz Visa isplovljava u 18:00 sati. U istom razdoblju polazak katamarana iz Splita, utorkom u 15:15 sati, a nedjeljom i blagdanom u 19:45 sati. Osim u periodu od 31.05. - 27.06. & 02.09. - 29.09. katamaran iz Splita isplovljava u 20:00 sati.
Library, open-air cinema and museum
In the very centre of Komiža there is a library named after a prominent Croatian writer Ranko Marinković, born in the town of Vis. In the library there are also the titles in foreign languages.
The library is at the address: Komiških iseljenika 1, Komiza.
Phone: +385(0)21 713 216
In the towns of Komiža and Vis, there are also interesting open-air cinemas. During the hot summer nights, the open-air cinema under the starry skies, definitely has a certain charm and a touch of romance.
In particular, the cinema in Komiža is one of the oldest cinemas in Croatia, and presents unavoidable part of a cultural offer in Komiža. Although being among the oldest, this cinema is equipped with modern digital devices – thanks to this, there are always the most recent film titles on the programme. (there is more on Mediteran cinema fb page)
Open-air cinema, address: Hrvatskih mučenika 17, Komiza
Fisherman’s Museum, Komiža: This museum contains a rich collection of original items of fishing boats and fishing equipment belonging to the fishermen from Komiža, for centuries known as the best masters in the Adriatic Sea. There is also a displayed collection of fishing tools, used for fish processing, highly developed in the past. Amongst the exhibits, a special attention is drawn by a replica of the famous Komiža’s fishing boat – Falkuša.
Address: Riva sv. Mikule 4, Komiža. Phone: +385(0)21 713 019
Archaeological Museum, Vis: The museum is housed in “Batarija”, the main fortress built by Austrians, during their rule at the 19th -century. This museum has the largest collection of amphoras in Croatia. It is particularly interesting to admire the collection, uniquely exhibited in the same way as arranged in the ship’s lower deck, when transported across the Adriatic.
In the museum, there is a collection of Hellenistic monuments, among the largest ones in Croatia, and the artefacts from the prehistoric times.
In the museum there is also the Ethnographic Section showing the exhibits from the local people’s lifestyle – the items that tell the stories about the fishing, the wine growing, habitation, etc.
Address: Viškog boja 12, Vis. Phone: +385(0)21 711 729
GSM: +385(0)91 799 0276
Sport, recreation and diving centres
The island of Vis is quite an adventure. In case that your holiday consists not only of swimming and sunbathing, and you like a taste of adrenaline and action, Vis is your right choice. Sport admirers could choose between paragliding, windsurfing, kayaking, biking/cycling, stand up paddling, hiking and trekking in surrounding nature along the marked trails, cricket, and numerous excursions on the island or to the nearby islands, all the way to the Diomed’s Island – Palagruža. There are trips to Blue Cave, too, organized daily.
Detailed information on sport activities, trips/excursions and even more, you could find on our site under sections: What to see and Active holiday
Till 1995, island of Vis was a big military base. Army left, but what remained is the labyrinth of underground tunnels, the rocket base Stupišće near Komiža, military tunnel and the command base Vela Glava. There is also unavoidable Titova špilja/Tito’s Cave, the Marshal’s dwelling place during 1944. (WW2) – there is the increasing interest in military tours, offered by several agencies in Komiža and Vis town.
If you are interested in Vis Military Tour, tourist agency Alternatura organizes such trips. More about the Tour, as well as the booking you could find on the site:
Web: Alternatura, Military Tour
Address: Hrvatskih mučenika 2, Komiža
GSM: +385(0)91 945 8003
On the island of Vis there are several football fields, and basketball and tennis courts.
The Vis Island Cricket Club (named after Sir William Hoste) is the one among the only three clubs existing in Croatia. Founded back in 1809. carries the title of the oldest cricket club in Europe, outside (except) United Kingdom.
If you are interested, you could play cricket at Plisko Polje/address: Plisko Polje 17
GSM: +385(0)98 303 483
The waters around the island of Vis are rich in diving locations. If you would love to enjoy the submarine landscapes, you could dive on the northern side of the island and find out particularly rich submarine world. Except the natural beauties of the submarine world of the island, there are many traces of the rich and turbulent history Vis abounds in. At some twenty locations, it is possible to see sunken ships, airplanes, submarines…at the depth of only 12m to deeper 75m, which makes this underwater world the most attractive in this part of the Adriatic.
The Vis’ undersea you could admire with several well-equipped diving centres:
- Issa Diving Centre: Address – Ribarska 91, Komiža
GSM: +385(0)91 201 2731
- B-24 Diving Centre: Address – Obala Pape Aleksandra III 8, Komiža
GSM: +385(0)91 766 1415
- Manta Diving: Address – Pod Gospu b.b.; Komiža
GSM: +385(0)98 443 283
From Vis to Komiža (and vice versa) you may, also, arrive by a taxi – there are many taxi drivers available in the port of Vis.
Taxi service in Komiža is at the end of Riva/waterfront, in the harbour – you could also call one of the given cell phone numbers:
- TAXI – NIKOLA – GSM:+385(0)91 1623 177
- TAXI – TONKO – GSM:+385(0)98 9556 908
Vis is one of the rare islands in the Adriatic having its own potable spring water. It is worth visiting (and seeing) the beaches where you could drink fresh water directly from its spring: The Kamenice beach, and Pizdica/Pištica beach (the old local name), where the water springs out of the rock right to the sea. Almost all the beaches have the fresh water springs in their shallow parts, you could feel that while swimming in somewhat colder sea, which is the sign that you have found another spring.
Water on the island is of extremely high quality, which is rare for a karst area – it is safe both for drinking and preparing food. Interesting detail is that this water is pumped by electric pumps from great depths, the unbelievable 170m, which is some fifteen metres beyond the sea level.