Insulae Apartments are located in a reconstructed stone house in the heart of Komiža old town. Tucked into a peaceful and secluded area, the house is still close to downtown, the harbor, the waterfront, the beaches and all amenities. It was fully reconstructed recently, retaining only its stone walls. The interior was transformed into three comfortable and modernly furnished studio suites, one on each floor. The blend of contemporary and traditional is a distinct feature of the house. It is ideal for those who seek modernly furnished accommodation in a setting which preserves the spirit of the past and authentic Mediterranean lifestyle.
The heart of the house is the traditional courtyard, an outdoor living room with a wine lattice shade. This is a perfect spot to tune into that Mediterranean vibe. Sit back and relax. Grill some fish and sample the wine from the nearby wine cellar. Smell the freshly washed laundry. Listen to the chirping of the crickets, the sound of children playing ball in the narrow alleys and old men’s chatter in local dialect. Isn’t this exactly how you imagined your holiday to be?
*INSULOMANIA or ISLOMANIA was described as a rare but by no means unknown affliction of spirit.There are people who find islands somehow irresistible. The mere knowledge that they are on an island, a little world surrounded by the sea, fills them with an indescribable intoxication. These born ‘islomanes’ are the direct descendants of the Atlanteans, and it is towards the lost Atlantis that their subconscious yearns throughout their island life…
(L. Durrell, Reflections on a Marine Venus)
As your hosts, we make sure that your stay with us is as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. Whether you want to explore the most remote spots on the island, indulge in local food or find the best secluded beaches, we are here for you. Literally. We live on the ground level of Insulae Apartments, so all you need to do is knock at our door and ask.
We called the house INSULAE (Latin for “islands”), and named the apartments Biševo, Svetac and Palagruža after the islands of Vis Archipelago. This is our homage to the magic of the islands in general and the Vis Archipelago in particular. We’ve spent years exploring the islands of Vis, Biševo, Svetac and Palagruža by sea and land, and we’d be happy to share our discoveries and love for the islands with you.
Beware though, it gets contagious! We’ve noticed that our insulomania and fascination with the islands does rub off on our guests. Many, like us, fall in love with the island forever, and keep coming back to our little world amidst the sea. We hope you’ll also come and discover for yourself the magnetic attraction of Vis Archipelago. We look forward to your visit!
Dr. Ante Starčevića 27
21485 Komiža | Croatia