1000 Wonders of the World!
Menu
Stari Grad Plain
CC BY-SA 3.0 | Author: Chippewa | Full Size Picture

Stari Grad Plain

VisitedFavoriteWanted
Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Croatia
Description:
Stari Grad Plain on the Adriatic island of Hvar is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC. The original agricultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly centring on grapes and olives, has been maintained since Greek times to the present. The site is also a natural reserve. The landscape features ancient stone walls and trims, or small stone shelters, and bears testimony to the ancient geometrical system of land division used by the ancient Greeks, the chora which has remained virtually intact over 24 centuries.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Stari Grad Plain", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.