Escape the city, breathe deep and drink in the view
Autumn is a brilliant time to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Read on to discover 10 unforgettable views for you to discover in Croatia. See the Croatian Hiking Association for an interactive map letting you follow hiking trails, discover mountain huts and a wealth of important information.
Lošinj island, Mount Osorčica, Chapel of St Nicholas, Nerezine
The peak of Saint Mikul on Mount Osorčica is the most beautiful peak on the island of Lošinj, and here you’ll find the ancient chapel of St Nicholas. Mount Osorčica is wonderful to explore throughout the year, and the whole island of Lošinj is criss-crossed with walking paths.
Mount Učka –Vojak Peak
From Učka’s peak await magnificent views laid out all around you, of Istria, the Gulf of Rijeka, the coast and islands of the Northern Adriatic, Gorski Kotar, the Velebit mountain range and the Ćićarija plateau. After the north-west bura wind clears the air you can see as far as the Gulf of Trieste, the Julian Alps in Slovenia and the Dolomite mountains in Italy.
Sveto Brdo, Sveti Rok
Sveto Brdo is one of the most impressive peaks of the Velebit mountain range. From here, magnificent views extend on one side over the sea, encompassing Pag and Pašman islands, while on the other side you can see over the mountains and peaks rolling inland.
Samarske stijene is a collection of limestone cliffs in the Velika Kapela chain of mountains. The karst landscape in this area gives rise to fascinating rock formations decorated with pine, fir and birch, creating a magical landscape. From the top of the part named Južna skupina, you can see over the Velebit mountain range, the sea and the islands, Bjelolasica mountain (the home of Croatia’s Olympic winter sports village) and the Bijele stjene cliffs.
Bijele stijene, Photo by Mirjana Barić
Mount Dinara at 1831 m above sea level is the highest mountain in Croatia.From its peak you can see almost all of the mountains in Dalmatia and Bosnia. There is a wonderful view over Lake Peruča. A stunning, tranquil spot to hike and bike.
Brač island, Vidova Gora, Bol
A hike to the top of Vidova Gora (780 m) is one of the highlights of a stay on Brač island. Below you lie the golden sands of Zlatni rat beach extending into the blue channel dividing Brač from Hvar island. Further away are Korčula, Vis, the Pelješac peninsula, and on a clear day you can see Mount Gargano in the Italian Apennines.
Supetar Tourist Board Archives
Sveti Ilija, Rastovac
The peak of Sveti Ilija, above Rastovac village in the Biokovo mountains, offers an unforgettable 360 degree panorama in this magnificent coastal range.
Pelješac,Sveti Ilija (Mons vipera)
Impressive Sveti Ilija is the highest mountain on the Pelješac peninsula, and offers fantastic views over Pelješac, the Biokovo mountains and the coast on the mainland, over the town of Orebić at its foot and out to sea.SvetiIlija was known in antiquity as Mons vipera (the Viper’s Mountain) and was a sacred place.
Mljeti island, Montokuc belvedere, Goveđari
Montokuc is a prominent peak on Mljet island near the lovely old village of Govedari. Here you’ll find a belvedere and a lookout tower built to help islanders keep watch for fires. From the belvedere you can enjoy an incredible view of Mljet’s famous lakes and the Mljet National Park.
Mljet National Park Archives
Konavle is a region in the southernmost tip of Croatia, south of Dubrovnik. Here, the village of Popovići is blessed with a long shingle beach, breathtaking in its raw beauty. Konavle is well worth exploring, and we definitely recommend you take time out to drink in the sea views from this spot.
Source: Croatia IYP