Celebrating 2400 years of Stari Grad & International conference Pharos and Stari Grad Plain (UNESCO Cultural Landscape)
CELEBRATING 2400 YEARS OF STARI GRAD
6-11 September 2016
From 6 to 11 September 2016 Stari Grad will host a central celebration of its 2400th anniversary. The town was founded in 384 BC by Greeks from the Aegean island of Paros who named it Pharos (Φάρος) – today’s Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Stari Grad Plain, a unique cultural landscape shaped through the millennia, in 2008 has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List as the best preserved Greek land division on the Mediterranean.
In addition to the first Festival of the sea and sailors “Days in the Bay” (8 to 11 September 2016), which will be attended by more than 50 traditional and classic boats, for the duration of the celebration there will be a series of concerts, exhibitions, lectures as well as the conference on the topic of the anniversary of the foundation of Stari Grad and Stari Grad Plain (from 7 to 9 September 2016), and for the entire duration of the celebrations, on the town’s seafront, there will be a fair of local products.
We invite you to join us and together with us celebrate this great anniversary of the 2400 years of Stari Grad.
Programme could be downloaded here: PROGRAM CENTRALNE PROSLAVE_PROGRAMME OF THE CENTRAL CELEBRATON
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PHAROS AND STARI GRAD PLAIN
Stari Grad, 7 – 9 September 2016
On the occasion of 2400 years of the foundation of Pharos, today’s Stari Grad, Stari Grad Museum, together with the Stari Grad Municipality and in cooperation with the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts is organizing the international conference Pharos and Stari Grad Plain.
The conference is organized as a part of the great celebration of the 24 centuries from the known date of the foundation of Stari Grad, founded at the bottom of the deep bay and near the fertile Stari Grad Plain, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The main theme of the conference is the ancient city of Pharos and its territory, the Stari Grad Plain. Points of interest within the main topic are: the foundation of the city of Pharos, the continuity of life in the city, its territory – Stari Grad Plain, and its use through time and consequent changes; connections, commerce, shipping, naval battles and the history of research and change in the perception of the city.
Programme could be downloaded here: Faros i Starogradsko polje_program