The island of Vis is not one of the biggest island in the Adriatic Sea, but you are going to find so many small places that deserve your visit.
Rukavac village is one of them and we are on the southern side of the island. Rukavac is just 11 km away from Vis town and 17 km from Komiža town.
The village of Rukavac has numerous beaches all around it so, it is a popular place to stay for longer time. Come and stay with us at Victorious Viscovery and we will make sure that we will talk about those place and more. Here is a hint: if you mention a code RUKAVACisTHEbest1 I will be happy to give you 10% discount on anything that you reserve with us up until 31.07.2021. Deal?
Here is the list of activities we are going to do toghether when you come over here:
1. Do morning yoga and meditation on the rocks of Bili Bok
Those flat rocks on the most southern east side of the island of Vis form the spectacular scenery sites “at the end of the World” and offer you some of the best morning views over the Adriatic sea. With the sun rising up from your left you are greeted by the waves hitting the flat rocks of Bili Bok and when you find some shadow behind the cliffs you can immerse yourself into the stretching positions or meditation poses. You will feel the wind blowing and by the time two hours pass you will know what you want to do in the next ten years of your lifetime. Sometimes you will see the dolphins play around the sea right in front of you and you will hear their happiness. If you need any help with yoga lessons, let us know,our yoga instructors Maja, Sara, or Marina can help you with some best yoga private lessons.
2. Snorkel around the cliffs to the left of the Srebrna beach
Just jump into the water and go and swim to the left and you will find lots of fish and octopuses and crabs in those small holes all the way around. Try to touch the sea urchins and find the difference among the ladies and the gentlemen among all those black snowballs around the rocks. Make sure not to step on them. Snorkelling is great also all the way around the peninsula between the Srebrna and the Tepluš beach and to the left of the pier. Snorkelling is just so much fun.
3. Take a kayak and paddle all the way to the Green cave and island of Ravnik
One of the most beautiful sights on the island of Vis and the easiest to reach from the village of Rukavac is the island of Ravnik (=Flat island) where the capers are picked beginning of June every year. Those are the unopened flower buds of a spiny perennial shrub (Capparis spinose) and make a true gastronomic delicacy. They are mostly kept preserved with vinegar and will please just about everyone. On the southern side of the island of Ravnik is a very famous Green cave with two big entrances. Once inside the cave, you look up and from the hole above shines the sun, which forms an amazing green colour down in the sea. The swimming in the cave is precious.
4. Swimming on the beach of Srebrna
Srebrna beach has a wonderful translation in English language, Silver beach. There are two reasons to name this beach as a Silver one. First, it comes from the old times when the sea around the island of Vis was full of sardines and they were catching them with nets and pulling them out on the beaches and flat rocks of the Silver beach. When they were cleaning Sardines all the beaches were full of fish scales which shined silverishy and that is how they started calling this place Silver beach. The second reason is more romantic. There are always some waves in the Silver beach and when they hit the marvellous white stones on the beach, they form this amazing silverishy colour. You can decide which reason for the name is more suitable, but come and jump in the water and feel it yourself. Pine trees on the beach form a natural shade, you don’t even need a sunscreen lotion, and you can be on the beach for the whole day.
5. Wait with all the locals for the morning bread delivery
Luckily, Rukavac has no stores. But we have daily bread delivery which is in fact a local friend who brings bread, doughnuts, apple strudels, corn bread, full grain bread, croissants (and you can even decide whether you like chocolate or marmalade ones better) and more. While waiting for him to come (yes, he stops many times on the way to your position), you can take your time and talk to the locals and tourists and find out what is happening on their side of the village. You will find out who came home at what time, what is the best lunch dish that your neighbour had prepared in her lifetime, how many fish and what kind of fish this fishermen from down below got this morning and who’s wine is the best. You will find out also of how my children are well behaved and how I did not say hi to them the last time they have seen me. Moreover, you will find out that the water pressure is low nowadays and that it was not like that 50 years ago when we didn’t have the water at all. Believe me, it feels like 50 years ago waiting for that bread men to come.
6. Jump behind the Fabrika and swim to the other side of the bay
This is the place where the locals swim. Or in Partajun on the other side. A year ago the shortcut to Partajun was closed, and now behind the Fabrika is a popular place to come. Just jump in the water and then try to swim to the other side of the bay. When we were kids that seemed longer distance than it is today, of course, but believe me, the morning swims still feels the same. Laying down on the flat rocks right next to the pier is another amazing experience. Sea gulls might come and say hi and just once again you might hear two local women talking to each other about the third women that couldn’t make it that morning… You will understand that the time stops just when you want it to stop.
7. Come and swim the day away on the Tepluš beach
Flat rocks on one side and two pine trees on the other and white stones in between will make a perfect spot for you to come and relax in the afternoon. After the big fire in 1991 most of the pine trees were burnt down but two of them that stayed and they help us get some well needed shade on the hot summer days. You might need water shoes to enter the water. As kids we never needed water shoes at all, why is now getting harder and harder to enter the water? Well, the crystal clear water will wash all that worry away. When I was little we had Teplušbeach all for ourselves, but those were the times when this island was under the military regime and foreign people were not allowed to visit at all. Remember… once upon a time there was a tavern, where we used to raise a glass or two…remember how we laughed away the hours, think of all the great things we would do… Those were the days my friends…
Well, come my friends! Let us make memories! Rukavac is waiting for you. Let me tell you more about this beautiful place on the other side of the World. Call me on +385919058410 or send me and email on firstname.lastname@example.org