Starigrad (on the island of Hvar)

Starigrad (literally Old Town) is on the NW side of the very beautiful and popular island of Hvar. Known as Pharos to the ancient Greeks, and Faria in the Roman times, the town has a population of around 2000. It is beautifully situated at the end of a long bay with many natural and well sheltered harbours. The town is a typical small community with all the usual amenities, but the plain behind it is still unchanged from Greek times. And as it demonstrates the comprehensive system of agriculture used by the ancient Greeks it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The museum may be worth a visit.

 

It is easy to find anchorage in a sheltered bay as one approaches Starigrad.