Stari Grad - island Hvar

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Stari Grad is a historical town located on the northwestern part of the island of Hvar, also named ancient Faros. More precisely, it is situated on the place of a deep sea bay. Because of its idyllic location, it is a perfect place to take long walks in and explore the most attractive island of the Adriatic. The town has a lot of beautiful beaches where you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming or simply relaxing in the shade of the hundred-year-old pine trees. Some of the attractive beaches in Stari Grad are the Lanterna beach (made of a pebble cove and paved squares), Maslinica beach (sandy cove near the ferry dock), Banj beach (made of a pebble parts and paved squares), hotel beach (the bathing place contains a pebble cove and concrete squares), as well as beaches paklena, Zavala, Baba and Zukova (these beaches are located on a peninsula which closes the Stari Grad bay). Stari Grad is rich with historical sites which testify to its long and rough past. Visit the remains of a mosaic built into the sidewalk, remains of the roman summer houses, St. Ivan church 8the oldest and most valuable monument of Stari Grad), fort ( fortified villa of the poet Petar Hektorovic, built in 1520 with numerous inscriptions in Croatian and Latin), St. Stjepan church (built in 17th and 18th century), Dominican monastery (built in 1482, old archives and books, as well as the collection of paintings, statues, numismatic collection and fossil collection are kept here), St. Jerolim church, marine collection as well as many other sites. Sports and active vacation lovers can relax by practicing water sports, underwater fishing, basketball, football, beach volleyball, panoramic flights and countless other activities. Like in any other Dalmatian town, Stari Grad also hosts numerous festivities and manifestations such as different concerts, fun performances, Summer of Stari Grad, international summer music school, fishing night. If you are willing to savor the specialties and delicacies of this island, visit the restaurants “Eremitaz” and “Zvijezda mora”, as well as taverns “Stari Mlin” and “Pharia”.

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