Hvar – The UNESCO Island; Miki Bratanic; Croatia Week

Croatia – Stari Grad Plain

This year, the island of Hvar is nominated for the title of Best European Destination. It deserves the title for many reasons.

However, there is something that makes the island of Hvar stand out above the other destinations in the running, something unique, special, something that is recognizable and makes the island very proud.

Many do not know that the island of Hvar, probably one of the most densely populated islands in the world for the number of cultural sites on the UNESCO list. On the list, there are three Hvar Heritage Uniqueness; Starogradska polja (Stari Grad Plain), Procesija Za križen (Following the Cross) and Hvarska čipka (Hvar Lace).

The Stari Grad Plain on the island of Hvar is the best preserved agricultural landscape that was set up by the ancient Greek colonists in the 4th century BC and remains in use. The plain is generally still in its original form and has been preserved by careful maintenance of the stone walls over 24 centuries.

Following the Cross is a unique religious tradition taking place before the Easter for nearly five centuries uninterrupted.

Source: Hvar – The UNESCO Island

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