St. Stephen, for the time being, was just a fishing island. But in the 1950s, the Yugoslav government decided to evict all local residents to the mainland. This was done to create a luxury hotel.
On July 13, 1960, the opening of the island-hotel took place. It is worth noting that the hotel was very popular among various celebrities. The hotel is still operating today. It is a pleasant fact that all the historical buildings and churches on the island have been restored.
Before the coronavirus, it was possible to book a tour of the hotel island,now the gates are tightly closed.