Croatia: Harbour of Vis
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Croatia: Harbour of Vis

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The harbour of Vis is the safest stay on this most outerly lying larger croatian island. Vis is also known as "Lissa". More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis_%28island%29

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A: Croatia, Vis: ruin of a residential house

by Ernst Michalek, 210 meters away

One of many ruins of residential houses in the city of Vis

Croatia, Vis: ruin of a residential house

B: Croatia, Vis / Komiza: typical residential house

by Ernst Michalek, 8.1 km away

Typical residential house in Komiza on island Vis

Croatia, Vis / Komiza: typical residential house

C: Croatia, Komiza: in front of the Kastel

by Ernst Michalek, 8.2 km away

Sunset in front of the Komiza Kastel, buildt in 16. century

Croatia, Komiza: in front of the Kastel

D: Croatia, Vis / Komiza: up on the jetty beneath the harbour

by Ernst Michalek, 8.3 km away

Up on the jetty beneath Komiza harbour on island Vis

Croatia, Vis / Komiza: up on the jetty beneath the harbour

E: Saint Clement Marina 1

by Sebastian Guzy, 20.2 km away

Saint Clement Marina 1

F: Saint Clement Marina 2

by Sebastian Guzy, 20.2 km away

Saint Clement Marina 2

G: Saint Clement (CRO)

by Sebastian Guzy, 20.6 km away

Saint Clement (CRO)

H: Hvar - Križna luka (Cross-harbor)

by Igor Adamec, 24.0 km away

Hvar - Križna luka (Cross-harbor)

I: Hvar - Franciscan Monastery

by Igor Adamec, 24.1 km away

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Hvar - Franciscan Monastery

J: Hvar Riva in the evening

by Igor Adamec, 24.1 km away

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