Vis is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, with an area of 90 km2 and a population of approximately 3.500.
From all the inhabited Croatian islands, Vis is the most distant from the coast. The highest peak of Vis is hill
The main towns on the island are Vis and Komiza. There are smaller settlements on the island's interior: Podselje,
Marine zemje, Podšpilje, and Podstražje. Good quality accommodation in hotels or private apartments, unpolluted
environment with the crystal clear sea and marine scenery as well as the local specialities - seafood from the
cleanest part of the Adriatic, various sports and recreation opportunities; all this constitute the reason for
your vacation on Vis.
Positioned in the deep-lying open port on the western coastline of the island of Vis at the foot of nearly 600
meters high Mt Hum, Komiža remains a picturesque Mediterranean town, with narrow streets, attractive stone houses
squeezed together along the harbor and numerous beaches.
The mild Mediterranean climate makes a stay in Komiža desirable even during the winter months.
The main activities are fishing, agriculture (vineyards, vegetables, citrus fruits, olives) and tourism.
Komiža Google map
Komiža has been mentioned in the historical documents from the 12th century. The Benedictines from the neighbouring
islet of Biševo settled there and founded the monastery of St Nikola. The monastery complex with the church and
defence tower from the 17th century is still preserved.
Komiža is situated at the source of unique natural beauties but its biggest tourist attractions are Modra špilja
(the Blue Cave) on the island of Biševo and the volcanic island of Jabuka (Apple).
The combination of sea and mountains offers various possibilities for different sport activities such as
mountaineering, water sports and horse-back riding, and sports within the recreational centres.
There is also the annual celebration of Komiža's fishing heritage, Ribarska Noć (Fisherman's Night). The festival
features fireworks, many types of traditional food, souvenir shops and wine tasting.
Falkuša is a traditional fishing boat used by fishermen from the town of Komiža. Its design was adapted to
specific needs of Komiža fishermen, who used to go to long fishing expeditions in the open sea.
Replica of falkuša was exposed at the 1998 World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal. The revival of falkuša attracted
significant interest, and the boat became the subject of five documentary films and an award-winning radio drama.
In 1998. falkuša was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Komiža area is rich with fish, so the gastronomic offer made by Komiža's restaurants and taverns is primarly
based on seafood. There are good restaurants like Bako, Jastožera, Nono and others.
There is one hotel in Komiža, but most guests use to choose accommodation in private rooms and apartments.