Stari Grad is located in the north-west section of the island in a deep and protected cove, a safe and unavoidable harbor to all yachts who cruise the Mediterranean. This ancient city with its rich history and cultural landmarks will leave breathless every visitor. 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.
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Petar Hektorović Castle
Petar Hektorović’s Tvrdalj with a fish-pond and a summer house. It is the most famous building in Stari Grad. This renaissance poet built it throughout his entire life and it had the same importance for him as his literary work. There he realized the idea of microcosms – a small, enclosed world where all divine creatures – fish, birds, herbs and people (himself, his friends, a holy woman, paupers, and travelers) had a space to live. The Tvrdalj is also a stone book – Hektorović carved more than twenty stone inscriptions in both Latin and Italian (one, which is in Italian – is his own life motto: “Fede e realtà o quanto è bella!” – Oh how lovely faith and reality are) as well as inscriptions in the Croatian language.
Stari Grad Plains – UNESCO heritage
This is a must see while you are in Stari Grad. The famous Stari Grad plains. The large plain occupies the island’ s central area. Its name kept changing with the successive arrival of new masters. The Plain is, in fact, a cultured landscape, formed by thousands of years of human labor. Its ancient man-made features originate from 24 centuries ago when Greek colonists divided the Plain into rectangular plots each fenced in with drywall. Today we can identify the point in the Plain, located at a road intersection, from which the Greek surveyor began his measuring.
The Kabal peninsula, whose form resembles the fingers of the hand, is located the north-western part of Stari Grad Bay. At the very entrance to the Bay is Kabal cape, an eighty-meter high rock and on the edge of the Bay is Stari Grad, one of the safest natural harbors on the Adriatic. During the crystal clear days, you will have the feeling of sailing into some kind of “fjord”. You will leave behind, on the southern part, high hills that drop steeply into the sea and far away, in the depth of the bay is the town of Stari Grad.
THE BEST RESTAURANTS TO CONSIDER IN STARI GRAD
Several restaurants, cafes, and markets where you can expect only the superb food and amazing dishes for a good price. Everything you need for a superb culinary experience.
Restaurant Kod Barba Luke, Ul. Petra Niziteta, 21460, Stari Grad
Kod Barba Luke is a family-friendly restaurant situated in Stari Grad, an ancient city which parts belong to UNESCO World Heritage. Located at the famous Hektorović city square, the restaurant is run by Roić family since 1970. It is a part of a family house built of stone in 1643. You can enjoy a cozy warm interior, or even more beautiful covered terrace with a sea view, enjoying under the palm trees.