There are various theories about the origin of its name among which there is one referring to a period of Venetian dominion when thousands of ships were finding shelter in its coves. That was the reason it was called – valle di mille navi (valley of thousand ships). Due to its geographical position, Milna became an important port very soon after its foundation and, consequently, a dockyard of a famous sailing ship – bracera, which got its name after the island. Even today, main activities in Milna deal with tourism and navigation since numerous tourists come there with their boats. This is all due to its clear sea and a magnificent environment with all the facilities at hand. An anchor still stands on its shore – as a symbol and a shelter sought by the restless ships, a safe harbor dreamed by seaman.