Town of Komiža

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Town of Komiža

Komiža lies on the sunny side of the island and is well sheltered from cold northerly winds, in the bottom of the largest bay on the island and compacted within narrow alleys and slender houses. It is a famous place for its fishermen on the Adriatic and perhaps even on the Pacific.

Komiža faces south-west, towards the open sea and its horizon is limited by two islands – Biševo and Svetac. In the winter time, when the rain cleanses the sky and the bura (north-easterly wind) chases the clouds away, at dusk a new island appears between Biševo and Svetac Majella hill in Italy.

The ferryboat does not come to Komiža, only navigation experts or those from Biševa come here. Others land in Vis and drive to Komiža, an additional ten kilometres along the road over the lowest of Komiža's peaks, Sv. Mihovil.

There are several beautiful pebble beaches of which Kamenice is the most famous; the beach with springs of ice cold water coming from the stone, a shaded area provided by the tamarix trees, and which every night turns into a party area.

There is one hotel in Komiža, the Biševo hotel, with a capacity of around two hundred guests whilst several agencies will help you find an apartment or bed from the private accommodation list.

There is a fish market in Komiža and from between seven and eight o'clock in the morning you can find the best choice of freshly caught fish on the island whilst you will have to reserve a table if you want to dine in one of the excellent fish restaurants of the area.

The everyday tourist offer of Komiža includes numerous excursions to open Sea Islands: Biševo (the Blue Cave), Svetac and Brusnik, the legendary Palagruža and the furthest Croatian island: the volcanic Jabuka.