Last week I was on island Hvar visiting a cosy town Stari Grad.
Everybody talks about town Hvar, lot of celebrities go there (Demi Moore was there this weekend) and it is pretty expensive but you have to pay that image. Stari Grad on the other hand is less crowded, quite but with richer history and it is a great port for boats of all kind (and ones ten time bigger then my house!). Anyway, I had opportunity to get to know Stari Grad and I was amazed!
Stari Grad (Old Town) was the main settlement and founded somewhere in 4th century BC. The first polis was named Pharos (Greek name, later Romans called it Faria in mid 1st century BC, and Croats gave it its Slavic name Hvar).
In 13th century AD a new capital of the island became the modern town Hvar. To distinguish Old and New capital the old capital Hvar was given name Stari Grad (Old Town in English).