Komiza is a town on the western coast of Vis island, located in the Adriatic Sea, in the southern part of Croatia. It is situated just below the hill Hum. Komiza is one of those typical small, authentic and cozy Mediterranean towns, so it has become a popular destination for tourists. The easiest way to get there is to take a ferry from the city of Split on the Croatian mainland, which connects with the town of Vis and from there to Komiza with the bus. Due to its mild Mediterranean climate, visitors arrive there in all seasons, even in winter.
Komiza inhabitants have always been proud of its past as a fishermen village and the proof of that is in the Fishing Museum, unique in this class exists in Croatia, situated in the port, in the old Venetian Tower, where is exposed all traditional fishing gear.
Historically, the city of Komiza was first mentioned in the twelfth century and in the thirteenth century, on one of its highest parts, a Benedictine monastery of St. Nicholas was built. Even today there can be seen the remains of the original building, incorporated in a portion of the existing church, that belongs to Romanesque period. Other parts of the present church made between the fourteenth and seventeenth century, among which highlight some baroque details.
It is worth the effort to walk up to the hills, to its highest part - Hum, observe the city and the whole area, together with island Bisevo, from above.