Hum (island of Vis)

Hum (island of Vis)

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 42.75151°N / 16.86076°E
Additional Information County: island of Vis
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 1926 ft / 587 m
Sign the Climber's Log


Hum (587m) is the highest peak on the island of Vis. Unfortunately leadership to top is not available because there is the military facility which should not be approached. Control point of HPO (Croatian mountineering tour) is the Chapel of Saint Spirit in the vicinity.
Hum - chapel of Saint SpiritHum - chapel Sveti duh

Getting There

Vis, Biševo, Svetac(Saint), Brusnik, Jabuka(Apple) and Palagruža make the outmost, pelagic, string of the middle Adriatic islands.
Location of  Vislocation of island Vis
nautic map Svetac Bisevo Visnautic map Svetac Biševo Vis
shematic map of island Visshematic map of islands Vis and Biševo
map of island Vismap of island Vis 1
map of  island Vis 2map of island Vis 2

Red Tape

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Mountain house and camping

Mountain house Svet Andrija (St. Andrew) (267 m) is located exactly at the top that dominates the redundant port of Vis. It is a former military facilities for hiking needs of members arranged by HPD Hum from Vis. The house has a range of drinks, and there is a possibility of overnight stays. INFO Open: negotiable Stocked: drink Places to Bed: 14 Manages: HPD Hum, Vis Information: Željko Arnautović tel.: 098/98-03-330, 021/711-487, 021/711-736 Access to the vehicle leads to the house poor dirt road that is not recommended for driving, so that Vis is also the nearest place until it can reach the vehicle. Time of ascent: Vis - mountain house St Andrew 1:30 h
mountain haus Saint Andrewmountain house Sveti Andrija
view on Vis from Saint Andrewview on Vis from mountain house Sveti Andrija
military tunnel in Vis baymilitary tunnel in Vis bay
Vis by nightVis 1
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From the chapel of St. Spirit you can see Komiža, islands Svetac(Saint) and Biševo and cliff Jabuka(Apple).
view on Komiza from Humview on Komiža from chapel Sveti Duh
Komiza 1Komiža
panorama of Komiza and Humpanorama of Komiža and Hum


N 43 ° 2 '7.9''E 16 ° 6' 55.1''


Metal stamp is built into the right door of the chapel of St. Spirit.


Podašpilje - Woman head (Žena glava) - Tito's cave - St. Spirit on Hum 1:25 h Komiža - St. Spirit on Hum 2:00 h Vis - Woman head - Tito's cave - St. Spirit on Hum 3:30 h By Hum you can easily get asf. road from the village Žena glava (Woman head). In addition to the markings leading to the chapel of St. Spirit to Podašpilje, Vis and Komiža by almost all the island's roads were carried out hiking markings that provide countless hiking opportunities.

Maps and guides

Torist and trekking map Vis island - Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) Tourist-mountaineering guidebook - Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS)



Tito's cave

On the way out Podašpilje valid Vis or visit Tito's cave hidden on the slopes of Hum. These are two small caves undecorated, partially walled in entrance, where Josip Broz Tito and partisan leadership secretly spent several months during the Second World War (1944). To cave there is access road of 275 steps. The caves can be seen without additional lighting.
Tito s cave 1Tito's cave 1
Tito s cave 2Tito's cave 2

Stiniva bay

Stiniva bay is well known nature monument, whose deeply recessed beach is closed with two high rocky gate leaves, appear impressive cliffs.
beach Stiniva 1Stiniva bay
beach Stiniva 2beach Stiniva
sea passage to beach Stiniva 1sea passage to beach Stiniva 1
sea passage to beach Stiniva 2sea passage to beach Stiniva 2

Blue cave (Modra špilja) on the island of Biševo

Blue cave(Modra špilja) on the island of Biševo is protected by law as nature monument. There occurs rare phenomenon when about noon, on calm sea days, the sunshine enters through its natural opening, reflect from the white bottom and illuminate the cave walls with blue, and object in the sea with silverfish light.
Blue cave on island Bisevo 1 Blue cave on the island of Biševo 1
Blue cave on island Bisevo 2Blue cave on the island of Biševo 2

Green cave(Zelena špilja) on the island of Ravnik

The islet of Ravnik, protected as significant landscape, hides at its southern part an unusual cave with two exits towards the sea and one opening in the ceiling. The sunshine rays that enter the cave create a magic green-light effect after whic the cave has been named-Green cave(Zelena špilja). Green cave is a geomorphplogic monument of nature and genuine attraction for divers and tourists.
Green cave on RavnikGreen cave on the island of Ravnik 1
Green cave on Ravnik 2Green cave on the island of Ravnik 2
Green cave on Ravnik 3Green cave on the island of ravnik 3

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