Reblogging because, been there, enjoyed it, and recommending to all who loves a good sailing, excellent company, and beautiful island of Vis :).
After a long and successful season we took part on Vis regatta among 150 other cruisers , which has been organized for decades and this year celebrates its 70th jubilee.
Regatta traditionaly starts from Split and finishes in Vis port on island of Vis which is the farthes inhabited island off the Croatian mainland and was founded in 4th century BC by the Greeks and was known as colony Issa.
During the last century became the military-navy base of the Partisan army in socialistic Yugoslavia, Vis was closed to outsiders because of its strategic position (this regulation was terminated in 1989) and the entire island was turned into a large military fort.
But this isolation, however difficult it was for the inhabitants of the island of Vis, placed Vis among the favorite destinations of the entire Mediterranean when Croatia became independent. Beautiful beaches, preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages…
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