Stari Grad Croatia

Stari Grad Croatia

We determined to do a 7 day Yacht cruise with Sail Croatia and one in all our stops was a city referred to as Stari Grad. Its rumored to be the primary settlement of Europeans, courting again 3,500 years. Initially settled by greeks, Stari Grad is a port city, with outlets and an unseemly variety of church buildings. There are extra church buildings per capita than some other place on the planet.

Stari Grad Croatia
Stari Grad Croatia

One of many cool issues we obtained to do whereas in Stari Grad was do some wine tasting. There’s a native winery referred to as Hora. We obtained to style numerous completely different wines, in addition to breads, olive oil, and different issues which can be all made on web site. The vienyard is owned by the identical household that has owned it for many years and it positioned on a UNESCO protected web site as a result of the partitions that had been constructed as terraces for the grape fields had been put up by the Greeks over 3,000 years in the past. (We didn’t take an image however did tackle of us wine tasting.)

Wine tasting at Hora Winery in Stari Grad Croatia
Wine tasting in Stari Grad at Hora Vineyard

We actually just like the city of Stari Grad and was advised that in the summertime the Promenade was so crowded from folks visiting you possibly can hardly stroll round. Its very cheap right here, with dinner plates beginning round $8 and you may simply have a pleasant dinner for two for about $30 with out drinks. Pastries on the native store had been about $1 every and a scoop of ice cream about $1.20.

Pilot and Me in Stari Grad Croatia

The cruise ship we had been on was referred to as the Kraljica Jelena, which is Croatian for Queen Jelena. We couldn’t pronouce it, and don’t anticipate you to have the ability to as nicely. The “j” is often silent, just like the j in Spanish, or a tender “h” sound. Our crew, all 8 of them, had been incredible. The ship solely has 19 cabins, and since we had been on the first cruise of the season, early Could, there have been solely 8 cabins being occupied (16 whole vacationers). It made every thing simpler, and we obtained to know everybody by the tip of the 2nd day. Our cruise was an “Explorer” cruise, however we had been shocked to be the third youngest couple, with the opposite {couples} all being of their 60s, 70s, and early 80s. They’ve deliberate rafting, some swim stops (the water is absolutely chilly proper now) and biking. Its a phenomenal ship and model new. They only completed it final 12 months.

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