Blue Cave (Modra Špilja), island of Biševo
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Blue cave or Blue Grotto (Modra Špilja) is situated in the Balun bay on the small island of Bisevo, near the island of Vis. It is one of 26 caves on this small island and one of the most famous caves on the Mediterranean. This small but amazing cave was formed is formed in limestone, by the action of water. It is 24 meters long, 14 meters high and 12 meters deep, so you can clearly see the bottom and the fishes. The cave, with its natural entrance, was accessible only by diving, but back in 1884 Baron Eugen von Ransonet, who first described it, suggested to make an artificial entrance above the sea level. So it was made an entrance big enough for small boats to enter, that measures 1.5 meters high and 3 meters wide.
Spectacular shades of blue
The Blue cave is famous for its magical shades of blue. In the morning the light reflects through the water from the white bottom of the cave, creating captivating aquamarine light with grotto looking spectacular and silvery. The only cave that shares this amazing phenomenon with the Blue Cave on the Mediterranean is the Blue Grotto, the island of Capri’s (Italy) biggest tourist attraction. So if you are planning a vacation in Dalmatia, don’t miss the chance to visit this enchanting place and to admire its beauty. As the island has 26 caves, cave lovers will for sure enjoy the visit. Other then the Blue Cave, we recommend a visit to the Monk Seal Cave and the Green cave (Zelena špilja), which is bigger and it shines a different light. 🙂
The tours for visiting the cave are organized from the nearby islands of Hvar and Vis, but you can also take organized full-day boat trips to Hvar or Vis including the tour to the Blue Cave from Split, Bol, Makarska and from other famous nearby destinations. The ideal moment for visiting the cave is in the morning, from 09:00 till noon. Swimming is not allowed in the cave. The tour costs 40 kunas which little less than 6 euro.