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    • Day7

      Landgang auf Vis

      June 29, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Wir haben uns für 1 Tag ein Auto gemietet um die Insel Vis auf dem Landweg zu erkunden . Fast hätt ich gesagt,das Beste ist das klimatisierte Auto. Aber nein, hier gibt es einiges zu entdecken. Die vielen militärischen Hinterlassenschaften von 1944. Der höchste Berg Hum. Militärgebiet, deshalb gibt's kein Foto. Aber daneben liegt Sv. Duh auf 564m mit einer kleinen Kapelle. Einmal kurz inne halten und an unsere Lieben denken, dann wieder in die Hitze.
      Stop bei einem der vielen Weinbauern. Plavac gekostet und gekauft.
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    • Day3

      Abend auf Vis in KOMIZA.

      September 9, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Im Hafen angekommen, haben wir an einer Mooring festgemacht.
      Mit einem Taxiboot setzten wir Abends in den Hafen von Komiza über.
      Die Stadt ist wirklich sehr schön gelegen.
      Wir genossen beim Abendessen den Sonnenuntergang.
      Nach Sonnenuntergang wurde noch ein Absacker im Hafen genommen und anschließend wurde wieder mittels einem Taxiboot (mit 200PS Aussenborder) übergesetzt.
      Ein sehr gelungener Abend. 😎👍
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      Vielleicht sollten wir die Urlaubsplanung 2020 noch mal überdenken?!

    • Day4

      Arrived at ACI Marina Palmižana, Palmiža

      September 10, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Eine tolle ACI Marina. Mit viel TamTam. 😜🤪🇺🇸🤪😜

      An einer sehr großen Steganlage haben wir festgemacht. Die Anlage war durch ein besonderes Event (YachtWeek) mit vielen Amerikanern, Canadiern usw. belegt. Mit viel Musik und TamTam ging es bis etwa 18:00 Uhr. Danach wurde es sehr ruhig an der Steganlage.
      ... und wir gingen Essen ... mit einem tollen Ausblick !!!
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    • Aug15

      Komiza to Vis N

      August 15, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Woke up and had the most spectacular run ok more walk to the lookout point. Kev ran in the opposite direction- in search of good trails. Today a quick day trip to a lovely swim bay and Kev and I impressed Eda with our rock jump 👏Read more

    • Jun21

      Smricevica to Komiza, to Uvala Okljucna

      June 21, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Bad bay Smricevica to Komiza, to Uvala Okljucna. After our horrible rock bay we were ready to head to Komiza for an ice cream and yogurt- the necessities one has and then to another rocky bay in the north of Vis. Again some fancy mooring and shore lines to combat the lack of anchor hold was required in this bay. A pretty bay however, and pleasant for the day.Read more

    • Day4

      Von Solta nach Komiza auf Vis!

      July 8, 2020 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Nach der angenehmsten Nacht bisher und einem erfrischenden Bad in superschöner Bucht haben wir uns aufgemacht nach Hvar. Sehr schöne Fahrt, schöne Schräglage, toll! Die Entscheidung, dann nach Komiza auf Vis weiterzufahren, war für die Leichtmatrosen unter uns aber schon eine Herausforderung: Deutliche auffrischende Brise, zunehmende Dünung und zwischenzeitliche Wendemanöver stellten Geduld und Mägen auf eine echte Probe. Dabei war es richtig, richtig frisch!! Umso schöner dann die Ankunft in Komiza, sehr hübscher Ort hinter geschützter Mole. Dem heutigen Bordessen musste dann nur noch schnell ein Eis vorgehen...Read more

    • Day10

      5 Island Tour - Teil 1

      September 17, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Um 06.30h standen wir am Steg von unserem Campingplatz, haben den Sonnenaufgang angesehen😍 und haben auf Providenca Charter gewartet.

      Wir wurden mit einem Speedboot abgeholt und haben eine Tagestour zu verschiedenen Inseln und Orten gemacht! - die selbe Tour haben wir bereits im vergangen Jahr gebucht, allerdings haben wir es nicht bereut die Selbe noch einmal zu machen ♥️.

      Eigentlich wollten wir „nur“ noch einmal nach Hvar um dies Jahr auf die Burg zu steigen... da es aber einfach mit die Beste Tour ist, die man buchen kann, haben wir uns nochmal dafür entschieden.
      Wir haben es auch nicht bereut.

      Da wir dies Jahr im September hier sind und nicht, wie vergangen Jahr, im Juli, haben wir tatsächlich noch 2 Dinge mehr sehen können, da es leerer war 🙂🥰.

