Kastelina Castle – Vir

It’s been over a month since we got back from Croatia and I’m extremely behind in my meticulous record keeping of all the hikes I’ve been doing.

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It’s just that… I haven’t been getting out all that much. My laziness breeds laziness.

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While in Croatia I didn’t do much hiking. Went on only one walk along the coast and through the fields and I will call it a hike. It felt like a hike.

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It was me, my cousin Kasia and her boyfriend, Filip. We bravely left the rest of the family behind and ventured to this castle, despite the scorching heat.

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Much of the way was along the water. Croatia is known for its rocky beaches, so it’s mostly rocks that we encountered.

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It was very hot that day (like every day when we were there) and the only reprieve was on one side of the island where there was a slight breeze. It was a warm breeze, but at least it was something.

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While walking along the coast we soon spotted the Kastelina castle (Kastelina probably means ‘castle’ in Croatian. I’m just guessing…).

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It’s an impressive ruin. What remains of the castle is completely unregulated. There’s no entrance fee, there are no gift shops, no cafes, no toilets and not even a plaque (at least not one that I noticed) that would give a little history of this place. I actually liked that about it.

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Kastelina just sits there, on the edge of this island. Feel free to come and explore.

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To return to our holiday apartments, we took a country road.

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This little hike reminded me that this is exactly what I need to do while I’m traveling. This was a real highlight of my holiday in Croatia. Thank you to Kasia and Filip for navigating and having the idea to go there!

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6.04 km (3.75 miles); 53 m of elevation (174 ft)

YTD Hiking Km: 24.5

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