On two wheels again.

Wooffing with Peter and Lesley opened up many opportunities for me.  I met other Wooffing hosts, refer Silvija's Garden page, and I got to experience an FKK as well as travelling around parts of Hvar Island. Peter took me for a short excursion on his scooter and then I got to have a ride by myself also. After Mongolia I will spend some more Wooffing time with them, building a veggie patch and planting a Cadbury Corner, so very Tasmanian!! (Fruit and nut trees for those who like chocolate).

ah, yes, getting ready for Mongolia where I will wear an open face helmet. 

ah, yes, getting ready for Mongolia where I will wear an open face helmet. 

little terracotta roofed houses and fertile farmland. Very picturesque 

little terracotta roofed houses and fertile farmland. Very picturesque 

everybody is doing it!! 

everybody is doing it!! 

riding through olive groves and vineyards. 

riding through olive groves and vineyards. 

very productive farmland, very small plots, 

very productive farmland, very small plots, 

the Ager Area is World Heritage listed as it has been farmed continuously since BC times, firstly by the Greek. It's amazing for me to think these plots have been farmed for over 2000 years, and still going strong. 

simply referred to as the Ager or Old Town Field it is one of the great works of Greek culture in the Mediterranean. Despite the burning historical events over the centuries, and the multiple later divisions of land within the field, its basic structure, predetermined by Greek parcelization, has remained virtually untouched 2400 years ago.

The Greek horn was well preserved in stone drying walls that mark the particle particles. All the later divisions of the earth (Roman, Medieval, New Years) always took place within the basic Greek particles, and they were physically always marked in the same way - by raising larger or smaller stone walls built in the drywall technique.

Considering that the Old Town Field has retained its agrarian character throughout its history, and still today, it has deposited layers of all the cultures that built its existence on the fact that it was in its possession for a time and that the Field has almost 120 archaeological sites (from prehistory until the Middle Ages).

Therefore, the importance of the Old Town Field as an archaeological site has been recognized since 1993 when it was protected as an archaeological zone.

Starogradsko polje - protected landscape
Starogradsko polje is the largest and most fertile field on the Adriatic islands. Today, as well as through its entire history, it has retained its agricultural purpose, with no major modern construction that would endanger the original image. Even agricultural crops - olive and grape vines are permanent. Starting from the earliest times, the surrounding population and their beliefs tied for this fertile field. Of the archaeologically confirmed ancient (Greek and Roman) cults, apart from the supreme god Zeus-Jupiter, are especially important cults of the deities of fertility. First of all, there are Dionysus and Persephone that are directly related to the nation's birth, and in the inscriptions there is often mention of Aphrodite. The area was in the Middle Ages under the patron saint of the Diocese of Hvar, Stjepan, whose name is wearing (... campus sancti Stephani ...). Then there are many smaller churches and chapels in the field and its surroundings, which is the time of the emergence and development of the great processions associated with the mystery of the Great Friday and the resurrection of Christ that remained in the fields around the fields to this day.