Vis Island activity holiday in Croatia

“This week on unspoiled Vis is both active and chilled. There's a range of easy going activities and it's totally flexible – do as much or as little as you like.”


Completely flexible itinerary | easy going activities suitable for all fitness levels | yoga available every morning | bikes always available | cycle to Komiža town | kayaking to Green Cave and Budikovac Island | snorkelling | beach picnics | kayak tour from Vis town to Rukavac Bay | day on tiny Brusnik Island | wine and local food tasting tours | optional: speedboat tour, scuba or free diving, military tour with land rovers around the island

Description of Vis Island activity holiday in Croatia

Vis Island, off the Dalmatian coast in Croatia, is an excellent base for an activity holiday, with clear seas, quiet beaches, unspoiled landscapes and a handful of tiny islands nearby hiding caves and secret restaurants. You won’t find many other tourists here, since Vis has limited capacity for visitors, and this makes it unique amongst Croatia’s islands, which can become very busy in summer. There are none of the trappings of mass tourism on Vis; no crowded beaches, heaving restaurants or nightclubs. Instead, Vis is the place for anyone in search of authentic Croatia, away from the busy Dalmatian coast.

This activity holiday is a week that works for all generations, and can be tailored to your interests. Enjoy simple pleasures like daily yoga, snorkelling, cycling and kayaking, and pack a book, too, so you can head to the beach and relax.

There is no fixed itinerary on this activity holiday; you can choose to do what you want, when you want. You might go cycling one day, take a boat trip to see the famous Blue Cave another day, and then opt to chill on the beach the day after that. We run two tours which you can choose to take, one exploring Vis’s military history via jeep and the other a tour in our speedboat, visiting some of the secret spots on the island that can only be reached by boat, including the Blue Cave on Biševo island and Stiniva beach. We offer – you decide!

There is yoga every morning for everyone, with an instructor to lead the session. We also include one rest day, so you’re completely free to use this as you please, perhaps picking an activity that’s outside of what we offer, like sailing, scuba diving or visiting some more remote islands, such as Brusnik, Svetac or Palagruža. All the activities are easy going and you can make this holiday as active as you want. There’s no need to be super sporty to enjoy this week. To guarantee your safety at all times, all the activities are guided by professional staff.

We want to make sure this week away is as relaxing as possible, from the minute you land at Split airport. We can arrange transfers from the airport to the ferry terminal and once you arrive on Vis, we take care of everything else.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made from 1st of May – 30th of October

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We support wildlife in our community by donating 1% of each booking to Blue World - researching dolphin organization. We have more than 400 dolphins in the area around the island of Vis, and Blue world organization track them every day. It's almost impossible to spent a day at sea without seeing dolphins, especially in spring time when the sea traffic is quieter than in summer. It's quite an experience to see wild dolphins swim around you, and we are aware how much they mean for a marine life.
We also plant our own vegetables in a completely "eco" way. Our vegetables don't contain a single drop of pesticide, just water and sun. In our vineyards it is the same situation, and the eco brand on every bottle is the evidence of hard work. Our guests are welcome to join in with watering and harvesting the grapes and vegetables every year, allowing them to see how we prepare this crop.
We organise cleaning of the beaches and underwater areas in our community. Since we are located on open sea, we have strong winter winds which brings us all sort of garbage. Every spring, volunteers are more than welcome to help us keep our beaches and underwater clean. Every year, with support of the town of Vis, we collect more than a 500 kilos of garbage in 5 different beaches in the Rukavac area. In this way, we help our island to stay clean on the land and underwater. Island Vis is one of the cleanest islands in middle Mediterranean area.

The Impacts of this Trip

Local taverns is a best way to get familiar with our way of preparing meals. With recommendation for our guests, we organize a wine and local meal tasting tours where you can see and try some of the oldest meals in Croatia.
Traveling around the world for us is a meaning of life and promoting our community, Island Vis and Croatia is a big amd very important thing. Ensuring rhe right promotion and learnig how other tourist buissines work on different continents make us comentent in our buissines.
Beside keeping island clean, we support "SVIMA" organization. In this community, kids from all over Croatia can learn about island history, old trades, how to preserve an ecologic on the island, they organize all sorts of workshops around the island and we provide them a free transportation on land or sea.
For us, working with kids is always special, especially when our mission is to return young people back on the island, and to provide them any sort of decent living in this part of paradise!


