What is so special about the oldest Croatian city?
Stari Grad Hvar is the oldest town in Croatia and, some would say, the most beautiful. It is first mentioned in documents from the 11th century as a settlement of a Benedictine monastery. As such, it boasts an impressive number of historic buildings that have been preserved since the Middle Ages.
Stari Grad was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008 due to its unique architectural style and cultural significance – landmarks that attract countless tourists to this charming place every year.
The White Cross, on the hill above the Old Town, is a simple white cross with an incredible view of the town and most of the island. It is a 15-minute easy walk from Stari Grad, and along the way you pass through some really beautiful neighbourhoods. The White Cross has become a kind of landmark of Hvar, as well as an attraction for tourists.
If you are looking for something off the beaten path, yet touristy and full of history, Stari Grad should be at the top of your list!