The First Half of the Stari Grad St. Rok Celebrations – The Other Half Tonight

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Stari Grad city council met yesterday as a part of the celebrations of the Stari Grad City Day and the Feast of St. Rok, patron of the city.
According to Slobodna Dalmacija, despite the very difficult financial position, caused by legal consequences of some decisions of the city authorities way back in 1980s, where 20% of the city budget is spent on, the current mayor informed everyone about the progress on the sewerage system (80% done and the rest should be done until the next summer), the Retirement Home (to be completed by the end of this year) and many more projects and plans for the upcoming months.

One of such will be the start of the works on the waterfront of the Priko part in September with significant nautical extension of the current port. This project worth 15 million kuna should be done by the end of spring, and everything should be ready for the next tourist season.

Stari Grad is preparing for the big anniversary – 24 centuries of the city establishment and supported by EU funding, celebrations will take place together with their friendly city Parikia from the Greece island Paros.

Among many people from Stari Grad and mayors from the neighbouring cities and representatives of cities-friends to Stari Grad, the city council meeting was attended by 2 members of the Croatian Parliament – Đurđica Plančić and Ante Sanader, by Andrej Plenković (Euro Parliament), Ivo Milatić (Assistant to the Minister of Economy) and many other guests.

(photo: Mirko Crnčević / Slobodna Dalmacija)stari grad sv rok

Special guests from the Sqadron of the Transport Helikopters, represented by the deputy commander Stjepan Jović were present to be honoured by the city for their help in emergency transports from Hvar island to the closest hospital in Split in all those years.
And despite the festivities, the helikopter was on duty, so when the call came to an emergency transport of a 6 year old German tourist bitten by a snake near Pokrivenik, the members of the Sqadron left the celebrations to do what they do the best – help to safe people´s lives. Journalists were on hand to record the very efficient 10 minutes flight to the Split hospital. According to, the boy received an antiserum and is stable at the moment.
(Video from Dalmacijanews)

The culture program had to be cancelled due to weather conditions (pouring rain) to Monday evening, so Dino Petrić & band and the “Aura” band from Split will be entertaining everyone at the Tvrdalj Square tonight.


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