Tag Archives: Adriatic

Zlatni rat: Golden Cape on island Brac #Croatia

Zlatni rat is famous beach on island Brač. It is not just the beach, it`s a natural phenomena where sandy cape (beach) shifts influenced by winds, current and tides. Continue reading Zlatni rat: Golden Cape on island Brac #Croatia

Awsome island Hvar

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).

ISLAND BRAC – CROATIA

Island Brač (Dalmatia) is the third largest island in the Adriatic but also the highest island – Mount St. Vid 778 m.

This photo has real colors of the sea in the town Bol, known by the famous beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn).

Photograph: Sandra Bortek