VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA

My last post was from Stari Grad town but today I'm taking you to Stari Grad plain, a UNESCO protected area and a cultural good of Croatia. What is so amazing about Stari Grad plain? How about the fact that is a fully preserved ancient agricultural terrain. The agricultural activity in this field has been continuous for many centuries. When the Greek colonists came to Hvar island and settled in Stari Grad four centuries ago, they organized the plain according to their system. The land was divided into geometrical parches (chora) bounded by stone walls. The Greek system has been preserved through centuries by hard working families who respected the original stone walls and boundaries. The Stari Grad plain has not only remained fully preserved agricultural land four centuries later, the agriculture itself has remained the same. Grapes and olive trees are still main crops grown here. I wonder how those Greek colonizers would feel if they knew all their hard work would be preserved for centuries- and  still exist today. 
VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
STARI GRAD FIELD

Report from the official UNESCO site*: 

Outstanding Universal Value

Stari Grad Plain represents a comprehensive system of land use and agricultural colonisation by the Greeks, in the 4th century BC. Its land organisation system, based on geometrical parcels with dry stone wall boundaries (chora), is exemplary. This system was completed from the very first by a rainwater recovery system involving the use of tanks and gutters. This testimony is of Outstanding Universal Value.

The land parcel system set up by the Greek colonisers has been respected over later periods. Agricultural activity in the chora has been uninterrupted for 24 centuries up to the present day, and is mainly based on grapes and olives.

The ensemble today constitutes the cultural landscape of a fertile cultivated plain whose territorial organisation is that of the Greek colonisation.

Criterion (ii): The land parcel system, dating from the 4th century BC, of Stari Grad Plain bears witness to the dissemination of the Greek geometrical model for the dividing up of agricultural land in the Mediterranean world.

Criterion (iii): The agricultural plain of Stari Grad has remained in continuous use, with the same initial crops being produced, for 2400 years. This bears witness to its permanency and sustainability down the centuries.

Criterion (v): The agricultural plain of Stari Grad and its environment are an example of very ancient traditional human settlement, which is today under threat from modern economic development, particularly from rural depopulation and the abandonment of traditional farming practices.

The Greek cadastral system has been fully respected during the continuous agricultural use of the plain, based on the same crops. This system is today perfectly identifiable, and has changed very little. Stari Grad Plain forms an agricultural and land use ensemble of great integrity. The authenticity of the Greek land division system known as chora is clearly in evidence throughout the plain. The built structures of the stone walls are authentic, with the same basic dry stone wall materials being used and reused since the foundation by the Greeks.

The setting up of the management plan and of the authority in charge of its application should enable the carrying out of a thorough programme of archaeological excavations, the fostering of sustainable agricultural development in the chora and the control of urban and tourism development in the vicinity of the property, with all due care being taken to ensure that its Outstanding Universal Value is respected.* Report from the official UNESCO site*: 

#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
OUTFIT DETAILS: CORD BELL BOTTOMS (old, worn  here), SHIRT (second hand, a gift), DRIVING LOAFERS (old, also worn here

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HAPPENING ABOUT A SMALL POND
You never know what you will find wondering the Stari Grad plain. This time we happened on a little pond. We even saw a curious looking bird there, I'm not sure what species it belongs to, but it sure was beautiful. 

VISIT THE AIRPORT LOCATED IN STARI GRAD PLAIN
There is also a small airport in Stari Grad plain. It's neither a major or an official airport, just a place where small planes and helicopters can land. 
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA

STROLL AROUND THE TOWN TO ENJOY AMAZING VIEWS
Don't forget to visit the Stari Grad town itself. There is lots to see there. Check out my previous links to read about my visits to  Stari grad town: 
 
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
#MODAODARADOSTI VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA
Thank you for reading and visiting. Have a lovely day!

Comments

  1. Stari Grad looks very beautiful. The view looks amazing and glad to see it seems to be tranquil

    Hope you have a beautiful day

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  3. I love those dry stone walls and olive trees. How wonderful it is protected from development.
    Love the black cords! x

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  4. Gorgeous views and you look gorgeous too.

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  5. So beautiful! Love the landscape! Love those pants too!

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  6. Such amazing style! Awesome braids. So love the rock wall. Reminds me of the rockwalls I would see in the hill country of Texas, but it was something the Germans built when they first came to Texas before the Alamo.

