VIS MILITARY TOUR
FIND OUT WHY VIS WAS CALLED "KEY OF THE ADRIATIC"
Vis Island holds many historic secrets, from the time of Diomedes, Platon and Issa to Vis marked by English presence on the Adriatic sea, at the times of being part of Francis Josephs's empire, to becoming the base of commands of Tito and resistance partisans. Fortresses, military subways and labyrinths of tunnels.
But, some of the most attractive are the military tunnels dug throughout the island after 1945 when the island was a major military base for Yugoslav army. There are over 30 different military objects scattered across the island: One of the most attractive is the missile base at Stupišće point near Komiža. It was a huge base for land-sea missiles with impressive tunnel and bunker complex to be on alert in case of invasion.
A TOUR OF TITO’S CAVE, THE HIGHEST PEAK HUM (587 M), FORMER ATOMIC MISSILE COMAND ARK VELA GLAVA & THE FORMER ROCKET BASE STUPIŠĆE – THE LARGEST BASE ON VIS ISLAND
Departure from Komiža or Vis, 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 – Hum peak (587 m). We will enjoy the view of the surrounding archipelago and town of Komiža and visit the small church St. Spirit. By return, we will take a short walking tour of the well-known Tito's cave.
Komiža or Vis town
TYPE OF TOUR
History and adventure/ Off-road tour with Land Rover jeeps
3-3,5 h approx.
Helmet and headlight
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:
THE LARGEST AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EX MILITARY BASE - ROCKET BASE "STUPIŠĆE"
HIGHEST PEAK OF VIS ISLAND - HUM (PANORAMA VIEW)
FORMER ATOMIC MISSILE COMAND - ARK VELA GLAVA