For centuries, Komiža fishermen used to go to Palagruža to fish sardines with wooden boats called falkuše that once sailed using Lateen-rig and oars. The nine metre long and three metre wide gajeta was sailed by five rowers. Falkuše were built with high sides to be able to go out to sea and were used until the middle of the last century. They were taken from the sea and partly preserved in the Fishermen’s Museum in Komiža. Today, three replicas of falkuša named Comeza-Lisboa, Mikula and Palagruža are tied to the Komiža waterfront. Why not discover the secrets of the gajeta falkuša, sail as a crew member on this historic boat and experience the beauty of the Vis archipelago.
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