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Town Stari grad

Town Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Republic of Croatia. The ancient town of Faros is well-known for its long and rich history, tourist attractions and beautiful nature The municipality of town Stari Grad covers an area of 53 km2 and has a population of approximately 3,000. Town Stari Grad is a port located at the very end of a 4 mile long bay, that proves a safe harbor and a shelter for sailors. Town Stari Grad is a prominent tourist destination that offers various services and facilities such as hotels, apartments, camps, restaurants, etc. Excellent catering services and amiable hosts, as well as plenty of tourist activities and sites, guarantee guests a pleasant vacation in this legendary town.

Swimming marathon

One of the numerous tourist attractions of the town of Stari Grad is swimming marathon. It is taking place in Stari Grad in the month of August, during the tourist season. The Swimming Marathon is 16 km long (8.5 miles) and it starts and finishes in the town's port to the delight of the numerous guests, hosts and the tourists.

History of town Stari grad

History of Town Stari Grad (literally translated as 'Old Town') is the oldest town in Croatia. It was founded in 384 BC by Greek colonists from the island of Paros in the Aegean Sea. The ancient Faros (original name of Stari Grad) was built in a bay where it was sheltered from natural calamities and sea attacks. Nearby was a large fertile plain upon which the inhabitants of the town depended on food. In the history of town Stari grad, at the height of its power, the town of Faros (or Pharos) held the status of a polis (ancient Greek city-state), and had its own governance, mint, official seal, symbols, flag, and every other property of a city-state. In the history of town Stari grad, after the arriving to the location of Faros, the ancient Greeks (from the Greek island of Paros) came across a powerful Illyrian community unwilling to surrender to the colonists. The Illyrians asked other Illyrian tribes that were settled on the mainland for help. The mainland Illyrians, a few thousand of them, came to their rescue and eventually managed to defeat the Greek colonists. When the Governor of Lissos heard about the defeat of the colonists, he immediately sent an impressive fleet of warships with thousands of warriors onboard and finally overpowered the Illyrians.

Stari grad field

After the crucial victory the Greeks founded their polis, and this marked the beginning of the age of prosperity of Faros. The Greeks in Faros were in possession of their own minted coins, workshops, ceramics, authority, and a solid income from its port. Their main food source was the famous Stari Grad field with surface of 1.200 ha, subdivided by dry stone walls into separate parcels (known as chora or ager) of 180 x 900 metres. The purpose of this agricultural system was to protect the fertile land from erosion. This structure has remained intact to his day. Stari Grad field (also known as 'Ager' or 'Chora Farou') is the best preserved agricultural landscape in the Mediterranean dating back to the 4th century BC (when Stari Grad was still a polis). Stari Grad field is a large field (dimensions 6x2 km) subdivided into parcels by dry stone walls. This type of agricultural system optimised the cultivation of the land, protected it from erosion, enabled the selection of crops and, ultimately, ensured high crop yields. Stari Grad field was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2008 after a meeting in Quebec City.

Stari grad

Stari Grad, the oldest town on the island of Hvar and in the Republic of Croatia. Stari grad was the economic and cultural centre of the then island of Pharos (today's Hvar) in the 4th century BC. In centuries to follow, many changes happened regarding government and culture on the island; history was written and rewritten over and over again. Consequently, the formation of Hvar Commune in 1278 (in accordance with the Venetian Republic) caused Stari Grad to lose its primacy to the town of Hvar which then became the new administrative centre of the island of Hvar. Items such as remains of ceramic objects, coins, and stone blocks serve as a reminder of the ancient history of Stari Grad. Stari Grad is notable for its abundance of archaeological sites that make this town worth visiting. Church of St. Peter and Dominican Monastery serve as a museum in which valuable exhibits dating from the time of the Greek colony and the remains of the ancient town of Pharos are kept.

Petar Hektorovic palace

Petar Hektorovic palace was built as the Castle noteworthy for its numerous rooms, antique furniture, a preserved fishpond and a beautiful garden. The original palace was built in 1448 by family Hektorovic, to be rensomed by poet Petar Hektorovic ( 1487 – 1572 ) later in the year 1540.The bought Petar Hektorovic palace, he has adopted into the country complex with fishes pool and the park.

Stari grad tourist town

Stari grad tourist town is situated in the protected cove, on the eastern part of the Hvar island. It is one of the oldest town on the Adriatic sea, known after its long history and the ancient Greece. For its beauty, pure nature, clear sea and the top offer, many guests and tourists come here. Therefore, Stari Grad Tourist Town had to built numerous hotels, villas, vacation houses, apartments and the restaurants.



Apartment Dzelalija
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

Camp Jurjevac
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

Holiday home Villa Dane
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

Hotel Arkada
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

Restaurant Eremitaz
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

Rural house Duzevic
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

Villa Villa Dane
Stari Grad
Island Hvar

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