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town vis - island vis Vis is the most outerly lying larger Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, and is part of the Central Dalmatian group of islands. Of all the inhabited Croatian islands, it is the farthest from the coast. The highest peak of Vis is called Hum, 587 m high.

Vis is probably strategically the most important island in Adriatic Sea. Vis was intensively fortified from early 19th century, first by UK, then by Austro-Hungarian Empire and everybody else who controlled the island. During World War II, Vis was at one point the main hideout of Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the Yugoslav resistance movement. After the war, the Yugoslav People’s Army used the island as one of its main naval bases. After Croatia became independent, its navy did not reclaim most of the facilities, and there is lot of “really” abandoned sites as you will see in this report.

town vis - island vis

Island Vis – Town Vis

Island Vis - Town Vis

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington - Vis

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

Fort Wellington, built by British forces at the beginning of 19th century

View from Fort Wellington

View from Fort Wellington

Podselje village, Plisko polje, location of airfield from WWII. Plisko polje was base of 352. (Y) R.A.F. Squadron. Location is marked with red-white columns.

Podselje village, Plisko polje, location of airfield from WWII. Plisko polje was base of 352. (Y) R.A.F. Squadron. Location is marked with red-white columns.

Podselje village, Plisko polje, location of airfield from WWII.

Podselje village, Plisko polje, location of airfield from WWII.

Monument on the hill overlooking the field.

Monument on the hill overlooking the field.

Monument on the hill overlooking the field.

Monument on the hill overlooking the field.

King George fortress is bigger than Wellington, and it is in much better condition.

King George fortress is bigger than Wellington, and it is in much better condition.

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

King George fortress

Tunnel was in fact missile boat base.

Tunnel was in fact missile boat base.

Missile boat base.

Missile boat base.

Ventilation shafts were masked as traditional houses.

Inside Ventilation shafts.

Inside Ventilation shafts.

Ventilation shafts.

Ventilation shafts.

There is another coastal battery nearby.

There is another coastal battery nearby.


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