Walking along the goats' paths marked as walking trails, you can reach any point on the island of Vis, in 3 hours. On this way, the dimensions and the shape of the island, as well as the dense net of its trails, asphalt paths and roads, enable each walker and passenger to explore part of the unwritten past of numerous Vis walkers for himself.
There are no venomous snakes or spiders on the island, but still, you should not disturb the silver and grey Balkan Whip Snakes whilst resting on tanks or ruthlessly destroy the Cross Spider's web when it blocks your way in the forest. Passing through some abandoned vineyard try to stay calm if you meet the Vis' Four-lined snake, a rare and beautiful example of a European snake. Harmless for people although fatal for the striped field mouse, the four-lined snake is a symbol of modest enjoyment of nature.
Rosemary, sage, and wormwood will stick to your legs and you must wear knee-length socks.
Even if summer is not the right season to walk through Vis' forest, the late afternoon's tour in search of blackberries on the hill or the chance of seeing the sunset from the terrace of George's fortress will be pleasant enough although perhaps in a slightly weaker form.
Stončica Bay: 1,5 h, George and Bentinck fortresses: 40 min, Podselje: 1 h Oključna: 2 h, Žena Glava: 1,45 h, Komiža: 3 h walk
List of walking trails on the island of Vis
VIS – KUT – ZLO POLJE – UVALA STONČICA
The path starts from the ferry port and goes along the waterfront to the ancient part of the town Kut.
VIS – SV. KRIŽ – VINO POLJE – ČAJNO POLJE – ŽENA GLAVA – TITOVA ŠPILJA – HUM
The path starts from the ferry port and goes along the waterfront to the post office and the marine police station.
VIS – KUT –ČUNKOVICA – TIHO BRAĆE POLJE – UVALA MILNA
The path starts from the ferry port, leading first along the waterfront to the old part of the town Kut, it continues south through the wide valley uphill to the saddle on which there is an intersection of five old macadam roads.
VIS - KUT – ČUNKOVICA – LJUBIŠĆE - PODSTRAŽJE – BRGUJAC – UVALA ZAGLAV
The path has the same start point as the path 3. Having passed the crossroad, go sharply left and after 50-100 meters you will reach the right branch of the good path, heading down to the edge of the field.
VIS – SV.KRIŽ – PODSELJE – LOKVA – RUKAVAC – RT POLIVALO
The path has the same start point as the path 2. Shortly after the road branch for the Chapel of St. Cross (Sv. Križ) there is another branch of the derelict road which will take you to the village Podselje.
VIS – VINO POLJE – PLISKO POLJE – UVALA RUDA
The path starts the same way as the path 2. From the Chapel of St. Kuzma continue following the macadam road along beautiful vineyards– Vino polje.
VIS – VINO POLJE – PLISKO POLJE – UVALA STINIVA
The start of the path is the same as the one of the path 6, up to the way mark of Marina Zemlja.
VIS – BRATOSAVAC – ČAJNO POLJE – ŽENA GLAVA – HUM
The path starts from the Medical Centre in Vis. At its west side after 50m on the left the path follows the paved stone street.
VIS – VELA GLAVA – ŽENA GLAVA – HUM
In the road from Vis to Komiža after 800m there is a left branch to Milna, Plisko Polje...
VIS – KORITA – GOLETOVO BRDO – ŽENA GLAVA – HUM
Take the bus to the village Korito. Opposite the bus station there is a branch of asphalted road which soon becomes derelict macadam road.
VIS – OKLJUČNA
Following the road from Vis to Komiža, after 2 km you will reach branch of an asphalted road, keep following it for about 1,5 km. Asphalted road becomes the macadam one which leads to the village Oključna.
VIS – KUPINOVAC – HUMAC – DONJA POLJICA – GORNJA POLJICA – VIS
Starting from Medical Centre in Vis, the path turns right behind the church, and goes up the narrow aslant lane.
VIS – ROGAČIĆ – UVALA PARJA
This path goes north along the Vis waterfront following asphalted road along the coast to Stonca bay. Afterwards it follows the macadam road which heads upwards to a small saddle, where you have to turn left and pass through the village Rogačić to Parja bay.
KOMIŽA – SV.MIHOVIL – PECE – ZAGREBENJE – KOMIŽA
This path follows the road from Komiža to Vis. On the first sharp corner the path continues straight upwards, and after the water-well it goes on in bends to the saddle with a Chapel of St. Mihovil on.
KOMIŽA – ZAGREBENJE – OKLJUČNA
The path starts from the Komiža waterfront following the Fishermen's street (Ribarska ulica) .After number 82 it turns right to the street Don Mihovil Pavlinović, and goes straight upwards.
KOMIŽA – SV.BLAŽ – DRAGODID – RT BARJACI
The path starts the same way as the path 15. After branching, on the right side there is a path to Oključna, while our path goes left to the saddle on which there is a Chapel of St Blaž.
KOMIŽA – DRAGODID – ŠIROKO BRDO – ZAGREBENJE – KOMIŽA
The path starts same as the path 15. Passing the Chapel of St. Blaž the path goes on down to the valley where it joins the twisty macadam road which goes upwards to the saddle with a very big alignment.
KOMIŽA – BONOVO – RT BARJACI
This path starts above the parking area of the hotel Biševo.
Biševo - Staza 2
The path starts near the school in the village Polje and it heads across the village Gornja Salbunara to the sandy bay Salbunara.