City of Hvar

Discovering the layers of history which permeated the island with culture and heritage resembles a perpetual treasure hunt. Twenty-four centuries of urban life left a trace in stone, island monuments and buildings, but also in all fields of art and everyday life. Such thread can be traced back from contemporary artistic expression through the fertile age of Renaissance which, at its peak, gave rise to the oldest public theatre in Europe, to the heritage left from the Age of Antiquity. The mystical beauty of island churches and the priceless value of their works of art, the monumentality of centuries-old dry stone walls and dry stone piles, the secrets of Illyrian debris and the stories of narrow stone alleys, form only a part of the rich repository of island cultur