      Ein weiterer Vorteil war, das wir zb die Kleinstadt Komiza (Insel Vis) schon kannten und demnach die Zeit vor Ort einfach genossen haben. Letztes Jahr sind wir schnell herum gelaufen und haben versucht so viel wie möglich in kurzer Zeit zu sehen. — Nach Komiza ging es zum Blue Cave.
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    • Day205


      May 20, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      My hosts are Filippo, an Italian from near Bologna, and Dayane who met him whilst at university there, having been born and raised in Split. After travelling around Europe selling their homemade, completely natural, traditional herbal remedies they decided to settle and start a retreat / yoga centre in a permaculture garden. Out of the blue an uncle offered them the use of an unused plot of land he owned in the centre of Vis that turned out to be ideally suited to their purpose. So for the last couple of years they have been engaging workawayers to help build a geodesic dome, a small house and the start of various gardens.
      During my stay I helped lay the fireplace stones, begin the flooring in the dome and begin a perimeter wall to support a stockproof fence, in this case to keep animals out rather than in.
      Any walk with Filippo through the countryside around their home took 5 times longer than necessary as he would stop at every different plant to explain what it was and its medicinal and culinary uses. His knowledge was matched by Dayane who spent large parts of the day wandering around collecting fresh food for dinner. It is no wonder they were vegetarians as we had delicious food for nothing! I found after a couple of weeks that I had not missed meat, at least not the hormone and antibiotic laden, machine killed meats found in supermarkets.
      Well, I confess to culinary thoughts about the numerous pheasants flying around but not having my Purdey's to hand I could not bag them.
      Also present were two of their friends from Italy, Andrea ( aka SKA,) and Monica . SKA is the overly tatooed man in the work photos and Monica is his slightly less tattoed consort. (Not surprising really, as she is the tatooist and he does piercings to earn their living.) They travel in a Mercedes 310 van with 4 fiercesome pit bull / something mongrels who are actually surprisingly timid and amiable.
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      Tony Hammond

      You certainly meet some interesting people but hope you don't turn into a vegetable after your meat-free diet....

    • Day206

      Some advis

      May 21, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      As one might expect Vis - the island farthest from the Croatian mainland and only 60 kms from Italy - was inhabited in Neolithic times.
      The Greek tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius the Elder, founded the colony Issa on the island in 4 BCE in order to control shipping in the Adriatic. "Issa" is thought to have meant "spas" in Illyrian. As it prospered it became an independent polis, founding its own colonies, notably Aspálathos (modern Split), Epidauros (Stobreč), and Tragurion (Trogir). until eventually it became an "oppidum civium Romanorum" in 47 BCE.
      Until 1797, the island was under the rule of the Republic of Venice, remnants of this are traceable in the dialect of Komiža, (the second town on Vis situated on the West side,) as well as various buildings. In fact Italian was the official language and the island was called Lissa, until it came under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1814, returning to Italy after WWI before being traded to the kingdom of Yugoslavia as part of the 1920 Treaty of Rapallo.
      During most of these times, the unconsulted islanders cultivated every square inch of the land for grapes, especially its own, vugava, a white varietal that makes a jolly nice sundowner. Stone terraces, abandoned since WWII, can be seen on every slope and large piles of surplus rocks are found at the end of every wall.
      Italians had control and built extensive bunkers all over the place at the start of WWII until Josip Broz Tito and his partisan broz took it over. One of the few tourist sites on the island is "Tito's cave", though it is more of a small cavern than a cave and nobody here thinks Tito ever visited it. Evelyn Waugh was an early tourist in July 1944, popping in with one Randolph Churchill as part of the British military mission to Yugoslavia and airbnbing with Joe. They crash landed on their return to Bari, but Boeing deny all culpability.
      Of course, Yugoslavia got it back in the end as nobody else wanted it and most of the islanders hopped it - to America mainly. They had a military base cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989. As far as we could discover wandering through the hulks it was mainly a training and R&R camp - nothing particularly secret exept for the fact that Communists were enjoying themselves in the same way as Westerners.
      The benfit from all this is that the island has been spared the overdevelopment of its shoreline and the growing number of visitrs come precisely because of that. Unfortunately, the Croatian government gave permission for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" to be filmed here a year ago which has drawn too many of the Wrong Sort to come over in skinfulls of alcohol and the mistaken impression that they can sing like Abba. The ferry ride can be excruciating.
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      Tony Hammond

      Pity the Abba wannabees couldn't be housed in the caves away from the more civilised locals and visitors...

    • Day207


      May 22, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      Vis is proud that it was never occupied by German's during WWII.
      The stone house is the cover for ladder access into a huge tunnel system stretching at least a kilometre under the headland.
      Vehicle access is from the side of another tunnel, whose entrance is camouflaged by polystyrene rocks suspended on a net.
      Yet another tunnel from the sea is a submarine pen.
      As you can imagine, springing up fast are a number of "military tours" that will take you to all these attractions in the comfort of a Series III Land-Rover for a fee. One side benefit of workaway is being able to bypass this and go around with a local in a comfy car.
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      Tony Hammond

      Any more of this and you will turn into a Vis-ionary.....


    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Komiža, Komiza, کۆمیژا, کمیژا, コミジャ, Комижа, Коміжа, 科米扎

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