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Shepherd Entertainment takes you on a tour of Stari Grad, which was founded by the Greeks and served as the capital of Hvar ...
Island for centuries.
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Discover Stari Grad on the island of Hvar in Croatia
The Medieval fortress that serves as a watch tower stands in Stari Grad the former town of Greek colonies. Seldom found in Dalmacia apple trees alternate with olive trees here in the Yalsa covering the hills above the settlement.
The colored ceramic pot on which the oldest depiction of a boat in Europe can be seen was found in Gratcha cave near the Yelsa. The port of the city is will protected from the wind with exception of the Bora but the depth of its waters is only 1.5 to 3m so its unable to receive larger boats. The director of the islands telegraph office started to send weather dated to Vienna three times a day in 1856; there’s been no fog or temperature below zero Celsius in the past 150 years.
The highest point of flour is 604m, the plateau is covered with lavender, grape and olive tree plantations while pine, box with juniper and cypresses are volunteered plants. The island provides one quarter of Dalmacias olive oil and even 500 liters of wine yearly. Fur can be approach from split by fairy or Catamaran. The island is born several names during its history, Farls, Parls, Fatia but each refers to the light house. Currently 14 towers help the orientation of sailors.
Grad is the popular target of sailors, its ports welcome travelers with comfortable accommodations a wide range of services and intimate restaurants. As a complacent hospital it’s primarily visited by those suffering from respiratory diseases and asthma. Croatia has several climatic clinics and hospital on the main land as well as on the islands which reveal another aspect of tourism. The region of special beauty of Fur is the plateau with its cooler climate running from Swari de Nila to Yelsa the major part of which is covered with is cover pine woods. The olive trees growing on the hills make up a quarter of all the olive trees in Dalmacia.
Stari grad was founded by the Greeks and served as the capital of the island for centuries. It was founded in the six km wide bay under the name Faros in 384 BC. Artifacts has scarcely remain from those times but monuments of the roman reign have been found under the churches, the ruins of a bath richly decorated with mosaic tiles were revealed under the safe crotch church as well as the well deputies fund from the 5th centuries under the Saint John church.
The third side of Stari Grad is the Dominican monastery build in 1487 that was burn down by the Turks but rebuilt by the local population. At the turn in 19th and 20th century the famous Croatian painter Eurio Plantis later died in Paris but live in this city. His memorial exhibition can be seen on this course square in the Blakeney palace. The other houses of the square, the gala neo, the Buches, the Bervaldey, the Mackeyedo and the Pileyteyo are also protected monuments.
The shore of the Adriatic including the coast of the islands is 40m deep on the average but as much 215m in some places. Its characteristic is its high salt content that relates to the temperature of the water. The salt content of cooler Northern waters is 33 while of that of the warmer Southern waters is 38% due to its high solidity, plankton is practically not existent so there’s nothing that would make its water greenish that’s why it’s beautifully blue and very transparent. We can even see down to a depth of 50m form an airplane. Local say the sea sights twice a day referring to the tides. The tides are large at set on new moon and full moon which is called bore tide while the smallest nip tide.
The day the tide phenomenon is caused by the gravitation of the moon. When the pool of the sand and moon are aligned where the bore tide occurs, if there at 90 degrees nip tide can be experience. The characteristic of the Adriatic is that the fluctuation between low and high tide is very small, just 37 cm and the Southern region, 40 in the middle of Adriatic and 70 in the North. The Adriatic doesn’t have larger constant occurrence either.
The continental animal life of the creation seashore is not too varied by the sea life is all the more or so. Schools of sardines mostly know from cans and mackerels swim around but also countless squid, crabs lobsters, oysters and muscles can be observed in the crystal clear water.
Corals bed in the deep of the Adriatic and the one increasing weight smaller numbers, sponge divers are also at work. Those diving further out can even meet dolphins. The smaller bodied sharks living in the Adriatic according to experts are not harmful to people though the news are some shark attack creates excitement each summer this can rather be a scribe to the press suffering from a lack of news.
We can become acquainted with fish not only of living status but also in the fish restaurants of ports. The so called blue fish including tuna, tropics, lucarda, sardine and anchovies called GSM are cheaper while white fish such as lovin, comarcha, morbonia, and mole are more tasty but also more expensive. Linia, covonetcha, and sipa are popular because their boneless while the cat shark and the Resina shark are considered exotic.
Fish are best roasted on charcoal embers, they are usually served with parsley potatoes or French fries according to the wishes of the foreigner but lemon sizes and freshly baked bread always accompany them.
Local wine is the perfect to come into fish as well as wine coolers called spricks that was taken from German. The name of the wine next with tap water in the Croatian manner is Vivanda.