The most distant bigger island in the group of Middle -
Dalmatian islands. It is placed 45 km from
the main land, and 8
km wide Vis channel divides it from the island Hvar.
of the island is 90 km2, and the surface of the Vis archipelago
(Palagruza, Bisevo, Sv. Andrija, Budikovac, Jabuka, Brusnik,
etc.) is about 100 km2.
The length of the coast of Vis is about
75 km. Vis is connected to Hvar, Split and Ancona in the summer
by regular ferry lines.
island Vis appertains to the Adriatic type of Mediterranean
climate characterised by hot,
dry summers and mild, humid
winters. Average annual temperature is over 16° C.
summer temperature is a grade or two lower than the coastal
temperature, and a grade or two higher in the winter. Average
annual precipitation quantity is ca 800 mm per m2, a bit less
than on the neighbouring islands and the main land. Due to its
geological structure, the island has
more fresh water springs
than the neighbouring islands.