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Otok Vis

Otok Vis



Otok Vis is the largest island in W Croatia. It is located northwest of Korcula.
During the Second World War saw was the main base of the Navy of the Resistance. The British Special Forces commandos were also on the island, fighting the Germans with the Partisans.
Until the summer of 1989, foreigners were not allowed to Vis or surrounding islands, and could not sail within 300 m of their banks.
The town of Vis, founded by Greek tribes and located deep in a vast bay, lived its heyday in the first century AD, then in the nineteenth century through the export of wine and olive oil .
The island of Vis covers an area of 90.3 square kilometers and is 17 km long and 8 km wide. With the small nearby islands of Biševo, Jabuka and Svetac, it forms a small archipelago located about fifty kilometers from the Dalmatian coast.
The Vis channel (Viski kanal) separates the north-east of the island of Hvar.
Otok Vis
Otok Vis
Korcula- Vis
Otok Vis est la plus grande des îles à l'W de la Croatie. Elle est située au NW de Korcula.
Durant la seconde guerre mondiale Vis fut la base principale de la marine de la Résistance. Les commandos des Forces Spéciales Britanniques étaient aussi sur l'île, combattant les Allemands avec les Partisans.
Jusqu'à l'été 1989, les étrangers n'étaient pas autorisés sur Vis ou les îles environnantes, et ne pouvaient naviguer à moins de 300 m de leurs rivages.

La ville de Vis, fondée par des tribus grecques et située au fond d’une vaste baie, a vécu ses heures de gloire au Ier siècle après J.C., puis au XIXe siècle grâce à l’exportation de vin et d’huile d’olive.

L’île de Vis couvre une superficie de 90,3 km² et mesure 17 km de long sur 8 km de large. Avec les petites îles voisines de Biševo, Jabuka et Svetac, elle forme un petit archipel situé à une cinquantaine de kilomètres de la côte dalmate.
Le canal de Vis (Viški kanal) la sépare au nord-est de l’île de Hvar.

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Otok Svetac (Andrija)

Otok Svetac (Andrija), 305m high, lies 13 miles ESE of Otocic Jabuka and is generally steep-to. The coast of the island is rocky and reddish in color on the NW side. Its SW end is fronted by a few rocks. Hrid Kamik, a dark and jagged above-water rock, lies 0.7 mile W of the SW extremity ...
25 May 11

Otok Bisevo

Bisevo is located SW of Vis, 4 NM Komiza. This small inhabited island has an area of 5.8 sq. km. The highest point is Strazenica (239 m). The islanders live from fishing and agriculture.
On its shores steep, there are many caves, the most famous is the Blue Cave (18 m long, 6 m ...
24 May 11

Bisevski Kanal

Bisevski Kanal, 2.2 miles wide, leads between Otok Bisevo and Otok Vis. This channel, in good weather, can be used to advantage to shorten the route out of the Adriatic. However, in winter with strong winds and currents it is best avoided.
24 May 11

Otok Zirje (Sibenik)

Otok Zirje is the farthest and the largest island in the Sibenik archipelago.
It is long of 6,5 NM (NW/SE) and 1,4 NM wide.
The main village, Zirje, is located in the middle of the island. A small port, luka Muna, on the coast N of Zirje, home to the ferry that connects the ...
16 Aug 11

Otoci Pakleni

Plakeni islands, or Cursed Islands, are located at the W and S of Hvar town.

The islands are rocky, covered with bushes and trees. They are usually deserted, except in summer.
They offer many choices of moorings sheltered and there is a marina Palmizana.The islands'name ...
26 May 11

Otok Ciovo

Ciovo is an island in the center of the Dalmatian archipelago. This is an area of 28.8 acres (15.3 km length, width of 3.5 km). It culminates at 218 m (Mount Rudin).
O. Ciovo forms the SW side of the entrance and inner part of Kastelanski Zaliv.
At East side, Ciovo is 2km from ...
7 Aug 11

Luka Bisevska

Bisevska Luka is a cove in the W coast of Bisevo.
Suitable only as a temporary refuge from the bora. When other winds start blowing, especially westerlies or south westerlies, yachts should leave without delay.
It provides no adequate shelter from the sirocco either, since this ...
24 May 11

Rt Kobila Bisevo

A light is shown from the extremity of a small promontory, Rt Kobila, on the NE side of the island.
24 May 11

Uvala Balun Bisevo

Balun is a cove in the E coast of the island of Bisevo, just S after Hr Tocac .The famous Blue Cave (Modra spilja) is situated in this cove. At noon, when the sea is calm, sunrays penetrating into the cave through an underwater opening are reflected from the white bottom, ...
7 May 18

Rt Stupisce Vis

Rt Stupisce, marked by a light, is the SW extremity of the island.
Brdo Hum, 587m high, stands 2.5 miles NE of this point and is the summit of the island. This conspicuous peak is bare and surmounted by a signal station.
24 May 11

Luka Komiza Vis

The city and port, well sheltered, are located in the NE corner of Big Bay Komiza on the coast of W O. Vis.
The breakwater of the harbor is obvious with the light at its end.
Approaching from the N, go to the W of the island of Mali Barjak which carries a light.
NW are Plicina ...
24 May 11

Pakleni Kanal

Pakleni Kanal lies between Pakleni Otoci and Otok Hvar.
It is a deep and wide channel, with access at both ends, which leads to Luka Hvar.
This channel is frequented by small vessels with local knowledge and affords good shelter from the bora, although heavy squalls may be encountered.
The ...
30 May 11
Local Area

Splitsko-dalmatinska županija (Split-Dalmatia County)

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Split is situated on a peninsula between the part E of the Gulf of Kastela and the Split Channel.
The city is ...
4 Aug 11

Dalmacija (Dalmatie)

Dalmatia (Croatian Dalmacija, Italian Dalmazzia) is a coastal region of Croatia along the Adriatic, stretching from the island of Pag in the northwest, the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro) to the south East.
It extends 350 km along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea about 60 km wide, ...
28 Mar 11


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19 Aug 11

Adriatic East

Winds—WeatherBora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially ...
30 Jul 11

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

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Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
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