From its beginnings, Ploče was a very important strategical point. A lot of military structures present nowadays were built during the World War II. Construction of these structures continued during the Cold War era and Yugoslav National Army soon made Ploče its base. During the Croatian War for Independence, the first naval battle was fought in Ploče Bay. Now, almost 30 years after the war, the army abandoned a lot of these structures which are perfect for exploration of the military past.
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One of the most important military structures was on the top of Višnjica hill near Ploče. Even though it slowly decays as the time passes it still tells the story about the military history of Ploče area. Even if you are not interested in the military past, Višnjica is a nice walk and the view from the top will leave you amazed.