Vis island – Komiža
Komiža is a typical Mediterranean place with narrow streets, houses squeezed around the port, attracting tourists with beautiful beaches.
Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, staying in Komiža is pleasant even during the winter months. Along the entire eastern coast of the Bay of Komiža there are pebble beaches with sources of drinking water: Gusarica, Nova pošta, Velo žalo.
Komiža is in a deep bay on the western coast of the island of Vis and at the foot of the nearly 600-meter-high Huma hill, and the name of this city was first mentioned in the second half of the twelfth century. Komiža is the place where the fishery of the eastern Adriatic coast was born.
A replica of the Komiža fishing gajeta falkuša represented Croatia’s maritime heritage at the EXPO world exhibition in Lisbon in 1998. Every year in Komiža on December 6th, on the feast of St. Nicholas, patron saint of travelers, sailors and fishermen, in front of the parish Church of St. Nicholas. Nicholas is burning the sacrificial ship.