Split: Marjan, Hermitage of Sv Jere
Walk, Panoramic View, Site of Historic Interest (Hermitage)
Walking west from the summit of Telegrin on Marjan along the foot of the south facing cliffs you will after a further 2.2 km come across a small chapel dedicated to Sv Jere (St Heironymous). Above this chapel in the cliff face are several caves that have been faced with walls to create small dwellings with doors and windows. During the medieval and early post medieval periods (around 300-600 years ago) these dwellings and the chapel were used by local monks as a hermitage, where they could come for retreat, isolation and extended periods of contemplation.
From the chapel you can either return to the centre of Split by following the path back towards the east until you pass the chapel of Sv Nikola and reach the first bar in the city (there is no need to climb back to the summit of Telegrin.) Or you can take the path west and follow it down to the shore of the Bay of Bene where there are supposed to be several secluded bathing areas. From there you can return through the residential suburbs either on foot or on the No 12 bus.
This walk makes a welcome change to the tourist sites of Split.
By foot from the centre of Split
1. 1.9 km to the view point at Telegrin (red)
2.(1.9)+2.2 km to the hermitage at Sv. Jere (St Hieronymous) (orange)
(return makes a total round trip of 8.2 km) (cyan)
Split: Walk west from the city centre.
The walk may be considered strenuous by some particularly in the heat of the summer.
Monday, 13 June 2011