Split: Marjan, Telegrin
Walk, Panoramic View (Telegrin)
The peninsula of Marjan looms over the west side of the old city of Split and is for the most part a forested park, with tracks and paths to walk through. Departing from Republike Trg at the west end of the Riva head through the 19th Century streets and up hill in a westerly direction away from the harbour. Eventually you will find yourself climbing steps first past a bar and then along the side of a tall wall. Follow your nose uphill and after about 15 or 20 minutes you will reach a concrete path that runs to the summit of Telegrin (175m above sea level) where you will be treated to stunning views of Split, Gradski Luka and the surrounding mountains.
Picking up the track that leads west around the southern face of the Marjan ridge you can continue to walk to the west along the foot of the cliff face but well above the southern shore of the peninsula which is becoming quite developed with residential properties. Eventually (after a further 20 or so minutes) you will reach a small chapel and the cliff dwellings of the Sv. Jere Hermitage.
While the ground underfoot is generally either well established tracks or concrete paths, this walk does involve some climbing (to 175 metres) and once past the edge of the town (and that last bar) there are no services so it is wise to take water with you. There is some shade but the path on the southern side of the cliffs in particular is exposed so remember sun cream and hats too.
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