Majsan is the island in Korcula-Peljesac Channel. It has repeatedly been at the center of historical events in this area. Much of this can be seen from archaeological finds, but as always, there are exceptions. The Venetian chronicle John the Deacon wrote about military campaign of Doge Pietro II Orseolo in the year 1000. He mentions, in his chronicles, that the Doge Pietro II Orseolu attempted to conquer Dalmatia and ensure Venetian trade on this side of the Mediterranean but people of Korcula and Lastovo stopped him in this attempt. The doge sought refuge at the church of St. Maxim on the Majsan island. Prompted by this finding scientists start searching and history came to light.
It has been discovered that the walls of the Majsan bay are remains of Roman villa rustica, which, in late antiquity, was inhabited by a group of Christians that transformed it into a monastery. The architectural complex consists of residential and commercial buildings, grouped around a small chapel with the shrine of St. Maximus, saint after whom the island was named. A fortress built at the top of the island controlled maritime traffic and provided shelter for the monks.
In the early Middle Ages his cult continues Slavs and church st. Maximus dates from that period. By all accounts is a church of St. Maxim in which the Doge Peter II Orseolo sought refuge back in the 1000th.
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