Stari Grad translates as ‘Old Town’ perhaps giving a hint into what you’ll find here! Stari Grad is on the northern side of the island of Hvar and is one of the oldest towns in Europe.
It’s positioned at the end of a long and well protected bay making it a popular stop for boats throughout the centuries.
Originally called ‘Faros’ by the Greeks settlers that came from the island of Paros in 384BC and later called ‘Faria’ in Roman times. It then became Hvar due to the incoming Slav population and then when the administrative capital of the island was moved to today’s Hvar town on the south coast the old town simply became known as Stari Grad which in Croatian literally translates as ‘Old City’.