Hidden Gems

The Spectacular Charm Of Stari Grad With Yacht Hire In Croatia

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  January 23, 2017

Hvar Island is a popular destination for yacht hire in Croatia, offering a breadth of experiences and an array of interesting destinations. One of the most well-known is Stari Grad, where you can enjoy some of the fascinating culture this island has to enjoy.

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The name Stari Grad literally translates as Old Town; indeed, it is one of the oldest in Europe, founded well over 2,000 years ago by the ancient Greeks. It may not have the beaches or bustling nightlife of Hvar Town, but Stari Grad is the perfect place for those who want to see a quieter side of this lovely island. It is situated right on the edge of the Stari Grad Plains, a fascinating UNESCO heritage site of undeniable agricultural significance.

Stari Grad is also renowned for its art and culture. To enjoy some of this in situ, head to Tvrdalj, an impressive house built by Croatian poet Hektorovic in the 16th century. The small castle is beautiful and the tranquil gardens are the perfect place for a peaceful wander. The Dominican monastery is also well worth a look, not just for its architecture and pretty gardens but also for its interesting museum and stunning artwork.

Stari Grad is also home to some of Croatia’s most entertaining musical and theatrical performances, many of which can be enjoyed in the open air throughout the summer.

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