The tumultuous Middle Ages, wars, disease and population losses devastated the land and transformed a fertile country into a deserted wasteland. In more recent times, the area recovered after the First World War and fishing once more assumed a major role. A fish processing plan was established in 1929, and it operated until the end of the 1980s.
Marija CrnoboriBanjole, 1918 - Belgrade, 2014, Croatian film and theatre actress
The Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea was restored and the steeple was reconstructed with old dressed stone taken from a nearby site dated to Late Antiquity/early Middle Ages.