In the last ten years we’ve been exploring Komiža and the island and building up our private collection of “Best of Vis” experiences. Here we’d like to share some of our insights that will, hopefully, make your experience of Komiža and the island of Vis special and memorable.
When to come
Warm, but a few degrees colder than the mainland, Komiža is a perfect holiday spot during the summer months. In addition to the sea and sun, you can enjoy a varied cultural program with concerts and open air cinema screenings happening almost every day.
However, if you crave real tranquility, deserted beaches and balmy warm weather, consider coming in May/June or September/ October. The swimming season in Komiža lasts six months, from May to October, and that’s exactly when Komiža, calm, friendly and relaxed, shines in its full splendor. Spring is ideal for hikers who can explore many beautiful trails around the island and pick some wild asparagus too. Even winter has its charm. It’s the season when the scent of ripening oranges and lemons fills the air and you can witness the most spectacular winter sunsets in Komiža. Every year on December 6 a wooden boat is ritually burned as an offering to St. Nicholas, Komiža’s patron saint and protector of seamen, sailors, fishermen and travelers. Days spent in revelries bring Komiža out of hibernation mode.
Top 10 Komiža and Vis Island experiences not to miss (in random order):