Komiza is located in a deep bay on the west coast of Vis Island at the foot of the 587 meter Hum Mountain.
It’s a captivating one-horse town with not much going for it except it’s pebble beaches, and wonderful lobsters offering you rough-around-the-edges peace.
It’s also the gateway to Bisevo’s Blue Grotto.
Komiza has always had a proud fishing history, whose remains can be found in the Fisherman’s Museum located in the old Venetian tower on the Riva. It’s the only fishing museum in Croatia and inside you’ll find traditional fishing tools, along with a copy of the Komiza fishing boat Gajeta Falkusa which represented Croatian maritime heritage at the world fair EXPO 1998 in Lisbon.
A sacrifice boat is burned every year in front of the parish Church of St. Nikola on December 6th during the celebration of St. Nikola, the patron of travelers, seamen and fisherman (which is also the day of Komiza).
Good beaches in Komiza include Kamenica, Gusarica, Nova Posta and Velo Zalo.
Local culinary specialities include the local flat bread (komiska pogaca), dishes under peka or the baking-lid and of course the Komiza famed lobsters. A must-stop restaurant is Fabrika on the Riva. The chef-at-large is Croatia Masterchef contestant Marko Matei who concocts Croatian fusion meals with lobster and shark and the one litre Mojito’s served in karafes are a hit.
For tables right on the beach try Konoba Barba for their spectacular service and impeccable seafood dishes.
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