The original settlement of Pharos was founded in 384 BC by Greek colonists after they had broken the resistance of the indigenous Illyrians. Mosaics under the pavement bear witness to the past. After 1205 Stari Grad appeared under the name of Civitas Vetus. In the 16th century the poet Petar Hektorović built a villa that has been preserved to the present day. 


The neighbourhood is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, as well as bakeries selling bread and fresh croissants. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is characterised by narrow winding streets with historic flair.

​The sea is close and the fruit and vegetable market is located in the immediate vicinity. Grocery stores and a butcher's are also very close, just round the corner.


Directions Hvar Island


Airport: Split, Croatia

Crossing to the island of Hvar:

Ferry: 2 hours to Stari Grad


Catamaran: 1 hour to Hvar.
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Seaplane from Split to Jelsa

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Directions Villa Hektorovic

Directions Townhouse

Parking Area