Stari Grad, Croatia

What is Stari Grad, Croatia known for?


ancient history

(''Idassa''), probably a vulgar Greek form of the original Liburnian name. The people of Zadar, the ''Iadasinoi'', were first mentioned in 384 BC as the allies of the natives of Hvar and the leaders of an eastern Adriatic coast coalition in the fight against the Greek colonizers. An expedition of 10,000 men in 300 ships sailed out from Zadar and laid siege to the Greek colony Pharos (Stari Grad, Croatia) in the island of Hvar, but the Syracusan (Syracuse, Sicily) fleet of ''Dionysus'' was alerted and attacked the siege fleet. The naval victory went to the Greeks which allowed them relatively safer further colonization in the southern Adriatic (Adriatic Sea). M. Suić, Prošlost Zadra I, Zadar u starom vijeku, Filozofski fakultet Zadar, 1981, pages 127-130 The names of many Central and Eastern European cities hark back to their past as gords. Some


ancient part

February 1, 2015 location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultural land, has long made it attractive for human settlement. Stari Grad is also a municipality within the Split-Dalmatia County. The most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain, while the entire municipality lies within the surrounding


comic plays

;''' Amateur theatre troop, dating from 1893, specialises in comic plays * '''Town Library''' is the direct descendent of the "Croatian National Reading Room" founded in 1874. The Town Library is now located in the Town Hall, built 1893. * '''Stari Grad Museum''' is housed in the former Palaca Biankini. Special exhibits show a reconstruction of an ancient Greek shipwreck, the archaeological collection from the Stari Grad Plain, and a 19th-century Captain's room. In addition, the Museum houses


local music

(''Idassa''), probably a vulgar Greek form of the original Liburnian name. The people of Zadar, the ''Iadasinoi'', were first mentioned in 384 BC as the allies of the natives of Hvar and the leaders of an eastern Adriatic coast coalition in the fight against the Greek colonizers. An expedition of 10,000 men in 300 ships sailed out from Zadar and laid siege to the Greek colony Pharos (Stari Grad, Croatia) in the island of Hvar, but the Syracusan (Syracuse, Sicily) fleet of ''Dionysus'' was alerted and attacked the siege fleet. The naval victory went to the Greeks which allowed them relatively safer further colonization in the southern Adriatic (Adriatic Sea). M. Suić, Prošlost Zadra I, Zadar u starom vijeku, Filozofski fakultet Zadar, 1981, pages 127-130 The names of many Central and Eastern European cities hark back to their past as gords. Some of them are in countries which used to be, but no longer are, inhabited mostly by Slavic-speaking peoples. Examples include: Novgorod, Gorodets, Volgograd (Russia); Hrodna, Davyd-Haradok, Haradok, Navahrudak (Belarus); Uzhhorod, Horodok, Horodysche (Ukraine); Hradec Králové, Vyšehrad (Czech Republic); Stargard Szczeciński, Starogard Gdański, Nowogard, Ogrodzieniec, Grodzisk Mazowiecki (Poland); Dravograd, Gornji Grad (Gornji Grad, Slovenia), many places named Gradišče and Podgrad (Slovenia); Biograd, Stari Grad (Stari Grad, Croatia) (Croatia); Visegrád (Hungary); Belgrade (''Beograd''), Dimitrovgrad (Dimitrovgrad, Serbia), Veliko Gradište (Serbia); Danilovgrad (Montenegro); Blagoevgrad, Asenovgrad, Razgrad (Bulgaria); Gradsko (Gradsko, Republic of Macedonia) (Republic of Macedonia); Novohrad region, many places named Hradisko (Slovakia) or Hradiště (Czech Republic); en.wikipedia.org wiki Uherské_Hradiště Graz (Austria); Gartz, Stuttgart (Germany); Pogradec (Albania), Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Administration and population Hvar Island is part of Split-Dalmatia County in Dalmatia, Croatia. The island has four municipalities (općina), namely Hvar (city) (pop 4138), Stari Grad (Stari Grad, Croatia) (pop 2,817), Jelsa (Jelsa, Croatia) (pop 3,656) and Sućuraj (pop 492). Population figures as of 2001. * '''Hvar (city)''' is the largest town on the island (pop 3,672), for many years an independent commune and major naval base of the Venetian Empire. Hvar municipality includes the settlements of Brusje (206), Velo Grablje (21), Milna (90) and Sveta Nedilja (148). Hvar is also one of the two most famous winemaking zones in Croatia.Vineyards on the southern side of the island are famous for red wines produced from the Plavac Mali


dedication

down or captured their ships, and burned their weapons in dedication to their god. This battle meant the loss of the most important strategic Liburnian positions in the centre of the Adriatic, resulting in their final retreat to their main ethnic region, Liburnia, and their complete departure from the Italic coast, apart from Truentum. In Roman times, the town became known as Faria, which was turned into Hvar by the incoming Slav population. When the administrative capital of the island


