Vis is one of the most remote inhabited islands in Croatia. Komiža lies on the coast of a deep bay. There are several small islands nearby like Biševo and Ravnik with beautiful caves that you must visit. In this article, you can find out what weather you can expect if you are sailing in Komiža. In addition, we will give you some tips for planning a 1-week itinerary.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The weather of Komiža
- Ports and islands around Komiža
- Sail in Komiža! Komiža sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Komiža: 1 week sailing tour
- 7 Days Komiža sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Komiža, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
Just like other holiday resort towns in Central Dalmatia, Komiža has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. In July the average temperature is 24,7 °C, and 8,7 °C in January. Maximum rainfall occurs in the winter months, mainly in November. The temperature of the sea can reach up to 25,2 °C in August. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Komiža.
Komiža Town Harbour
The harbour of Komiža is in a wide, deep bay. It has 30 berths for boats up to 20 metres in length. The seabed is 6 metres deep. The harbour offers excellent protection from northern and eastern winds, but the southern Jugo can cause some waves. Information about sailing in Komiža, or rent a boat in Komiža
This marina can accommodate 70 boats up to 20 metres in length. The Bora and Jugo winds can make berthing difficult, thus when they are blowing stronger, it is better anchoring at the quay at the nearby town of Kut. The depth of the seabed here is 2,5-4,5 metres. Marina Vis offers excellent services like a refuelling station. Information about sailing in Vis, or Vis boat rental
Marina Vela Luka
The marina on the west side of the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3-4 metres. The marina has a refuelling station, directly next to the yacht pier. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka
Marina Sveti Klement
ACI Marina Palmižana is located on the northeastern part of Saint Klement Island, which belongs to the Pakleni archipelago. This is one of the safest harbours on the Adriatic Sea. It offers 180 berths for ships as long as 30 metres. The depth of the water is 3–8 metres. It is open seasonally, from the 1st of April until the 31st of October. They provide showers, Wi-Fi, cafés, and if you are hungry you can also find restaurants and grocery stores.
Port of Hvar
The town of Hvar Island, which bears the same name, is the most popular docking place on the island. The port provides safety against northern winds; however, southern and northwestern winds can cause significant waves. Docking is expensive on the town’s pier, but you can do it on the other side of the port for a fair price. You can choose from several services including fuelling. Information about sailing in Hvar, or rent a boat in Hvar.
Marina Stari Grad
Stari Grad is the oldest town in Hvar Island, and its port can accept a total of 150 boats. The depth of the water is 13 metres at the entrance and 4–5 metres at the town pier. At the port, you can find cafés, restaurants and an information office as well. Information about sailing in Stari Grad, or rent a boat in Stari Grad
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. It is small, so it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres at the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. It provides drinking water, electricity and laundry, as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about sailing in Bol, or rent a boat in Bol
Our journey starts from Komiža, and after discovering the nearby bays and the towns on the island of Hvar, we will return here.
Day 1. Komiža – Rukavac
17,98 km (11,17 mi)
First, we sail to Rukavac on the southeastern side of the Island of Vis. It is the third-largest town after Vis and Komiža. The resort town offers beautiful natural surroundings where you can truly relax. The bay allows safe berthing.
Day 2. Rukavac – Stončica-bay
9,35 km (5,81 mi)
The Bay of Stončica is in the northeastern part of Vis Island. The turquoise sea and the lush Mediterranean greenery look truly spectacular. If you get hungry, there is a cosy restaurant, offering delicious dishes. Drop anchor for the night in this quiet bay.
Day 3. Stončica-bay – Vinogradišće-bay
16,19 km (10,06 mi)
The Bay of Vinogradišće is the largest and most famous island in the Pakleni Archipelago. It is on the southern side of Sveti Klement. It is opposite the ACI Marina Palmižana on the Hvar side. If the northern wind, the Bora blows, it is safe to drop anchor here. There is great restaurant nearby like Zori or Toto’s, famous for the seafood dishes. There is a short promenade, embraced by plants from all over the world.
Day 4. Vinogradišće-bay – Hvar
5,58 km (3,47 mi)
On the main square of Hvar, you will see buildings such as the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Loggia, a semi-open arcade hall and the clock tower. If you are craving a delicious meal, choose the Dalmatino restaurant. They offer excellent dishes and drinks, a friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Read more about what to do in Hvar or Hvar sailing. Check our boats: yachtcharter in Hvar.
Day 5. Hvar – Brusje (Hafen Stiniva)
16,14 km (10,03 mi)
Brusje, along with the neighbouring Velo and Malo Grablje, has been a suburb of Hvar for centuries. It is famous for its church dedicated to St. George, built-in 1676. The little village on the hill offers magnificent views over the nearby island of Brač.
Day 6. Brusje (Hafen Stiniva) – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana)
14,11 km (8,77 mi)
The main attraction of Sveti Klement is the chapel of the same name. It was built in 1866, commemorating the Battle of Vis. The pine, cactus, rosemary and laurel forests enhance the beauty of the island.
42,91 km (26,67 mi)
Vis’s famous landmark is a 16th-century monastery built on the remains of an antique theatre on the Pirovo Peninsula. Visit the Archaeological Museum and explore the priceless archaeological collection. If you are visiting Vis, you can choose from some excellent restaurants like Lola Konoba & Bar or Restoran Pojoda.
If we still have some time after returning our boat, we should take a look around Komiža. The most famous sights in town are the Church of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, the Church of St. Nicholas and the Fishing Museum. Are you craving a delicious meal? We recommend the Konoba Barba and Restaurant & Wine Bar Hum. Read more about what to do in Komiža
One of the stops on our route, with both longer and shorter legs, is the Island of Biševo. The island has a special attraction, the Modra špilja or Blue Cave. It was named after a unique phenomenon when the sun is filling the cave, the water turns into a gorgeous shade of blue. The popularity of Modra špilja has been unmatched since 1884.
Day 1. Komiža – Vis (Marina Vis) 19,71 km (12,25 mi), Day 2. Vis (Marina Vis) – Stari Grad(Mooring Bouys) 36,41 km (22,62 mi), Day 3. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Bol 15,59 km (9,69 mi), Day 4. Bol – Sućuraj 47,28 km (29,38 mi), Day 5. Sućuraj – Lovište 22,07 km (13,72 mi), Day 6. Lovište – Vela Luka 42,09 km (26,15 mi), Day 7. Vela Luka – Biševo-island – Komiža 65,12 km (40,43 mi)
- VIS: Depth: 2,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- HVAR: Depth: 1,8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- MILNA, HVAR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- BOL, BRAČ: Depth: 3,5-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.260791, 16.654266
- MAKARSKA: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.293683, 17.019819
- PLOCE: Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- SOLTA: Depth: 4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- VELA LUKA: Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
- ACI Marina KORCULA: Depth: 3,5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- LASTOVO: Depth: 2,5-4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
- SOBRA, MLJET: Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
- SPLIT: Depth: 3,5-4 m, Working time: 6-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.502079, 16.427268
- TROGIR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 8-19, GPS Coordinates: 43.513687, 16.248574
- MARINA KASTELA: , VHF: 17, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.546155, 16.405204
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- DUBROVNIK, ACI Marina: Depth: 4m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.670687, 18.127007
- DUBROVNIK, Orsan: Depth: 3,7-4,9 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.660463, 18.079714
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