Discover why Marjan hill is considered to be the green lungs of Split!
Our hiking tour starts from the entrance to the Diocletian's Palace cellars and it will take us through the narrow streets of the old peasants' district of Varoš to the first viewpoint, next to the 16th century Jewish cemetery. From there, we will walk through pine tree forest next to an old abandoned zoo and favorite picnic spot for people of Split, all the way to the top of the hill on the elevation of 178 m above sea level. At the top you will be able to enjoy the view over the entire city and mountains surrounding it. On a clear day, you can see all the central Adriatic islands. After stopping for a view and taking photos, our way will take us to an old hermitage of Saint Jerome. In this place hermits used to live in the dwellings that were built in the caves so that only the front facade is visible. Distance covered is about 6 km highest point is 178 m above sea level. Terrain is mostly gravel, with some concrete and asphalt.
Meeting point is at southern entrance to the Diocletian's Palace cellars. Departure time is 09:15h.
Marjan hill is considered to be the green lungs of Split. You can climb up to Marjan in just few minutes, directly from the waterfront of Split („Riva“).When you are up there turn around and enjoy in the beauty of this park-forest, the freshness of air and stunning view of the city of Split and the nearby islands from several unique lookout points.
After a photo stop, we follow our way down the hill past the church of Our Lady of Bethlehem and Saint Nicholas church back to the old town.
The Diocletian Palace, southern entrance to the cellars (overlooking the waterfront)Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 22, 21000 Split, HR
Tips and gratuitiesHotel pick-up and drop-off
What do I need to bring?
Bottle of waterComfortable shoes
Total distance : 6 km Highest point: 178 m Elevation gain/loss: 300 m Not recommended for children under 4 years of age
Refund if cancelled at least 1 day before the event
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