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Vis was strategically significant in the Adriatic and was fought over in many naval battles. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Venetians, Austrians, French and British have all controlled Vis at different times. After the Second World War Vis became a military base to which access was strictly controlled and it was only in summer 1998 that the island opened to foreign visitors.  
This protection from tourist development left the island unspoilt and the local population able to carry on their traditional way of life - fishing and farming. Vis has for centuries been famous also for its wine and fish dishes. Opol is an outstandingly good light red wine, Visko Crno is a strong heavy red and Vugava a rather rich white wine. Do not forget to enjoy fish dishes like Viska or Komiska Pogaca and fish on grill.
Worth visiting with your yacht between 11 – 13 o’clock, is the nearby island of Bisevo famous for its Blue Grotto locally called Modra Spilja, sea cave discovered in 1886, approachable only by boat.