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    1. and btw that's very interesting, about Germans building rockwalls. Most people don't realize how many people in USA have German origin.

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  7. Love the look! Such lovely locations and great history! Fabulous post!

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  8. Hi dear Ivana,
    Stari Grad looks awesome. In general Croatia is so beautiful country and I see it is still quite warm there right now. I am crazy about your pants on this pictures xx

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    1. Thank you, these cord jeans are very comfy, I love them!

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  9. Hello dear Ivana, hope you had a magnificent weekend!

    You always manage to take us to an impressive new place, the coolest part is that everyone is so different from the other and it feels like a virtual vacations. This is the first time I heard about Stari Grad and it looks impressive, due to all the landscapes and the breathtaking view that put you into the nature immediately!

    I didn't know it was a Greek territory, can't imagine how many other places were ruled by the greeks around the area, but of course you can notice that in some of the ruins.

    And your looks are perfect for exploring out, loved your hair too!

    Pablo
    HeyFungi

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  10. I loved the photos, the places are amazing too and you are always well dressed :)

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  11. This place holds some serious history! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. How awesome to see a world heritage site! That's really interesting about the chora, and I'm just gasping at 24 centuries of agriculture. My part of the world is so relatively "young" compared to this, although it was inhabited for centuries by the indigenous people, and only in the last 3ish centuries by European settlers.

    I adore your high-waisted cord bell-bottoms! You are right on trend, Ivana! Funny how things come around again, isn't it?

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it is funny how things come around.

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  13. Thank you for introducing us to Stari Grad plain, I'm not surprised it is a UNESCO protected site. How amazing that agricultural system introduced by the Greeks is still being maintained after all these centuries. That is really mind-boggling.
    Loving your black bell bottoms, which really suit you, as does that dress you wore for visiting the small airport. I hope your week is going well, my friend? xxx

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Days are going by so fast for me now that I'm nearing the end of my work contract- so much to do.

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  14. Entertaining post. Love the bell bottoms -- they remind me of my youth in the 1960s.

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    1. They make me think of the sixties too...a bit before my time but what a fashion era.

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  15. Dearest Ivana
    it is really fascinating that the landscape heritage of the Greek immigrants has been preserved over the centuries. I love landscapes with olive trees very much, I would like it there too. I also like the no planes - and you looked good and chic on all occasions!
    Hugs, Traude
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  16. Sorry, I meant "I also like the small planes" :-D

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  17. You have the most interesting facts Ivana. What history and how wonderful they have kept it up.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  18. Beautiful photos Ivana! The landscape is gorgeous! Love your outifits!

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  19. Oh i like your first outfit
    Amazing photos
    xx

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  20. que guapa y cómoda vas, tus pantalones son chulisimos.

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  21. One mor time you present a wonderful place. Stari Grad looks very interesting. And also a nice outfit.

    xoxo Sabine

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  22. Wow...beautiful place and you look stunning in the pictures :-)
    Beauty and Fashion/Rampdiary/Glamansion

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  23. Woowww! So curious place dear! I hope you had a great day!
    Have nice week!

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  24. How beautiful are the viewsssssss and you look amazing Ivana

    Lots of love ♥

    Serene xoxo

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  25. I see it is really worth to visit this place and you can see there indeed wonders! Thanks for sharing and you look wonderful elegant in your look with the wide legged trousers!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  26. Nice and amazing place
    and it has a lovely history too.
    Wonderful pics of the place
    and you look lovely in there too.

    Ann
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  27. Great photos, looks amazing :-D

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  28. Lo sai che amo i tuoi post che ci portano in giro per la tua bellissima terra! Bellissimi anche quei pants!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  29. Beautiful views! I remember that when I was in Croatia, you could see lizards in these stone fences :)

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  30. Love this kind of natural places :)
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful pictures!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  31. Beautiful photos and such an interesting history, Ivana. Thank you for sharing this with us
    Julia x
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  32. This looks like such a wonderful place! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  33. Your first outfit is a nice combination of neutrals and I like the colourful scarf with the little black dress in the second outfit! :) How interesting that the farming methods haven't changed much over the years!

    Hope you are having a nice week :)

    Away From Blue

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  34. Kako divno mesto, prelepe si fotografije napravila tamo. <3


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  35. So happy you had a great time. The pictures looked amazing!
    hope you have an amazing weekend,
    Tiziana

    www.tizianaolbrich.de

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