settlement in the Municipality of Slivno, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

Komarna is a village in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia.

Komarna, Croatia

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Dubrovnik Airport is about 90 km south of Komarna. From April to October, there are many direct flights into Dubrovnik from all major European, UK and Ireland cities. From Dubrovnik airport take direction Dubrovnik. Pass Dubrovnik and continue on the main road that runs along the coast direction Split. Komarna is on the main road, 70 km north of Dubrovnik. On the main road, there is a sign indicating left turn into Komarna.

Split Airport[dead link] is about 130 km north of Komarna. From Split airport you can either take the scenic road that runs along the coast, direction Dubrovnik, or take highway A1 direction Dubrovnik. Taking the highway will certainly be a better choice during the summer days, because the old road runs through busy villages along the coast. Take highway A1 direction Dubrovnik, get off the highway on junction Ravca. Take direction Vrgorac, Dubrovnik. Komarna is 65 km from the highway junction Ravca, direction Dubrovnik.

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Komarna is a small village, so the best way to get around is on foot.

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Komarna is a great base for sightseeing. Dubrovnik, Ston, Peljesac peninsula, islands Brac, Hvar, Mljet nad Korcula, Mostar, Medjugorje are all within a one-hour drive from Komarna.

  • Archaeological Museum Narona is located in village Vid, 25 km from Komarna. This is the first "in site" museum, built on the archeological site itself. You can see remains of Augusteum - antic temple consecrated to emperor Augustus, dating from 10 BC. Beside the temple, there are 16 monumental statues of the emperor, his family and other powerful Romans. The statue of Augustus is almost 3 m tall.
  • The Ornithological Collection in Metković is one of the greatest collection of its kind in Europe. You can see over 340 stuffed birds who frequented the area of Neretva Valley. Neretva Valley was once a swamp and this collection is a testimony to the former richness of life in Neretva. Many of those birds do not come any more to Neretva Valley due to the soil improvements, and they can only be seen in this ornithological collection.
  • Slivno and Smrdan grad are ruins of villages in the hills above Komarna. Those villages are abandoned today, but many local people still cultivate olive trees there. From Komarna you can hike all the way to Slivno and Smrdan Grad. The views over Peljesac Bay are amazing.
  • 1 Pelješac Bridge (Pelješki most) is taking shape across the channel to Pelješac peninsula. It might open by the end of 2022.

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Calm Adriatic sea
  • Swimming is the main activity while in Komarna.
  • Hiking is another popular activity in Komarna. There are many abandoned villages in the hills around Komarna. Walking paths are clear and indicated.
  • Speed boat ride if you have a proper licence can be a great day out.
  • Motor boat ride can take you off to secluded beaches in the bays and islands around Komarna.
  • [dead link] Ladja Marathon. An amateur sport competition of traditional vessels from Lower Neretva River held since 1998 on second Saturday of August.

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In Komarna there are two restaurants and one pizzeria. One restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, while the other restaurant - run by the local fisherman and his family - offers mainly seafood. The prices are fair.

  • Restaurant Djuda & Mate, in Vid, Metkovic. A restaurant located in village Vid, right by the river Norin. Guests can choose among a variety of traditional Neretva dishes. Dishes are based on home-grown organic food, specialties are prepared according to the original Neretva recipes, and the most famous are eel and frog stew (brodetto), eels on the spit and fried frogs. Warm and cold dishes can be served on the traditional boats that will take you through the channels of Norin River.

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There is one small hotel and many apartments available in Komarna. The hotel Villa Bili has both rooms and apartments with one or two bedrooms. Many of the private apartments may be rented through Komarna Rejser.

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  • Go shopping in Neum in Bosnia, 8 km away. Most of the products are cheaper than in Croatia due to lower tax.
  • Embark on Neretva River Safari and taste local specialities aboard a traditional Neretva boat.
  • Ston is famous for its fortification walls dating from the 14th century, when Ston became part of Dubrovnik republic. At 5.5 km-long, and with 40 towers and 5 fortresses, they are the longest fortification walls built in Europe. While there, taste the famous Ston oysters.
  • If you are a wine lover, don't miss the wine tasting tour on Peljesac peninsula.
  • Visit Mostar in Bosnia with its Turkish houses and UNESCO-protected Old Bridge.
  • Visit the Catholic shrine Medugorje.
  • Mljet island is considered the greenest Croatian island.
  • Old town Dubrovnik is not to be missed. It is an hour's drive away.

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