Stari Grad/island of Hvar
All marathon swimmers around the world are familiar with Stari Grad.
The Faros, a 16-kilometre swimming marathon taking place in Stari Grad and is known all over the world. For many years, it has attracted the word's best swimmers. There are many reasons for top swimmers wanting to come to Stari Grad: the beauty of the venue, the countryside round the town, and the love of the local people whose hospitality is hard to match anywhere else. However, one reason is definitely the passionate support of the spectators who are always there in big numbers to give strong support to all competitors, creating a wonderful sporting atmosphere.