Explore the town of Komiža and experience its fishing tradition
The Original Story of Komiža
This is a story about the largest fishing industry of the Adriatic, whose center was the town Komiža. It is a story about the collective solidarity of the komižan fishermen who were in constant danger of pirate attacks and about the unique fishing boat – gajeta falkuša.
Gajeta falkuša, an ancient wooden fishing boat, is one of the central symbols of a thousand-year-old fishing tradition in Komiža. Its design was adapted to specific needs of Komiža fishermen, who went on long fishing expeditions in the open seas, a unique practice in the Adriatic and Mediterranean. The oldest known offshore regatta in Mediterranean is actually a regatta with gajeta falkuša boats organized to reach Palagruža island and its starting point was the port of Komiža.
Visit the most important history sites in Komiža: St. Mary Church (Our Lady Pirate), old fish market, the fortress »Komuna«, old lobster-pot house, Zanki mansion, and St. Nicholas Church. Hear the best local stories, board the gajeta falkuša and try the best local delicacies!
Duration: 3–3,5 hours
Price: 35€ per person
Max: 15 pax
Service includes: guide, a short presentation of gajeta falkuša boat (in English), degustation of local delicacies (fisherman’s lunch: salted fish, salad, a glass of wine) in a traditional konoba of prof. Joško Bozanić (leader of the Gajeta Falkuša heritage project).
Option: You can visit Komiža with a transfer from Vis. The cost is 30€ per transfer, max 8 pax per vehicle.