Stari Grad Croatia – Pilot and Me


Stari Grad Croatia
Stari Grad Croatia

We determined to do a 7 day Yacht cruise with Sail Croatia and one in all our stops was a city referred to as Stari Grad. Its rumored to be the primary settlement of Europeans, relationship again 3,500 years. Initially settled by greeks, Stari Grad is a port city, with retailers and an unseemly variety of church buildings. There are extra church buildings per capita than another place on the planet.

Stari Grad Croatia
Stari Grad Croatia

One of many cool issues we received to do whereas in Stari Grad was do some wine tasting. There’s a native winery referred to as Hora. We received to style a lot of completely different wines, in addition to breads, olive oil, and different issues which can be all made on website. The vienyard is owned by the identical household that has owned it for many years and it situated on a UNESCO protected website as a result of the partitions that had been constructed as terraces for the grape fields had been put up by the Greeks over 3,000 years in the past. (We didn’t take an image however did tackle of us wine tasting.)

Wine tasting at Hora Winery in Stari Grad Croatia
Wine tasting in Stari Grad at Hora Vineyard

We actually just like the city of Stari Grad and was informed that in the summertime the Promenade was so crowded from individuals visiting you may hardly stroll round. Its very cheap right here, with dinner plates beginning round $8 and you’ll simply have a pleasant dinner for two for about $30 with out drinks. Pastries on the native store had been about $1 every and a scoop of ice cream about $1.20.

Pilot and Me in Stari Grad Croatia

The cruise ship we had been on was referred to as the Kraljica Jelena, which is Croatian for Queen Jelena. We couldn’t pronouce it, and don’t count on you to have the ability to as effectively. The “j” is often silent, just like the j in Spanish, or a comfortable “h” sound. Our crew, all 8 of them, had been implausible. The ship solely has 19 cabins, and since we had been on the first cruise of the season, early Might, there have been solely 8 cabins being occupied (16 complete vacationers). It made every little thing simpler, and we received to know everybody by the top of the 2nd day. Our cruise was an “Explorer” cruise, however we had been shocked to be the third youngest couple, with the opposite {couples} all being of their 60s, 70s, and early 80s. They’ve deliberate rafting, some swim stops (the water is basically chilly proper now) and biking. Its a phenomenal ship and model new. They only completed it final 12 months.

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