VIS DISCOVERY TOUR
WHY DID THE GREEKS, ROMANS, BYZANTINES, SLAVS, VENETIANS, AUSTRIANS, FRENCH AND BRITISH ALL CONTROL VIS AT DIFFERENT TIMES?
Vis was strategically significant in the Adriatic and was fought over in many naval battles.
The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Venetians, Austrians, French and British have all controlled Vis at different times. Major naval battles took place in 1811 when the British defeated the French and in 1866 when Austrian forces trounced Italy. During the Second World War the island was at different times under the control of Tito's partisans and played the important role of the British Military Mission Headquarters. After the war Vis became a military base to which access was strictly controlled and it was only in summer 1989 that the island opened to foreign visitors.
Tour of the island begins with historical explanations reaching back to ancient times until the present. We will learn more about the island of Vis and see all important sites.
Departure from Komiža or Vis town, a tour of Tito’s cave, island’s highest peak Hum (587m), former RAF airport and cricket field in Plisko poje, George III fort above Vis town, former military base Parja and submarine tunnel “Jastog” (Lobster). When we arrive to Vis town you will be able to see the remains of a Greek cemetary and Roman bath.
Komiža or Vis town
TYPE OF TOUR
History and adventure/ Off-road tour with Land Rover jeeps
4 hours approx.
Helmets and headlights
Each group 8 pax / Private tour on request
Please wear good shoes. Excursion is suitable for children above the age of 6.
WHAT YOU WILL VISIT:
FORMER RAF (ROYAL AIR FORCE) AIRPORT
GEORGE III FORT
SUBMARINE TUNNEL "JASTOG"
HIGHEST PEAK OF VIS ISLAND- HUM (PANORAMA VIEW)
FORMER MILITARY BASE "PARJA"