HIKE TO QUEEN' S CAVE
EXPLORE QUEEN TEUTA'S CAVE – PRECIOUS GEOLOGICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL JEWEL OF OF VIS ISLAND!
Jeep ride to the Okjučina village, the most hidden village on the northwest side of the Vis island, followed by 45 minute hike through the greenest part of the island and visiting the karst cave with abundance of stalactites and stalagmites. The cave consists of five caverns and passeges that connect them, with a total length of 60 meters.
Komiža or Vis town
TYPE OF TOUR
Caving, hiking, history, adventure / Off-road tour with Land Rover jeeps
4,5 h approx.
Helmet and headlight
Each group 8 pax / Private tour on request
Please wear good shoes and appropriate clothes. Excursion is appropriate for children above 12.
WHAT YOU WILL VISIT:
ABOUT QUEEN'S CAVE
The name Queen's cave is connected to the legendary Illyrian Queen Teuta who ruled in the 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Archaeological excavation took place in the cave on two occasions, but it has never been fully archeologically examined. The results show that the cave was temporarily inhabited during the late Stone Age (Neolithic), and much more frequently during the Bronze age, particularly in its early phases. Its beauty makes this cave a precious geological and archaeological jewel of Vis island.
WALKING, TREKKING AND CYCLING TRAILS OF VIS ISLAND
A mere stroll throughout the harbours Komiza or Vis instantly leads to more demanding mobility, hiking or bicycling some of the numerous tracks and roads in the central parts of the island, where fascinanting landscapes easily quicken one's adventurous inclinations.
On Vis island there are six marked mountain paths. The hills of Vis are highest in the western part of the island (Hum, 587 m). Between them are karst fields, since ancient times planted with olive groves and vineyards of renowned varieties. The geographical location of Vis has enabled appereance of a large number of endemic families, both plant and animal, whereas the historic conditions helped their relatively fine conservation.
The forests and the land under macchia, the rocks and the coastline karrens make typical island habitats to hunderts of most diverse plant species. Many of them are aromatic, medicinal, seasoning and honey-producing, some again very rare and categorised as endangered island species.
ADVICES TO TOURISTS AND MOUNTAINEERS
- Choose excursions you can make in terms of both your fitness and time available.
- Do not go to mountain alone, do not leave the group.
- Advise your family about your direction and time of return, and stick to that.
- Register in visitor books in mountain huts.
- Ask and listen to the advice of mountain hut keepers and experienced mountaineers.
- Be prepaired for weather changes.
- Always stay on marked trails.
- Use always comfortable and strong shoes with ribbed sole.
- Always take a batery torch, lighter or matches and water with you.
- Take a small first-aid kit with you
- Take spare clothing, cap, protection against sun, rain and wind.
IF AN ACCIDENT OCCURS IN THE MOUNTAINS
- Administer first aid within the limits of you knowledge.
- Protect the injured person from heat-cold.
- Call the Mountain Rescue Service.
PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
- Name, surname, adress, telephone number of the person providing the information.
- Name, surname, adress, telephone number of the injured person.
- Details of the injuries sustained, and place where injury has occured.
- What has already been done and who else has been informed.
INFORMATION ABOUT AN ACCIDENT CAN PROVIDED TO
- Telephone 112 (ask for Mountain Rescue Service- Gorska služba spašavanje).
- Mountain Rescue Service information points.