Stari Grad

The oldest settlement on Hvar and one of Croatia's oldest towns, present day Stari Grad (literally meaning Old Town) was founded by the Greeks in 384 BC and was the island's main town until the 17th Century.

There is plenty of historical interest, much of it preserved in the excellent Stari Grad Museum, while a walk around the pedestrianised old town is one of the island's most authentic stone experiences. Sights not to miss include the Benedictine monastery, St. Stephen's Church and Petar Hektorovic Tvrdalj, an impressive summer palace complete with fishpool and stone carvings from one of Croatia's most famous poets.