The water levels were rising again in Stari Grad, and the streets took on an unusual role.
The island's former capital is somewhat overshadowed by the glitz of Hvar Town these days, but it remains one of the most fascinating towns on the Croatian coast. At its heart is its well-preserved Old Town, founded by the Ancient Greeks in 384 BC.
Stroll out of town to the largest cultivated field on the Adriatic, the stunning UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plan, where olives and grapes have been grown continuously for 24 centuries.The town's restaurants are some of the finest on Hvar, many of them open all year, making Stari Grad one of the more attractive options for out of season travel.
There are several family beaches within walking distance, as well as one with a recently installed disabled access. Very much a living town, Stari Grad is the hub of much of the island's activity, hosting the main court, Land Registry and Cadastar, as well as the car ferry terminal.