Vis Town is attractively sited, a sedate arc of grey-brown houses stretching around a deeply indented bay, above which looms a steep escarpment covered with the remains of abandoned agricultural terraces. The most attractive parts of town are east of the ferry landing in the suburb of Kut , a largely sixteenth-century tangle of narrow cobbled streets overlooked by the summer houses built by nobles from Hvar. There are no specific buildings to visit, although the stone balconies and staircases give the place an undeniably aristocratic air. Heading west around the bay soon brings you to a small peninsula, from which the campanile of the Franciscan monastery of St Hieronymous (Sveti Jere) rises gracefully alongside a huddle of cypresses. The town's small pebbly beach is just beyond. Just to the right of the ferry dock are the tourist office (June-Sept Mon-Sat 8am-1pm & 4-8pm, Sun 8am-1pm; Oct-May Mon-Fri 9am-1pm; tel 021/717-017 , www.tz-vis.hr ) and the Darlic & Darlic agency (tel 021/713-760), which has rooms (under ?5/$8/?9-?10/$16/?18). Best of the hotels are the stately turn-of-the-century Tamaris , on the waterfront at Setaliste Apolonija Zanelle 5 (tel 021/711-350; ?15-20/$24-32/?27-36), and the smaller, pension-like Paula , Petra Hektorovica 2 (tel 021/711-362, firstname.lastname@example.org ; ?10-15/$16-24/?18-27) in Kut. Also in Kut, the restaurants Paula , Val and Vatrica are worth trying.