Perks of Komiza, Vis Island:
- The natural beauty of Blue Cave
- The rock beaches
- Fresh seafood pasta & Neopolitan pizza
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How to Get There
From Split, there are two options: Ferry & Catamaran.
I took the ferry to Vis from Split and the Catamaran back to Split.
Ferry takes 2.5 hours
Catamaran takes 1.5 hours
To find tickets: www.getbyferry.com
On the island of Vis, there are two main tourist towns you can stay in:
Vis Town and Komiza
I chose to stay in Komiza as it was a small town where they filmed Mama Mia 2. Based on this, I knew it had the Mediterranean vibe I was looking for my weekend.
Where I Stayed
Komiza Provita Guesthouse
– Seaside Location
– Location Near the Main Beach
I stayed in their studio apartment close to the main beach. The location was perfect!! (look at my view –>) It was a 5 minute walk into the main port where most of the shops/restaurants/bars were located in the harbour. On the other side, it was a 5 minute walk to the beach where I enjoyed both afternoons reading and jumping into the sea.
The room itself had a double bed, full bathroom, and a kitchenette. It was very clean and had everything I needed to be comfortable. The view was a 10/10.
If you are new to rock beaches, do not forget to pack water shoes as it will save your feet!
For the weekend, my goal was to relax and this was the perfect place to do it. Komiza is a walkable small tour with a handful of restaurants and small rocky beaches. I ate the freshest seafood pasta, enjoyed gelato on the beach, and for dinner indulged in some neopolitan pizza.
Jastozera: Order the seafood pasta and prosecco and you will not be disappointed.
Pizzeria Charly: I ordered the Neopolitan pizza and ate every bite.
The Blue Cave
One of the main reasons for my weekend trip to Vis was to see the natural wonder of the Blue Cave.
The Blue Grotto or Blue Cave, is a waterlogged sea cave located in a small bay called Balun, on the east side of the island of Biševo (neighboring island to Vis Island). It’s made popular by the natural blue light that is brightest between 11am and 1pm daily.
Since I have been travelling around Croatia, I do feel the country slowing down and coming out of the tourist high season. Restaurants are closing, there are less buses/ferries, and some tours are not available anymore. However, there are many options to see the Blue Cave:
- Day trips from Split if you are not staying on Vis Island
- Full day excursions from Komiza town that will take you around different parts of the Vis area
- 1.5 hour tour from Komiza port (the tour I participated in)
For the 1.5 hour tour, the cost was 200 kuna. A boat takes you to the main port where you transfer onto a smaller boat that will fit through the small opening of the blue cave. You stay in the cave for 3-4 minutes and then head back to the small port to transfer back to the larger boat to bring you back to the main Komiza port.