Vis Gay Travel
Is gay travel to Croatia safe? Should you visit the Vis Blue Caves? These answers plus essential Vis gay travel information below in this wolfyy guide to the Croatian island with a little bit of everything.
The Gay Travel Experience: Vis, Croatia
I visited Vis while taking a sailing trip with a group of some old and new gay friends! We arranged a private boat that set sail in Dubrovnik and made its way around different islands for a week.
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Vis Experiences for the Gay Traveler
I walked through these streets both during the day and night. The apartment entrances look like something out of a magazine! Closer to the waterfront there are many small shops selling high-end gifts and art as well.
Vis is famous for cave tours. These are the beautiful images of glowing water you find all over Instagram. You can arrange a tour with one of the local agencies to see the green cave and/or the blue cave. Entrance to the blue cave is only possible if the sea is not too rough, but the other sites are accessible all the time.
There are beautiful rock formations for cliff diving around the island. Make sure to spend a bit of time a Stiniva Beach. The water is clear and it is a great scenic, secluded spot.
Gay Travel Safety in Croatia
Many locals do support homosexuality and equal rights for LGBT individuals. Homophobic comments can be made in any country, but gay travelers in Croatia should still make sure they are in a safe environment before displaying any affection.
Vis Bars & the Gay Nightlife Experience
Spend some time at Lambik for cocktails. Lambik has an incredible ambiance. It feels like a little castle! Beautiful original stonework and inviting lighting make this bar stand out in my mind as one of the cutest places to visit in Vis. They have an indoor-outdoor seating area and the prices are more than reasonable.
There are no specific “gay bars” or gay clubs in Vis, although it is possible you may come across some gay travelers while exploring the island!
Vis Gay Travel Tips
I stayed on a shared sailboat while visiting Vis, so I won’t be able to recommend any specific hotels. However, if you are not staying on a boat, then definitely look for a cozy spot in one of the adorable residential streets that are not too far from the port.
If you’re taking part in a gay sailing trip as I did, make sure to bring some anti-nausea medicine! The water in the port was quite rough the day and night I stayed in Vis; I got a little seasick! Luckily there are several pharmacies nearby if you forget. Note that not every island has a pharmacy, so if you’re going to a smaller island, prepare yourself!
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How Expensive is Croatia?
So yes, Croatia is expensive in relative terms. Cheap food is hard to come by, but there are still some pizzerias where you can get a medium sized personal pizza for the equivalent of ten Euros.
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Gay Life in Croatia & LGBT Rights
Croatia provides a wealth of protections to the LGBT community, however gay life in Croatia for locals is not exactly easy. Most local Croatians keep their sexuality hidden from the public eye out of fear of discrimination. They do not usually express their identity openly. Hate speech has been on the rise against LGBT individuals and Serbs prior to 2017, according to reports compiled that year on the issue.
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