Official Blog of Central Dalmatia Tourist Board


Monday, September 23, 2013

Promoting Tourism Through Heritage on Vis: The Case of Fort George

Dalmatia has a rich and varied cultural heritage, reflecting - among others - the Greek, Roman and Venetian eras, whose architectural legacy is there for all to see and enjoy.

The island of Vis also has a very strong British tradition dating back to the 18th Century, and it is on this island where one can find the oldest cricket club in mainland Europe, for example.

And there are fortresses, built by the British and still defining monuments on the island all these years later. A sad reality of the troubled economic times is that there is less money available for maintenance, and several buildings are therefore falling into disrepair.

One fortress which looks as though it has a bright future, however, is Fort George on Vis, which last weekend celebrated its 200th anniversary, and distinguished guests included British Ambassador David Slinn and British Vice Admiral John McAnaly.

The fortress, which is now being operated by European Travel Ventures under a 25-year concession, has opened as an arts facility, complete with restaurant, outdoor stage and arts venue, while undergoing extensive renovation. To learn more about the new-look Fort George, click here.   

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