Rukavac is a quiet and picturesque place, formerly a fishing town and now a real tourist resort. It is 10 km from the town of Vis and 16 km from Komiza. Rukavac is located on the southeastern side of the island of Vis and is also the largest town and the safest harbour on the southern side of the island. In the immediate vicinity are numerous beaches, and the most famous is the "Srebrena" beach which is a natural pebble beach considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Dalmatia, numerous islands and islets of which the most famous is the island of "Ravnik" with the famous natural phenomena, "The Green Cave".
Until recently, Rukavac was a typical small Dalmatian fishing town, and today it is one the most famous tourist destinations in the island of Vis, foremost because of its beautiful beaches and its large offer of quality accommodation in private houses and apartments. A vacation in Rukavac is ideal for those who want to enjoy beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, beautiful natural surroundings in a true Mediterranean environment. The town offers the possibility of renting small motor boats which represents an ideal way for sight-seeing the nearby bays and islands.The sea is exceptionally rich with fish, so Rukavac also represents a favourite destination of underwater fishing on the island of Vis. The town has small port, a market and a restaurant where you can enjoy local gastronomic specialties and excellent Vis wine. Holiday accommodation is available in numerous, well equipped private houses and apartments.