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Yes, in my extensive research, I have found the Pharis name in Yugoslavia!

The Town Of Stari Grad

Stari Grad is located at the end of a four nautical mile long bay on the northern side of the island of Hvar. Hvar is off the West coast of Yugoslavia, just North of the ancient city of Dubrovnik.
Stari Grad, the oldest town on the island and one of the first in Europe, was founded by the ancient Greeks, in 384/385 BC, as an indenpendent polis of Pharos. At the time of the Roman colonization it was called "Pharis". From the formation of the Hvar
commune in 1278, when Hvar (Civitas Nova), became the islands chief town, Stari Grad (Civitas Vetus) stagnated a bit.
The Greek town remained buried under the present day Stari Grad, and only some fragmented architectural remains indicate its original lay-out, such as some parts of the 11 metre long Greek Walls, the so-called Cyclopean Walls, in the Tadic-Gramatorovi wine celler. These walls are a part of the north city wall, while the east walls are just visible behind the church of Sv. Ivan (St. John). The stone blocks from the City Walls were incorporated into the foundation of the bell tower, indicates that this was the very place where the main entrance of the town was.

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