Stari grad, meaning the old city, as the name suggests, is the oldest city in Croatia, settled by the Illyrs. The city's first bloom was in 4th century BC, at the begining of 99th antic Olympics, initiated by the arrival of Greeks. In the period between 384-385 BC, Greek colonizers founded Faros, today's Stari grad, which had an independent state status - polis. One of the most fascinating buildings in the city is Hektorovic fortified masnion, along Sv. Stjepan church built between 17th and 18th century. Biankini family palace today serves as a naval museum, featuring many interesting exhibits. Archaeology site Starogradsko polje has been put under protection as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ancient greek spearation of fields by stone walls, 2400 years old, is one of the major masterpieces of Greek culture in Mediterranean. Even though it had been upgraded over years, the basic structure still remains, almost intact.