The east part of Europe is an area where I have not traveled much (yet;-). Besides a weekend in Prague and a week on Crete, I’ve only been to Croatia. But I am planning to change that, because the villages I visited during my 1 week sailing trip in the Central Dalmatian Archipelago were absolutely gorgeous. And really old too!
I was amazed when I found out Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe, it was founded 400 years BC!
This ancient town is an UNESCO Heritage site and rightfully so, it’s one of the prettiest towns (perhaps even the prettiest town) I have ever seen…
I couldn’t stop taking pictures, every corner I turned there was another cobbled street.
…and restaurants hidden in tiny alleys.
There was just so much to see!
And so were the lampposts and scooters!
Also, the people in Stari Grad were very friendly, like this old man who welcomed us into his wonderful wine shop.
Practical information: how to get to Stari Grad?
You might be wondering how to get to this cute as a button town on Hvar island. No worries, you don’t need your own sailing boat. Though if you have the option to rent your own boat with friends or family, I highly recommend to do so, it’s an amazing experience! Check out the costs for a week in my budget breakdown post.
Anyway, to get to Stari Grad you can take a direct ferry from Split. The journey takes about 2 hours and costs 39 Croatian Kuna (€5), you can find the timetable here. If you are looking to spend more time on this beautiful island, read more about where to stay on Hvar.