Neolithic findings on ceramic shards, including the earliest European depiction of a boat, in the Markova and Grapčeva caves attest to the presence of inhabitants in the prehistoric era. Later the island was inhabited by the Illyrians who fought the Greeks when the latter began to colonize the island in the 4th century. In 385 B.C. Ionian Greeks founded the town of Pharos, today Starigrad, and sub-divided the fields around the town – one of the only remains of Greek land partition which remains documented in the world.
+385 21 767 019
SKALINADA is a family owned hotel-restaurant, opened in 1990, in the small and quiet village of Zavala on the south side of Hvar island, far from the crowds and noise of mass tourism.
Zavala 162 • Hvar
21465 Jelsa • Hrvatska
tel: +385 21 767 019