About Stari Grad
Croatia is the European, Mediterranean country with more than thousand islands. One of them is Hvar, the sunniest of them, which is proclaimed as one between ten the most beautiful island s in the world. The island Hvar is famous for its pleasant Mediterranean climate. It is characterized by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine (2,718 hours a year). Economy is based on tourism, fishing, farming, viticulture, olive growing and especially on cultivation of rosemary and lavender.
Stari Grad on island Hvar has often daily ferry connections to Split, other Croatian harbors (two times a week to Dubrovnik and Rijeka during the season) and to Ancona in Italy. There is a very good, modern highway across Croatia to Split and the airport quite near this city.
Visit Stari Grad (old Pharos), small town on the island Hvar, be part of its 2300 year old history. It was based by old Greeks in 384 B.C. and you can see numerous archaeological sites.
Stari Grad plain and the Historic center of Stari Grad were inscribed on UNESCO List of the World Heritage sites on July 8th, 2008. The famous Procession “Following the Cross”, which holds each year from the 17th century on Maunday Thursday before Easter, is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, too.
Walk around Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe, discover the secrets of the beginnings of civilization, try the fruits of the Stari Grad Plain, breathe in the scent of lavender, offer your palate an excellent wine, relax in the hidden Stari Grad bays, enjoy.
Regardless of which way you decide to walk around Stari Grad streets, you will feel a peacefulness that can only be provided by that feeling of the past that is still so present in this area.
If you decide to spend your vacation in Stari Grad on island Hvar, you will be able to visit the surrounding with lot of villages with its simple rural stony architecture, as well as Hvar, world famous touristic place with lot of restaurants, disco clubs and miscellaneous night life.
You can also choose cycling tours, diving pearls, sailing around the island or climbing up to the top of island Hvar. You will listen the romantic traditional songs, unique in the world, which sing the male groups, guitar concerts, see a lot of theater performances.
Friendly people, well-indented coast, numerous picturesque and intact beaches and bays, virgin nature, very rich historical and cultural inheritance, the scents of lavender, olive trees and wine are the reasons that island Hvar welcomes more and more tourists each year.