This settlement unites eight hamlets that can be reached from the old road to Komiža
On the south side of the island of Vis, there is a small settlement of Marinje Zemlje. According to the 2001 census, the settlement of eight hamlets has 35 inhabitants. These hamlets are named after the families that inhabited them, but have never been officially charted. Marinje Zemlje is a wooded area, located in a valley, naturally protected from the impact of strong winds – especially the north wind, which favored the cultivation of various agricultural crops, so, many olive groves, orchards, vineyards and numerous almond trees have grown here.
In Marinje Zemlje, you can see an ancient olive mill, that was in use until the end of the 20th century. The village has opened the door to tourism in the last few years, so you can enjoy your holiday inland, and swim on the beaches in the nearby bays. Following the gravel road by car, scooter or on foot (about half an hour of easy walk) you can reach the bays of Marinje Zemlje: Vela and Mala Travna, Ruda and Stiniva.
This southern coast of the island of Vis is built mainly of limestone shells of marine organisms. The highest concentration of fossils in stone, formed from the life at the bottom of the sea, you can see in the bay of Ruda. This is evidenced by the spectacular clusters of rudist shells. Rudists are shellfish of unusual shape, extinct along with dinosaurs, due to the asteroid impact 66 million years ago.
In Marinje Zemlje you will discover rural households where each guest is warmly welcomed – there, you will experience a typical Dalmatian hospitality, and enjoy the delicious, local food, prepared with love. We highly recommend a rural household in a hamlet Belotovo.
Location: Marinje Zemlje is 8 km away from Vis, and 13 km away from Komiža.