Sea Festival

Festival of the Sea – Villas Croatia

The sea is a huge part of daily life on the islands of Croatia and is greatly respected by the country’s locals. Whilst staying in one of our Croatian villas why not join the locals and see the ‘Festival of the Sea’, which takes place every June. Discover local cuisine and be sure to admire the festival’s highlight, the Historical Regatta, which includes a race of wooden fishing boats which sail from Komiža to Palagruža. A Croatia villa holidays presents the perfect opportunity to follow the unique regatta. It starts in Komiža on the west coast of the island of Vis and finishes on the uninhabited island of Palagruža. Admire the race from one of the sightseeing boats, which sail the Adriatic waters, and look out for the grand lighthouse on the island of Palagruža!

Family adventures and Croatia villa holidays

The Festival of the Sea is a fantastic event for the whole family. It draws in visitors from near and far, including day-trippers who are staying in our Split accommodation. The festival offers a varied and interesting programme and invites residents and visitors to participate. For children, there are workshops about the old fishing craft or a sailing school for the more adventurous. What a fantastic way to soak up the local culture whilst staying in one of our Croatian villas!

Culture and conferences in Komiža

You may also wish to admire the participating boats as they dock in Komiža, attend the annual afternoon conference or join the locals in the evening as the city offers you a welcome cocktail. Following this, catch the brass band in the port, before watching the larger boats depart for Palagruža shortly after. Meanwhile, the smaller boats set sail for Biševo.

Accommodation in Dubrovnik and closing parties

Guests staying in accommodation in Dubrovnik have been known to catch the ferry in order to watch the closing party on the Sunday. On this day the boats return to Komiža and an award ceremony and numerous cultural events take place. Whether you are staying in the historic city of Dubrovnik or on the island of Vis itself, all are welcome to join in the merry festival and dance the night away. Whether you book a holiday home in Vis or opt for one of our Split apartments, be sure to catch the Festival of the Sea for a truly authentic Croatian experience!