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May 11, 2014

Coast to Croatia: Hvar

Around 385 BC, the Greeks established the nearby colony of Stari Grad developing fields and enclosures referred to my driver guide as Croatia's Machu Picchu.  The fertile plain stretching south and west of Stari Grad has recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.  The olive groves, vineyards grids and country lanes are still visible today.  It is one of the few places in Europe where the ancient Greek system of field division has been preserved almost unchanged.

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