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Blue Cave (Modra Spilja)

Island of Vis, Croatia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Modra spilja (The Blue Cave), located in a small cove of Balun on the island of Biševo.The cave itself is 24 meters long, 10–12 meters deep and up to... more » Owner description: Modra spilja (The Blue Cave), located in a small cove of Balun on the island of Biševo.The cave itself is 24 meters long, 10–12 meters deep and up to 15 meters high, while the entrance to it measures 1.5 meters high and 2.5 meters wide.In the year 1884. baron Eugene von Ransonnet described and depicted it. On his suggestion the entrance to the cave has been enlarged, making it this way accessible to the entire world. The cave has two entrances: the smaller one artificially widened and deepened so that the boat could sail through, and the wider one, located at the southern part of the cave – the underwater passage, through which the magical game of the light and water is performed…Depending on the season, the ideal moment to visit the cave is between 9 and 13 o’clock in the morning. « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The five of us went today with Adrian from Atlas tours from Hvar town to see three caves and visit lovely coves and beaches on a speed boat. We had a great guide with good English and the kids really enjoyed cave diving and cliff jumping. The blue cave was ' sharp intake of breath' gorgeous, almost a cerulean blue... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is worth visiting, as the site is amazing – the play of colors and lights is just breath-taking. HOWEVER it can be so overcrowded inside the small cave one can hardly see anything from cameras fleshing, and a boat can tip over. This is surely must see attraction that asks for a better organization of both boats and visitors.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Most tourists arrive via boat tours, but you can definitley charter your own boat for the day if you have enough interested people. Definitley go for a swim in cave, take in its majestic blue glow, and if you plan ahead, snap some pics with your waterproof camera!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We can confirm all the comments that have been written, this is quite exceptional and something with a rare beauty. For us this has been balanced by the fact that many tourists want to get to this spot and hence you need to be prepared for a visit limited to 5 - 10 mins. Leaving from Comiza we took a... More

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Split, Croatia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Well, I am visiting this natural beauty every year, since I live in Split, so every summer, with my friends I come back when sailing. The Cave is illuminated from openings, just below and at the water level, adding a blue glow to the cave and water. The entrance is quite low, but amazing feeling.

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As I said in the title; Blue Cave is truly a magical place! The way that the sunlight plays with the sea water, penetrating through the only crack into the cave are reflected in the sea, creating incredible light effects is truly unique experience you just have to live to tell! I honestly and warmly recommend you visit this fairytale... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Worth a visit. Went just after mid day and the colour in the cave was amazing. Guy waiting in boat to charge 40 kn per person to enter. He is not always there so you may get a freebie. The bay is too deep to anchor if arriving on own boat. Can use small boys to secure boat before using... More

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I took tour to blue cave. It was beautiful weather. But I got speed boat so I needed light jacket. Anyway, water was very clear and blue. Absolutely beautiful sky blue water on the way to blue cave. Blue cave is small, but it was first time for me to visit there and was very mysterious and amaizing! This tour... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The blue cave has a nice feel to it, but I wouldn´t recommend it for claustrophobics.The entrance is very low and you have to duck in the boat. The blue light is very beautiful though, and I enjoyed the experience.

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northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

On seeing the entrance to the Blue Cave we didn't know how our boat was going to get through - the dinghies coming out were tiny and we were on a much bigger one! We had to crouch right down into the boat to avoid being decapitated as we edged through the narrow entrance, but once in, we could sit... More

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