Vis weekend – discovery & military tour -190€

The island of Vis besides  its natural beauty has very rich history

From the ancient times Vis is know as Greek polis. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Venetians, Austrians, French and British have all controlled Vis at different times.  Vis was intensively fortified from early 19th century, first by UK, then by Austro-Hungarian Empire and everybody else who controlled the island. Major naval battles took place in 1811 when the British defeated the French ( Sir W.Host) and in 1866 when Austrian forces trounced Italy ( Admiral Tegetthoff). During the Second World War the island was at different times under the control of Tito’s partisans and was 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 1998 that the island opened to foreign visitors.

Vis is recognized as a fortified island and his character as  a strategically important island is reflected by  the numerous of  forts, underground tunnels and military bases

Find out why Vis was  called  “Key of the  Adriatic”  and with proffesional guides explore this mysterious island!

The program  includes:

INFO:
Every activity is guided professional. Bring good shoes for walking. Helmets and lights are insured.

Group size : 6 -10 people

3 day Itinerary

DAY 1  ARRIVAL

Transfer from Vis harbour to Komiža. Arrival to the private accommodation, welcome drink, meeting the tour guides, program presentation and detailed arrangements. Dinner

DAY 2    FORMER  MILITARY AND  ROCKET BASE, TITO’S CAVE AND RAF’S    AIRPORT

Breakfast; Departure from Komiža, after a 20-minute drive we will reach cape Stupišće where a former cannon and rocket base is located. We will pass through the labyrinth of underground tunnels, see the remains of cannons and abandoned warehouses. After a tour of the rocket base Stupišće, we will continue driving to the next military tunnel ARK Vela glava. A tour of the tunnel, then ascend to the highest point of the island of Vis – point Hum 587. We will enjoy the view of the surrounding archipelago and town of Komiža. In the return, we will take a tour of the well-known Tito’s cave and hear all about the most significant historical events that have played here. Continuing  driving  through the inland  of the island, we will  visit the hamlet Talež  where we will explore former military  tunnels, loopholes and other military facilities. After Talež we will drive to the Plisko polje where we will  visit former RAF’s airport. Late lunch  at Roki’s in Plisko polje.Return  to Komiža the late afternoon hours.

DAY 3    VIS –   THE “KEY OF THE ADRIATIC”, NAVAL BATTLES AND ANCIENT TIME

Breakfast; Today we will explore  the north part  of the island. First we will visit tunnel located in the Red rocks. We will walk 30 meters through the tunnel and see facilities  used by the former Yugoslav Telegraphic Agency (TANJUG). We will continue driving to the submarine tunnel Parja, built in the  early 80’s of the last century. Sightseeing the tunnel and continuing driving  toward Vis town. The British and Vis –  Fort George III, Sir William Host , Fort Robertson, the Battle of Lissa (1811). After we have explored English forts and heard everything about famous naval battle we will concentrate on the ancient times and explore Vis  during the Greeks  and Roman Empire. Visiting Archaeological museum  and sightseeing the  Roman baths, mosaic pavements and Greek cemetary. Possibility  of  lunch in the town of Vis. Departure with afternoon ferry.

Months Operating: March, April, May. from 15th September, October, November

Price: from 190,00 EUR/person

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