Each of the fortresses tells its own story about the rich history of this unique island.
The Perasti tower, kaštil, was built by Vicko of Perast in Boka Kotorska, in 1617. He requested permission to construct from the general commissioner which he received on December, 16 1616 so the tower was built during 1617.Find out more
Georg the Third Fortress
Construction of the Fortica fortress began over the entrance to the deep Vis bay (St George’s Port), in April 1812. Construction was started by Lieutenant George Duncan Robertson, and was named after the then King, George III.Find out more
Our Lady’s Battalion (Batteria della Madonna)
Our Lady’s Battalion is the main fortress built by the Austrians during their reign over the island. It was built in the 19830s, in the very heart of Vis Bay, in a place known as Levaman.Find out more
Up to 1797, Vis was part of the Commune of Hvar. The numerous residential and commercial complexes of noble and affluent families from Hvar in Vis, Komiža and the interior of the island are witness to the centuries-long connection between Hvar and Vis.Find out more