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Stari Grad Plain
"Stari Grad Plain on the Adriatic island of Hvar is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC. The original agricultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly centring on grapes and olives, has been maintained since Greek times to the present. The site is also a natural reserve. The landscape features ancient stone walls and trims, or small stone shelters, and bears testimony to the ancient geometrical system of land division used by the ancient Greeks, the chora which has remained virtually intact over 24 centuries."
The island of Hvar is a favorite destination for visitors to Croatia, thanks to its mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. It is rich in cultural and historical monuments, and remains of the ancient times can still be seen in most settlements on the island.
From Hvar town, travel up and over the hill to Starigrad -- once the largest settlement on the and dating back to the 2nd century BC.
Visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library full of priceless books and paintings. After a short guided tour, free time is afforded in town.
Continue your panoramic drive with a ride to the village of Vrisnik. Here, a local host welcomes you with brandy and dried figs, followed by a special wine tasting and a Hvar-style snack. The island's wines range from light whites to full-bodied reds, all made locally and produced only in small quantities.
Heading back to Hvar town, you'll stop briefly the fortress above the town, from where you can take in the magnificent view Hvar and Pakleni Islands.