The island of Vis really is a gem – a real jewel in the Adriatic that skilfully and respectfully combines tourism into the everyday fabric of the local community. An immaculately-maintained warren of historic streets at the ferry port of Kut belies the financial challenges and past historic struggles of its indigenous peoples. From young children to the older generation all were polite, friendly and respectful. It really is the most charming place imaginable. Kut, itself, offers a café and wine bar culture that sensitively spills out onto the pavements during the day but, towards evening, is host to a multitude of yachts anchoring alongside the harbour’s many dining areas.
The history of Vis combines numerous periods of diverse rule, which is reflected within the architecture of buildings and monuments throughout the island. The local museum at Kut houses a large number of ancient Greek artefacts, including several dozen amphorae lifted from a sunken ship in the harbour while, further around the island, forts and military remains are reminders of both British and foreign involvement or occupation.
Vis Island House is just a couple of minutes’ walk up through the cobbled streets from the harbour area and is completely safe, even after dark. The local supermarket, the bakeries, fruit and vegetable shops and other amenities are tastefully combined within the traditional architecture of the village. Everything necessary is available at Kut, even down to ‘zapping’ with your debit card. The house, itself, offers all mod-cons. The large family kitchen extends out into a cobbled courtyard and is completely safe for children. Extending over 3 floors, plus extra space again at the top of the house, Vis Island House is quietly sophisticated - the perfect place to stay.
If you are looking for peace / solitude and total getaway from reality VIS and the Robinson House are just perfect - this Island is so tiny and nothing to do but rest and read - swim in crystal clear waters - eat the most amazing food and fine wines - as a bonus if you like boats the harbour fills in the evening with sail boats - catermerans and cutters from all over the world, the House is so pretty and you do feel like a step back in time - almost a story book feel to the whole experience - for me the only down side was you have to walk (I hate walking) or take a scooter everywhere - but you see hardly anyone and empty roads - so much so the walking didn't bother me - I would rate our experience as 100 out of 10 - because it was simply perfect - and give 10 Stars to Medo and his team at Vis Special Tours
An absolutely wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and the photos don't do it justice! Booking couldn't have been easier and Maggie kept in touch all the time.
Vis is a super little island and I wouldn't hesitate to return