Dear visitors, during your stay on the island of Vis you
have a unique opportunity to see the archeological monuments
of the City of Vis, that had developed on the ruins of the
ancient Issa, the first urban centre of Croatia.
We especially recommend you to visit the Museum of Vis
situated in the Austrian fortress “Gospina batarija”.
Besides the museum, you can also see the archeological
excavations that are still researched.The archeological
excavation Martvilo is situatedbehind the sports centre and
represents the only old Greek cemetary in Croatia.
this, if you walk along the sea coast, in approximately 5
minutes you can catch sight of another archeological
excavation of the Roman thermae (public baths) from the
1.-2. century A.D..
If you continue walking, you will reach the church and the
monastery of the Franciscans Conventuals, whose monastery
complex from the 15th centurywas built on the ruins of the
ancient theatre. The remains of the theatre can be seen in
the monastery garden, while the walls contain the remains of
the stone monuments of the ancient Issa. By the sea coast
around Prirovo, the remains of the harbour buildings and the
harbour of the ancient city, that is presently under the
water, can be observed.