Stari Grad′s 2400th Birthday – Celebration to Start in April

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Stari Grad is the oldest city in Croatia. Founded in 384th B.C. by Greeks from Paros island, who brought their civilisation almost 2400 years ago. It was them, who brought olives and wine to the island and established the UNESCO protected Stari Grad Plain.

Plans for the celebration of the 2400th birthday are set and the city prepares for this major event as a large part of the riva (waterfront) and the famous Tvrdalj square in front of the Petar Hektorović Palace is being paved these days.

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(photos: Ivana Župan)
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The first event on the list of this years celebrations is the presentation of the 2400 old city in Brussels in early April under the patronage of Croatian member of the European Parliament, Andrej Plenković.
(photo: Faros news)

The festivities will continue on the day of the St. Roko, the patron of the city in August and the actual celebration will take place in September – as a 4 days manifestation “Days in the Bay” (September 8 – 11, 2016).


Days in the Bay will be a celebration of the oldest civilisation in Croatia by a regatta of traditional wooden boats, exhibitions, workshops, gatherings, promotions and tastings of local food and wine and much more.

Interesting year for Stari Grad, we hope to bring you more information as we have it. Here is a short trailer for the Days in the Bay event.



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