Some 2400 years ago, the Ancient Greeks sailed into the harbour of modern-day Stari Grad from the island of Paros. We will easily ride through its long promenade outlining the deep protected bay, passing by Residence of the Renaissance poet Petar Hektorovic, built 16th century.
From Stari Grad we have numerous options where to go, so your day can be anything from 10-50km. Passing through the middle part of the island which is mild, and not as steep as the hills around Hvar town. Depending of the route you take you will pass also through some of small beautiful traditional villages in the interior of the island. Our guides will decide about the route depending of the group and their fitness level. So we want to make shure that you will enjoy the day.
On our way back to Stari Grad, we will stop on a small local farm situated at the Stari Grad Plain, also known as Hora or Ager, is such an impressively preserved testament to the Ancient Greek period that it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008. After founding the oldest town in Croatia and naming it Faros, the Greeks turned their attention to a neighbouring fertile field of some 80 hectares, dividing it into equal plots of land measuring 1 x 5 stadiums, or 180m x 900m (approximately 16,000m2). The land was fertile and produced much food for the settlers, who brought vines and olive trees with them from Paros.
After the Greeks came the Romans, who built impressive Villae Rusticae on the plain, and farming practices continued. Range of organic food and wines produced by the family, and catering for groups for the most traditional of Dalmatian meals, the Farm is waiting for your visit to show you a different side of Hvar. As well as growing a range of organic produce, Zuvela’s range of Hora wines is a byword for authenticity and quality. Croatia has more than 130 indigenous grape varieties, and some of these are indigenous to Hvar and only grown on the island.
The tour ends with a car transfer after lunch, back to Hvar.