Blue Cave - Biševo Island
Croatia has over 1.200 islands and islets scattered in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. Each island is unique with its own history, culture, and natural beauty.
The influence of coastal waves and winds has favored the creation of many diverse natural forms, including caves easily accessible from the sea surface. One of the most beautiful and famous caves is the Blue cave on Island Biševo.
Island Biševo, located just 5 kilometers southwest of the Island of Vis and it’s the most remote inhabited island in the Adriatic Sea. Archaeological findings confirm that the island has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as well as in ancient Greek and ancient Roman times.
Island was always famous as the best place for fishing because the sea surrounding the island is rich with fish and sea life and then the Blue cave took all that fame for its self.
The beauty of Blue Cave was known only to local fishermen’s and it was hidden from the eyes of the world till 1884 when Austrian painter, explorer, and speleologist Baron Eugen Ranssonet discovered it on the island of Biševo. He published his discovery in the Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse, August 7, 1884.: Die blaue Grotte der Insel Busi.
This discovery aroused the huge interest of the Austrian public in the natural beauties of the coast and islands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. By some people, the Adriatic phenomenon - the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo surpasses in its beauty a similar cave, known as the Grotta Azzura on the island of Capri, which was considered the most beautiful in the world.
In the morning, as you leave the summer light and enter the tunnel inside of the cliff, you soon encounter the deep blue beauty that illuminates us from the sea, the color that turns all objects and bodies into liquid silver.