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 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), 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 ...
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blowing, especially westerlies or south westerlies, yachts should leave without
delay. It provides no adequate shelter from the sirocco either, since this ...
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, ...
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Winds:Do not underestimate the winds, especially bura
(bora) in the Gulf of Kvarner and the Velebit channel. Other winds are
more "lenient" but their strength varies in intensity from north to
south along the coast. For
example, the "Mistral" (Mistral) which is especially nice ...
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 ...
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La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge. Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...