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.

GULET CRUISE GUIDE

THE BEST PRIVATE MARINAS, PORTS OR ANCHOR POINTS

You have 2 options on where & how you can start your cruise.

Private Marinas: is the most comfortable option. The driver takes you more or less in front of your gulet. You get on board in a nice and smooth fashion, no crowds and everything is calm and relaxed. However, in general, private marinas are more expensive then if you start your cruise in a port. (Your option: marina Vrbovska, Marina Stari Grad)

On Anchor: this means gulet is on anchor close to the main port and you are transferred from port to gulet with a dinghy/zodiac. Some people find this uncomfortable, and it can be unconvinient for seniors, but some love the adventure.

The good part is, that as soon as you step on a dinghy, you know you are on holidays, on a ship and away from everything. If you wish to GET AWAY from everything ASAP, it is a very popular way to start your cruise. It is also for certain the cheapest way to start also. (Your option: Starigrad – Uvala Tiha)

ANĐEO - Anchored
Stari Grad Waterfront View Un Hvar

4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT STARI GRAD:

1) Stari Grad plains are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list
2) One of the Croatia’s oldest towns
3) Peaceful places with a lot of things to see
4) Stari Grad has been nominated  for Best European Destination 2017

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

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.

Kabal Peninsula

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.

Stari Grad On Hvar Island

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.

Restaurant Vidikovac Levanda, Vordušće 1, 21450, Velo Grablje,Hvar

Family restaurant located 10 km from the town of Hvar, offers a spectacular view that stretches from Bol on Brac on the north side to Visa, Apples, Paklenski the islands and Italy to the south. The only place on the road from which you can see the sea and on the south and the north.Beautiful sunsets in a range of colors from pink, orange to bright red. Far from the hustle and bustle offers complete relaxation and privacy.

lobster hvar

Restaurant “Nauta”, Ul. Slikara Ive Dulčića 10, 21460, Stari Grad

The happiest moments begin in a quiet street in the center of Old Town, the oldest town on the island of Hvar and one of the oldest cities in Europe. The Nauta Restaurant is located about 50 meters from the Old Town Marina and close to the Tvrdalja-Renaissance palace of the Croatian poet Petar Hektorović. This is a place of the intimate Dalmatian garden, the warmth of the wood and the scent of the local fireplace.