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The Town Of Vis

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Vis is one of the cities in Croatia, the city is named after the eponymous island. Vis is a small town, its population is 2,000 people.

The town of Vis is located in the small Bay of St. George in the North-East of the island, which in itself is very picturesque. High hills (250-300 m) separates the town from the beautiful fertile fields. These fields form the basis of the economy of the city. After all, viticulture is one of the main occupations of the population of vis. In addition residents are engaged in fishing and tourist service.

No less popular among tourists, located near Islands vis Budihovac and Ravnica. The city is connected by road to another settlement, located in the same Bay of Komiža. Also use the ferry to the famous island of Hvar and the town of Split, located on the mainland.

The story is very entertaining. This is one of the oldest cities in Dalmatia. Already in the 4th century BC there appeared one of the first Greek colonies of Issa. It is from here the Greeks began to settle along the coast. In the following centuries, the Vis was ruled by the Romans, the Slavs and the mixed Greco-Roman population. In the Middle ages Vis controlled by Venice, and after the war with Napoleon Vis moved to Austria. During the First world Vis was occupied by the Italians, and then became part of Yugoslavia. After 1989, Vis is considered part of the independent state of Croatia.

Thanks to this rich history, the city has absorbed the traits of various cultures. Here are the ruins of the first Greek colony of Issa, as well as the famous Franciscan monastery, built in the XVI century, which in turn is based on the remains of the Roman and Greek theatres. The monastery is characteristic of monasteries of that time view: attached to the main building bell tower with a belfry and a clock. Also from the XVI-XVII centuries there are preserved palaces and churches. Military history also left their mark - here is preserved fortified medieval buildings (the Venetian), as well as the Austro-Hungarian fortress.