If you decide to visit or spend your holidays on the Island of Vis, come to Komiza - a picturesque townlet and port on the western coast of the island of Vis - Croatia. This famous holiday resort is situated in a deep, well protected bay, at the foot of Mount Hum, only 10 km away from the town of Vis.
Its hospitable inhabitants offer you exceptionally agreeable holidays in apartments inside their beautiful stone houses grouped in picturesque narrow alleys or around the bay with lots of small and big fishing boats. On the sea-front promenade you will witness fishing boats arriving at the piers with all sorts of fish.
The settlement was mentioned in historical documents as early as 12th C. In the second half of 13th C Benedictines from the nearby Bisevo island settled there and founded the Monastery of St. Nicholas, the Saint protector of sailors and fishermen. The beautiful architectonic complex of a church and monastery from 17th C has been standing at the same site, on top of a small hill covered by vineyards, at the entrance to the small town of Komiza - Croatia, protecting seamen and fishermen from storms and shipwrecks even today. Every year on 6th December - St. Nicholas Day, an old fishing boat is set on fire in front of the church, on top of the hill. It has become a spectacular event for many islanders who visit the town on that particular day.
Come and spend your holidays in Komiza - Vis island - Croatia and you will be inspired by its charm, rich cultural heritage, delicious fish specialities and excellent local wines. In a number of small restaurants and wine cellars you will taste all kinds of tasty food, including vegetables that grow in this well protected part of the island, even in wintertime. It's so well protected from northern winds by high Mount Hum in its background, that in its small karst fields and gardens grow all kinds of citrus trees and vegetables that can grow in the open air in winter, only due to a mild climate.
In the centre of the town holidaymakers can visit the Fishing Museum housed in a Renaissance Palace from 16th C. Off the Komiza port there lie the islands of the Vis archipelago - Bisevo (the most famous) with its Blue Grotto renowned for its beauty , Svetac (St. Andrew) and a group of smaller islands, convenient for everyday outings. There you will find Robinson like beaches all on your own.
Look for accommodation in Komiza because you will find all facilities at hand there: apartments, small restaurants and intimate cafeterias, various shops, small beaches. Taxi boats leave every morning to the Bisevo Island and return in the afternoon. There you will see the fascinating Blue Grotto with its play of silvery blue colours high at noon. The famous Blue Grotto - Bisevo - Vis -Croatia! There even princes stand in queue in their yachts waiting to be allowed to get inside. If this phenomenon were the only reason for your visit or a longer holiday in this part of the world, it would be worth while. So why hesitate, come and see for yourself why so many people enjoy their holidays on this marvelous island in Croatia.