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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaCentral DalmatiaVisKomiža
43°02.725'N, 016°05.393'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.04542 | lon=16.08989 | zoom=13 | y
Komiza harbour from NW

The harbour of Komiža sits at the NE end of a wide bay on the W coast of the island of Vis in Croatia, overlooked by the 600 metre high mountain of Hum, on the slopes of which is the WW II hideaway of Tito’s partisans. The village of Komiža is most attractive, with old stone houses crowding the waterfront and a picture-perfect setting with the mountain looming behind.

The bay receives some protection from S winds in the form of a long breakwater, which is quayed along its whole length and supplied with laid moorings, water and electricity. There are additional mooring buoys in the bay which can be used by visitors. Shelter in Komiža is, however, only moderate and the harbour is very uncomfortable with anything W or SW in the wind and is practically untenable with strong winds from those directions.


See Central Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Komiža. The long breakwater protecting the bay from S is conspicuous. Note that if manoeuvering in the bay there are rocks inshore of the moorings on the E side of the harbour. Depths in the harbour range from 3.0 to 8.0 metres and on the breakwater from 2.0 metres at the root to 5.0 metres at the end.


Komiža is a summer port of entry. At other times of the year, Split and Dubrovnik are the nearest mainland ports of entry and Korčula the nearest among the islands.


There are two main berthing options:

Komiža breakwater quay

Komiža breakwater quay/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#Komi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay
Harbour icon Komiža breakwater quay [[Komiža#Komiža breakwater quay|Komiža breakwater quay]] 43°02.675'N, 016°05.227'E
The usual berthing spot is on the breakwater quay at the S end of the bay, where depths are 2.0 - 5.0 metres. There are laid moorings along the quay for around 20 -30 yachts to go stern or bows-to. These moorings are often occupied by mid to late afternoon during the season and early arrival is recommended, especially in late July and August when the Italians arrive. There are water and electricity points along the quay. There is a public toilet near the breakwater. The shelter is good in winds from NW round to SE but poor in W and SW winds.

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Komiža mooring buoys

Komiža mooring buoys/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#Komi.C5.BEa_mooring_buoys
Buoy icon Komiža mooring buoys [[Komiža#Komiža mooring buoys|Komiža mooring buoys]] 43°02.699'N, 016°05.273'E
There are moorings buoys laid on the E side of the bay in depths of 6.0 - 8.0 metres, which are available for visiting yachts. Shelter on the buoys is good except with W and SW winds when the breakwater berths are slightly better sheltered.

NW of the Moorings

NW of the Moorings/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#NW_of_the_Moorings
Anchorage icon NW of the Moorings [[Komiža#NW of the Moorings|NW of the Moorings]] 43°02.787'N, 016°05.131'E
It is possible to anchor with care NW of the line of moorings, although this position is quite exposed in any winds. Anchor in 8.0 - 10.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed.


Water Komiža breakwater quay/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#.5B.5B.23Komi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.7CKomi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.5D.5DWater icon Komiža breakwater quay [[Komiža#Komiža breakwater quay|Komiža breakwater quay]] on the quay
Electricity Komiža breakwater quay/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#.5B.5B.23Komi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.7CKomi.C5.BEa_breakwater_quay.5D.5DElectricity icon Komiža breakwater quay [[Komiža#Komiža breakwater quay|Komiža breakwater quay]] on the quay
Toilets Public toilet near the breakwater
Showers N/A (Not Available)
Laundry In the town
Garbage Near the harbour
Fuel No fuel berth
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs  /wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#.26nbsp.3BService icon   [[Komiža# | ]] Basic emergency repairs only
Internet WiFi in internet cafes.
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals In the Town/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#In_the_TownCar icon In the Town [[Komiža#In the Town|In the Town]] rental outlets


In the Town/wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#In_the_TownProvisions icon In the Town [[Komiža#In the Town|In the Town]] Supermarket, butcher and other provisions shops in the town. Fruit and vegetable market.

Eating out

  • In the Town
 /wiki/Komi%C5%BEa#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Komiža# | ]] Several restaurants and café/bars ashore.


Buses to Vis (town).


The town of Komiža has a proud maritime history, it is fishing fleet being once the most active in the southern Dalmatian islands. There is a fishing museum in a 16th-century Venetian tower on the waterfront which gives an insight into this history, including the role of the sturdy Komiza fishing boats known as gajeta falkusa.

With transport, or if you fancy a long hike, it is possible to climb up to the summit of Hum mountain, where the views are superb. Halfway up you can visit the wartime HQ of Tito, sited in a series of caves in an impregnable valley. The island of Bisevo five miles SW has a famous Blue Grotto which is best visited by tripper boat from Komiža.

Komiza village is picture perfect
Gajeta Falkusa under sail
Tito’s wartime HQ


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For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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