Croatia's oldest town Stari Grad is located on the island of Hvar, in a small bay on the north-west side of the island. The historic town (Pharos) was founded by Greeks in 384 BC, and today it is still a town with narrow, charming alleys and squares. The city also has a lovely harbour promenade. Join us in Croatia's oldest town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar!
To Hvar and visit a naturist campsite
We made our way over to Hvar Island (Sucuraj) by ferry from Drvenik on the mainland. We ended up on a naturist campsite called Nudistcamp Vrboska, where we got a nice spot by the water. The view from our bedroom window was really great and sleeping with the camper almost outside the window (because it was so hot!) was a special feeling. We had only twenty metres from the campervan down to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Fantastic!
Croatia's oldest town Stari Grad on the island of Hvar
We parked the campervan in a car park on the outskirts of the city and then strolled around the cosy alleys. We admired the large boats along the quay and had lunch at one of the many outdoor cafés. Our mushroom risotto was delicious! Stari Grad is today a tourist resort in the centre of the county. Data themes, and is located on the north-west side of the island in a long bay. You can walk the harbour promenade all the way to Lanterna beach along the waterfront.
The city is quiet and there is no night-time partying! Walking in narrow alleys and small squares among restaurants, past the old church, feels historic. Outside the city centre you will find vineyards and olive groves.
The pharmacy in Stari Grad
Loaded with a lot of empty pill bottles, we went to the pharmacy to try to get some medication. However, the pharmacy turned out to be closed between 13:00 and 17:00 (I never learnt this about siesta!) and this was just the beginning of a slightly longer medicine hunting adventure. Since I'm tired and still have a headache, I'll tell you the rest of the story tomorrow from the town of Hvar.
See more in the neighbourhood
While in Starigrad, you will of course want to visit the town of Hvar on the island of Hvar. You can also visit the beautiful neighbouring island of Brac. On the mainland, you can experience the cosy and historically interesting city of Split. Other cosy towns nearby are Omis and Trogir.