The furthest island from mainland Split, Vis is halfway to Italy and a popular stop for those sailing the Adriatic, though remains less crowded than the larger islands. Despite carrying the accolade of one of the beast beaches in Europe, Stiniva beach doesn't attract the same hoards - partly due to the fact the horseshoe, white-pebbled cove is obscured from view from passing boats and largely due to the difficulty in accessing it. Choose between descending a narrow, cliff-clutching path or hop aboard a small vessel from neighbouring Rukavac. When you tire of the beach, climb Mount Hum for views of Italy across Komiža bay. Come dinner, Konoba Jastožera is widely cited as securing Vis' reputation as the culinary hub of Croatia. Head to this old lobster pothouse for catch of the day grilled, creamed, steamed or paired with a hearty portion of linguine.