[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 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.



The conference programme can be downloaded HERE.


Hrvatski dom - ČitovnicaLectures will take place in the hall of the Stari Grad Town Library and Reading Room. Official languages of the conference are Croatian and English with lecture time limited to 15 minutes. The event will be accompanied by a program booklet with summaries of lectures.


Hotel LavandaOrganizers provide to all participants in the conference (speakers) accommodation in Stari Grad, at the Lavanda Hotel. Taxi boat regularly connects the two shores.

More information about the hotel can be found at the following link: Lavanda Hotel


Ferry line ST-SG
During September, Stari Grad is connected with Split with 6 daily ferry lines (see picture). Travel time is 120 minutes. Stari Grad Port is situated 2km from the centre, with regular bus lines that connect them. In addition, there are several catamaran lines to the town of Hvar and Jelsa.

All the towns are connected by regular bus lines with Stari Grad.

More information can be found at the following links:



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