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Vranjicani Dobrinović (1801–1870), lawyer References * Faros Kantaduri * http

: whc.unesco.org en list 1240 UNESCO website: Stari Grad Plain * Stari Grad Plain Category:Hvar Category:Ancient Greek cities Category:Cities and towns in Croatia Category:Populated coastal places in Croatia Category:World Heritage Sites in Croatia

Stari Grad (Stari Grad, Croatia) and Jelsa (Jelsa, Croatia) is famous for its white wines. right 250px thumb Illyria (File:218BCMAPMEDITERRANEAN.jpg) at 218 BC Demetrius, described as Illyrian (Illyrians) Walbank (2002), p. 117; Hoyos, X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum


quot fishing

, marine biologist * Petar Hektorović (1487–1572), poet, author of "Ribanja i ribarskog prigovaranja (Fishing and Fishermen’s Talk)" * Tomislav Kaljatić Maroević (1955), bishop * Dinko Lupi, opera singer * Šime Ljubić (1822–1896), archaeologist * Janez Maroević, marathon runner * Tonko Maroević, academician * Ivo Maroević Špuntin (1937–2007), art historian * Petar Nisiteo (1774–1866), historian, archaeologist * Bartol Petrić (1899–1974), artist * John Tadich (founder


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starigrad hvar.jpg thumb 240px Mlin, Stari Grad Harbour Notable inhabitants * Demetrius of Faros (†214 BC), ruler of Faros (Hvar) involved in the First Illyrian War (Illyrian Wars) * Ante Biankini (1860–1934), doctor to US President Woodrow Wilson * Juraj Biankini (1874–1928), politician * Petar Biankini (1856–1928), author * Dinko Bogdanić, choreographer, ballet dancer * Peruško Bogdanić, sculptor * Nikola Dominik Budrović (1765–1847) theologist, historian * Jakov Dulčić


site history

-historic times, and the Greek field layout is still largely intact, thanks to continuing maintenance over the years of its dry stone walls. In 2008, the Stari Grad Plain became a UNESCO protected world heritage site. History The area around present day Stari Grad was settled by the neolithic tribes of the Hvar culture who occupied the island between 3500 and 2500 BC, and who traded with other settlements around the Mediterranean


384

buffer zone. Name Stari Grad was originally named Faros (Greek: ΦAPOΣ) by the Greek settlers from the island of Paros, who arrived in 384 BC. It is thought that the name may come from the previous inhabitants of the area. A great naval battle (Battle of Pharos) was recorded a year after the establishment of Pharos colony, by a Greek inscription in Pharos (384 – 383 BC) and by the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus (80 – 29 BC), initiated by conflicts between the Greek colonists

shading off source Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, DZS, Zagreb, 2005 1961 3231 1971 3016 1981 2857 1991 2884 2001 2817 2011 2781 In 384 BC, the town was formally founded by ancient Greeks from the island of Paros in the Aegean Sea. They gave the name Faros (ΦAPOΣ) to their new settlement, an independent state permitted to mint its own money. The nearby plain was marked out with roads at right angles, and divided into fields of standard size

-European language. They transmitted it to later settlers, the Liburnians. The name of the Liburnian settlement was first mentioned by a Greek (Greek language) inscription from Pharos (Stari grad (Stari Grad, Croatia)) on the island of Hvar in 384 BC, where the citizens of Zadar were noted as (''Idassa''), probably a vulgar Greek form of the original

Stari Grad, Croatia

'''Stari Grad''' (literally ''Old Town'') is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. url http: thechronicleherald.ca travel 1266530-croatia-journey-to-my-ancestral-home title Croatia: Journey to my ancestral home last Zann first Lenore authorlink Lenore Zann date January 30, 2015 work The Chronicle-Herald accessdate February 1, 2015 location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultural land, has long made it attractive for human settlement. Stari Grad is also a municipality within the Split-Dalmatia County.

The most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain, while the entire municipality lies within the surrounding buffer zone.

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