29 Reviews of Vis Island activity holiday in Croatia

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020 by

We loved the variety of activities on offer and enjoyed starting the day doing yoga under the scented pine trees. Kayaking into a quiet bay where we were the only visitors is a great memory. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020 by

We loved it - the weather was great, the hospitality lovely. The flexibility of Matko, Marina and family (and Matko's mum ) and Maja to look after us was really nice. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Sep 2020 by

This was one of the best family holidays we have ever had. We would definitely recommend to others but hope Vis stays a secret for as long as possible! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Sep 2020 by

Excellent - catered well for a mix of age groups & athletic abilities. Great way of seeing the island of Vis from 'local eyes'. But the best wait is not having to think about anything ... just trust Matko's recommendations. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Oct 2019 by

There are beautiful beaches nearby and the crystal clear blue of the Adriatic Sea made swimming every day a must. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by

The island of Vis itself. The place and people and accommodation and food were all excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019 by

The most exciting part of the holiday was going for a sunset walk around the cliffs from diamond beach to silver beach and watching the sunset. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019 by

We loved the kayaking, hiking, bike riding, scuba diving. The food was delicious and the local restaurants were also great. It was a wonderful way to discover Viz. The hosts really made us feel at home. It was a wonderful holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019 by

The most exciting part of the holiday was kayaking. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Sep 2019 by

The most exciting part of the trip was spending so much time in or on the sea, and seeing so many beautiful beaches. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019 by

The best part of the holiday was being on a beautiful island - eating local home cooked food & having all activities planned for you - sheer bliss! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019 by

We had the most amazing holiday in Vis. Viktorija and her team made sure that everything was smooth. We were totally immersed in the Croatian culture. The activities were very well organised and we had fantastic group leaders. The food was amazing and wholesome. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019 by

For the short time we were there, we were really able to relax. We were treated like one of the family, it was such a welcoming and warm environment. We made new friends and did not want to leave! Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2019 by

The island was beautiful. Its history intriguing, nature and wildlife diverse. Our holiday had something for us all. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer...... Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2019 by

We were bowled over by the beauty of the island and the incredibly generous hospitality of Matko and his family, which really makes this holiday unique, and we certainly came back feeling completely relaxed and that we had laughed a lot and made new friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jul 2019 by

The whole week was excellent. Matko and Maja and Matko's family were all so welcoming that we felt like we were guests at a friend's house. The yoga in the mornings was a really nice way to start the day and the activities during the day -whether kayaking to the Green Cave or cycling to Komiza or cycling the back roads were great Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2019 by

The whole holiday was sensational. Matko is a genius host - he and his family made us feel very welcome. We liked the ongoing choice to be active or to relax and unwind Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019 by

We loved the beaches within walking distance as well as the boat ride around the island to see the spectacular scenery. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019 by

Matko and the team looked after us well, and it was a lovely house to stay in (off the beaten track). The island of Vis is so beautiful, with plenty of snorkelling and swimming opportunities. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2018 by

We had a most thoroughly enjoyable ten days staying with Matko, Maja and Matko’s mother Zora...Possibly the most memorable (moment) might be whizzing off almost as soon as we arrived to watch the last cricket match of the season of the Sir William Hoste Cricket Club! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by

We enjoyed the boat trip down the coast, as the views were gorgeous; the sites were interesting; and the swimming stops were fun. Yoga in the woods in the morning, with a terrific instructor, was memorable. So, too, was the opportunity to walk to the beach to swim each day, and to be able to bike from the apartment, on a variety of routes... Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2018 by

It was a wonderful holiday. The beach location was perfect. Matko and his family were very welcoming. Maia was really helpful in planning activities every day. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2018 by

The holiday was utterly delightful. I received a warm and friendly welcome from the hosts Matko and Marina, who made me feel like part of the family, providing wonderful home cooked food, and equally wonderful company. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2018 by

10 out of 10. Beautiful beaches, Crystal clear sea, fantastic views, wonderfully peaceful, excellent hosts, great accommodation, fun and interesting activities, and lots and lots of really well cooked home food. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2018 by

Impossible to pick out one highlight, it was a blissful week with a perfect balance of activities and relaxation. Matko and family made us feel part of their lives and did everything to fit the activities and set the pace around what worked best for us. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2018 by

Excellent, thoroughly enjoyable. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2018 by

The most memorable part of the trip was the food cooked by our host and kayaking, as well as the trecking to Stiniva beach. Daily yoga lessons were a highlight of our day. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2016 by

For us the most memorable part of the holiday was that we were treated like friends rather than paying guests, showing us the culture, history, sights and wildlife of the Island. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2015 by

A fantastic, varied holiday that we both enjoyed very much. Read full review

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