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Eat Like a Local in Croatia: Vis Island

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Indulging in the vibrant flavours and rich culinary traditions of a foreign land is one of the most delightful experiences for any traveller. In Croatia, immersing oneself in the local cuisine specific to a destination is an essential aspect of the journey. 

With its diverse regional specialties and an array of delectable dishes, Croatia is a culinary haven waiting to be explored. To assist visitors in savouring the authentic flavours of Croatia, Croatia Week introduces a new series that delves into the country’s gastronomic treasures. 

This series will take you on a culinary expedition across various destinations in Croatia, unveiling a local delicacy that makes each place unique.

First up we went to Skradin, and now we head south to the island of Vis.

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With its unique blend of flavours, fresh ingredients, and time-honoured recipes, the local cuisine of Vis is a true gastronomic treasure. One specialty baked in tradition that the island is renowned for, and a must-try when you are there, is the Komiška or Viška pogača. 

The Komiška pogača, translated as the pie from Komiža, a small fishing settlement on the island, is a type of baked bread pie, similar to focaccia filled with anchovies or salty fish, onions and tomatoes. 

Must-eat on the island of Vis: Komiza pogaca

Komiška pogaca

The Viška pogača, which is the pie from Vis, is similar, expect it does not contain the tomato salsa. 

Must-eat on the island of Vis: Komiza pogaca

Komiška pogača

Must-eat on the island of Vis: Komiza pogaca

Komiška pogača

The recipes have a long tradition on the island. 

If you visit the island of Vis, head to Komiža, which is located at the foot of the Hum hill on the western coast of the island, and try a slice or two of the Komiška pogača.

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It also goes great with a local Vugava wine from the island. 

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