Monday, 23 May 2011

1240 HR - Stari Grad Plain (2008)

Brief Description

"Stari Grad Plain on the Adriatic island of Hvar is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC. The original agricultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly centring on grapes and olives, has been maintained since Greek times to the present. The site is also a natural reserve. The landscape features ancient stone walls and trims, or small stone shelters, and bears testimony to the ancient geometrical system of land division used by the ancient Greeks, the chora which has remained virtually intact over 24 centuries."

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of dana_sidle from postcrossing


  1. This is a picture of 'Stari Grad', the town. Here is a picture of the actual Unesco protected site, Stari Grad Plain:

    1. great. do you have once to swap with me? thank you