Best sites to visit on a Blue Cave tour

Woe, there are so many…

But lets try to come up with a list of must see places.

The Blue Cave

Well, obviously…
The Blue Grotto or Blue Cave (Croatian: Modra špilja), is a waterlogged sea cave located in a small bay called Balun, on the east side of the island of Biševo and about 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) from Komiža, in the Croatian Adriatic. It is situated in the central Dalmatian archipelago, 5 km south-west of the island of Vis. The grotto is one of the best known natural beauty spots on the Adriatic and a popular show cave because of the glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day. Is it worth the time? I’d say yes. I love visiting the cave, even after so many times – there is always the “take my breath away” moment.

Fishing collection Komiža

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the collection of original items of boat and fishing equipment from Komiža, a large collection of 140 fishing knots, a collection of items related to fish processing and a replica of the famous Komiža boat – falkuša.

Botanical garden in Palmižana

Visit the place where in the 19th century the patrician Gianbattista Meneghello made medicinal preparations from rosemary and similar wild plants, and his youngest son Eugen has now created a widely known tourist haven for artists, celebrities, politicians and those who simply love and seek peace – in this, as Palmižana is called, paradise garden.

The view of Hvar town from fortress Fortica

High above Hvar, overlooking the red roofs and white-washed walls of the old town and the glistening turquoise waters of St Clements islands in the distance, lies the Tvrdava Fortica home to our favourite Hvar viewpoint. 

Originally the site of a 6th century Byzantine citadel, the Venetians eventually constructed the present-day fortress in the 13th century.

In 1571, the Fortress acted as shelter for locals after an invading Turkish army attacked and razed the town to the ground. It’s also been known as the Spanish Fort (Spanjola) as Spanish engineers worked on it during the 14th century.

Fortunately, the Fortress is now on far safer ground, and houses a small museum showing a collection of historical artefacts found on the seabed around Hvar.

The Fortica is easy to get to – just follow the signs from St Stephen’s Square, up the (many) stairs, before passing the town walls. From here, it’s a gentle, winding walk through the pine forests before arriving at the fortress entrance.

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