Lufthansa offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Split, Croatia. From Split, a ferry (www.jadrolinija.hr) makes the two-hour trip to Vis at least once daily, but schedules vary according to time of year. Tickets cost around $8.
Ulica Vladimira Nazora 19, Vis Town
Four self-contained apartments occupying a perfect seafront location. Double rooms from $40.
The British hosts at this converted stone house take their guests out to explore the island by sea kayak, by bike and on foot. Rooms from $900 per week.
Pavlinoviceva 15, Komiza
Three apartments with private balconies set around a lovingly tended garden. Double rooms from $60.
Kralja Zvonimira 6, Split
Deservedly popular boutique hotel, ideal for those stopping over in Split before catching a morning ferry to the islands. Doubles from $150.
Don Cvijetka Marasovica 8, Vis Town
One of the island’s most celebrated restaurants, famed for its creative interpretations of classic Vis dishes. Entrees from around $9.
Gunduliceva 6, Komiza
Atmospheric restaurant where diners eat on a wooden platform directly over the sea. Lobster a specialty. Entrees from around $9.
1 Gunduliceva, Komiza
Another Komiza favorite, with outdoor tables overlooking the bay. Entrees from $4.
Viski Boj 4, Vis Town
Quality wood-fired pizzas, with great views of Vis harbor. Pizzas from around $10.
Blue Cave Tour
Tour agencies in Vis Town and Komiza offer daily trips to the Blue Cave on Bisevo, often combined with lunch on one of the island’s beaches. Tours cost around $26 per person.
The agencies’ other classic offering uncovers the island’s military installations. Expect to pay about $40 for a half-day tour.
Since there is limited public transport, hiring a bike from a travel agency gives you added freedom to explore. Expect to pay about $17 per day for a mountain bike, about $34 for a scooter.