Island of Vis natural beauties

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Natural beauties of the Island of Vis
Jabuka is, together with Brusnik, an island of volcanic structure and an interesting cone-like shape. It is located on the open sea and due to its form and steep shores is barely approachable. Although very small, it is full of endemic flora and fauna species and is a favourite habitat for open sea birds.
Brusnik is a small volcanic island located 13 km from Komiža. Volcanic islands in Dalmatia are a rarity as the entire shore and islands are exclusively made of limestone. There is a beautiful beach on the island with dark pebbles. "Those who approach it in a small boat used to see the bright outlines of stoney shores, the dark outlines of this island emerged in a water desert appear really mysterious. In the past, Brusnik played an important role in the life of Komiža's fishermen who sailed around the island and found shelter there. From those times the remains of small pools still exist there in which captured lobsters were kept. Brusnik today is a habitat for seabirds, rabbits and a particular endemic lizard subspecies that only exists on this island.
The island of Svetac or St. Andrew, located 14 nautical miles from Komiža, is one of the Adriatic islands that was once inhabited but which no longer is. The sea surrounding the island is abundant with fish and colonies of a number of rare bird species can be found on the rocks of the north-western parts. On one of the island's peaks Byzantium and prehistoric remains can be found proving the existence of inhabitants on the island even a thousand years ago.
The Blue Cave is located on the island of Biševo. With regard to its geomorphologic characteristics the cave is particularly interesting and represents a typical limestone structure. The special attractions in the cave are the distinctive light effects created by the fracture and reflection of sun rays from the sea bottom. The cave today is a favourite tourist destination.
The Monk Seal Cave is located on the island of Biševo and has special geomorphologic characteristics. Its aperture onto the sea's surface is relatively large, but it gets steadily smaller towards the interior. The cave is 160 metres long and the end is incredibly narrow and low terminating in a small beach. This cave was the habitat of one of the most endangered mammals in the world - the Mediterranean monk seal, an extremely rare type of seal. After a long period of the almost complete absence of this extremely beautiful animal from our part of Adriatic, in the last years we have had the rare chance to meet it again. For this reason, it is not so surprising that we look forward ward to the return of these former inhabitants to the Cave.
The Palagruža archipelago is the most distant group of Croatian islands and from the group, the islet of Galijula marks the most southern point of Croatian territory. Palagruža is characterized by its extremely dry climate with only a very small quantity of rainfall. Thanks to this a specific type of vegetation has developed here. Besides the endemic plants, numerous endemic animal species have found their habitat here as well. In order to make up the lack of moisture, these animals and plants, besides their numerous other adaptations, make use of the humidity produced by the dew that appears in Palagruža in large quantities.
The cave on the island of Ravnik is well known as a Green Cave. It is a cave formed by means of abrasion with two entrances and an aperture on the top through which light enters reflecting colours from the sea bottom painting its walls green. In the period of the Second World Ware,smaller warships also found shelter here.
Stiniva Bay is located on the southern part of the island of Vis. It is approachable from the sea through a narrow passage after which the bay broadens and ends in a beautiful beach. There is no road leading to the bay and for this reason it has managed to preserve its natural beauty.