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Visit Stari Grad
Located on the beautiful island of Hvar, Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in all of Europe. The oldest sections of the city are, in fact, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stari Grad was colonised by Ionian Greeks in the 4th century BC.
Located at the heart of the island, Stari Grad lies on a sheltered bay and is surrounded by pine forests, vineyards and olive groves. Stari Grad translates as Old Town, an apt name due to the history that can be seen throughout the town in its monuments, quaint squares, old stone houses, and buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period.
Stari Grad has its own pebble beach, Lanterna, and there are plenty of other hidden bays and sand and pebble beaches along the north side of the island. You’ll find vineyards surrounding the city, coastal vistas to enjoy, and these additional opportunities.
There are numerous ancient churches to see in Stari Grad, along with monasteries and an old windmill at the south side of the community’s harbor. Don’t miss Tvrdalj Castle, which was the 16th century home of the Renaissance poet Petar Hektorović.
The Stari Grad Plain is an ancient Greek agricultural landscape which dates back to the 4tth century BC and is still used. The stone walls and shelters have been carefully preserved for 24 centuries. This is combined with the old town walls, Roman villas, and the Illyrian forts above Stari Grad for a one-of-a-kind historical tour.
Special exhibits come through the Stari Grad Museum frequently, often taking an in-depth look at the history of this community. There is also a permanent art collection to enjoy. Be sure to visit the museum’s website for visiting times and what exhibits are currently on display.
Stari Grad offers everything an ancient European town should have for visitors, but does it in a way that is uniquely its own. Take a walk, explore the agricultural offerings, and have a glass of wine because your stay here will be one of the best experiences of your life.
Travel to Stari Grad, Croatia
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Stari Grad Tourist Information
Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 1
21460 Stari Grad
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Best of Stari Grad
What to see and do in Stari Grad ?
- Church of St John (sv. Ivan)
- Church of St Jerome (sv. Jerolim)
- Church of St Roch (sv. Rok)
- Church of St Peter (sv. Petar), church with Dominican monastery
- Church of St Lucia (sv. Lucija), church with remains of the monastery of Dominican trećeretkinja (picokara)
- Church of St Nicholas (sv. Nikola)
- Church of St Stephen (sv. Stjepan)
- Chapel of Our Lady (Kapela Gospojica) in the Stari Grad Plain
- Chapel of St Helen (sv. Jelina) on the road to Dol
- Tvrdalj Castle – Residence of the Renaissance poet Petar Hektorović, built 16th century
- Trg Škor – Baroque Square dating from 17th-18th century
- Palace Biankini – neorenaissance house with a court and garden, which today houses the Stari Grad Museum.
- House and Mausoleum of Šime Ljubića, classical style, built 1887
- Old windmill (Mlin na vjetar), south side of the harbour
- Old Town Walls
- Greek settlement
- Stari Grad Plain
- Roman Villas (villa rusticae)
- Maslinovik – Greek tower in the Stari Grad Plain
- Glavica – Illyrian fort above Stari Grad
- Purkin Kuk – Illyrian fort above Stari Grad
Best time to travel
When is the best time to travel ? The best time to visit Stari Grad, Croatia is May, June, September and October. The weather in these months are very nice. July and August are peak season with peak prices and furthermore it can be very hot, especially in the afternoon.
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