About us

Charming spot on the South of Vis Island

Ariena House is located in Rukavac on the southeastern part of the island, 10 km from the island’s main town (also called Vis) and 16 km from another harbour town, Komi┼ża. Rukavac is the largest settlement in the southern part of the island that was once a typical fishing village. Today’s Rukavac, thanks to the development of tourism on the island and its proximity to beautiful beaches and natural phenomena, has become one of the favourite tourist spots on the island.

Near Rukavac is Silver beach (Srebrna) which is named after the silver shine of its large pebbles during moonlight. Srebrna is a beautiful pebble beach special for their unusual and large pebbles, crystal clear waters and the deep shade of pine forests.

In addition to Srebrna, near Rukavac there is a sandy beach cove called Milna and one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the island of Vis, Zaglav, only a few hundred meters from Milna.

Looking out to sea from the bay is a smaller island, Ravnik, which is known for a stunning natural phenomenon, its famous Green cave. In the village, you can rent a boat excursion to the island of Ravnik, explore its beautiful beaches, or go to a pair of islands, Mali (little) and Veliki (big) Budihovac. On the southern coast of the island is Stiniva, a beautiful cove accessible either by hiking down the cliff behind the beach, or by boat through the entrance to the cove, which is only around 5 metres wide.
In Rukavac there are shops and restaurants offering excellent food made from fresh, locally-sourced produce.

Rukavac enjoys the Mediterranean climate, and Ariena house offers accommodation in two apartments, Studio Mona and Ambra.

Our property is a creative and inspiring environment that is in evidence from the interior design of the apartments and in the carefully maintained garden surrounding the house. The garden is rich with fragrant Mediterranean herbs, flowers and trees. Mottled with numerous paths, roads and stairs that lead to different levels, benches and charming corners and to masonry barbecues and outdoor showers that are available to our guests.

The apartments are furnished with carefully selected furniture, decorated with creative details, and everything is selected to make our guests feel comfortable, so that you can enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay. The gardens and terrace mean that it is not necessary to spend your time enclosed within four walls.

Your pets are always welcome at Ariena!