Stari Grad, the historical jewel of the island of Hvar
The historical jewel of the island of Hvar, the city of Stari Grad, built in 384 B.C. is located on the north-west section of the island in a deep and protected cove, a safe and unavoidable harbour to all sailors who sail the Mediterranean. This ancient city with its rich history and cultural landmarks will leave breathless every visitor. A walk through the colorful streets to the Dominican Monastery via Tvrdalj (home of the famous poet Petar Hektorović) and the parish church of St. Stephen is actually a walk through time and through the history of the city. Stari Grad will delight you with its cultural events through out summer: Stari Grad Summer, various concerts and recitals, and the International summer music school are being held every summer, while sports fans will be able to enjoy the Faros Marathon, the international championship of Croatia in distance swimming. Accommodation possibilities in Stari Grad are numerous, including quality hotels, apartments, rooms and camping sites. Restaurants and taverns are there to let you experience the full richness of Mediterranean flavors and aromas in traditionally made foods and you can certainly expect a rich offer of famous Hvar wines. Surrounded by a dense pine forest with fertile fields of vineyards and green olives, refreshing summer mistral breezes, Stari Grad will certainly provide an unforgettable vacation.