About Stari Grad

In Croatian language, Stari Grad literally means „The Old City“. The name suits well, as this urban settlement notes 2500 years of history, being founded by Greek explorers. Ever since then, the vivid cove of Hvar was a place of culture, trade and celebration of life.

In addition to lovely beaches and coastal localities, Stari Grad is known for a fort of nobleman Petar Hektorovic, a passionate writer and nature admirer, who even constructed a fish pond on his estate. The town’s historical core is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List, as well as central plain of the Island.

Visitors are invited to scuba-dive for pearls, enjoy local wine cellars and explore Hvar’s remarkable food offer.

Stari Grad
21460, Stari Grad, Croatia

The Charming Phantasms of Zoran Tadic

Artist Zoran Tadic has travelled the world, only to return to his native Island of Hvar and open a small atelier in Town of Stari Grad. This passionate individual is very dedicated to craft of making sculptures from various natural and organic materials. He exceeds in forming weird, out-of-this-world figurines of imaginary beings that are both funny and eerie at the same time. “Science fiction and animal documentaries have always encouraged my imagination and serve as a permanent source of my artistic expressions,” Zoran Tadic wrote on his website. “I take long walks along Dalmatian coast, collecting raw materials for my sculptures. These include pebbles, bones, roots, fur and many other items one can find in nature.”  The artist works…

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