Vis Island, Hvar

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    Vis Island

    by mvtouring Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Still largely tourist free, the main settlements on the island is Vis town and Komiza which is connected by the asphalt road. Fishing is the main source of income on the island.
    Vis is the most westerly of the larger Croatian islands, at 24 miles from the mainland, and its area is 56 square miles (90 square km). The island is quite easily reachable with a fast boat service from Split. Vis is the oldest established town in Dalmatia, founded in 397 B.C. by the ruler of Sicily, Dionysius - the Latin name for the island is Issa. In World War II, the island was major base for British troops stationed there and there is a British military cemetery on the island. After 1945, Vis was closed to tourism by the Yugoslav army and only reopened when Croatia declared its independence in 1990. Some of the most exclusive wines in Croatia are produced there, such as Plavac and Vugava.

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    Vis town

    by mvtouring Written Apr 9, 2004

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    A quiet sleepy town where nothing much was happening. I found the shops small with few items, although the jewellery shop had some lovely items in it. We saw very few people around even whilst walking amongst the houses.

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    Cove Stavina

    by mvtouring Written May 19, 2004

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    Cove Stavina

    We pulled into this little cove, which looks so fantastic. I am not sure if anyone actually lives in the house or if it is a weekend getaway place. It just looks idylic.

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