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.
It’s just that… I haven’t been getting out all that much. My laziness breeds laziness.
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.
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.
Much of the way was along the water. Croatia is known for its rocky beaches, so it’s mostly rocks that we encountered.
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.
While walking along the coast we soon spotted the Kastelina castle (Kastelina probably means ‘castle’ in Croatian. I’m just guessing…).
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.
Kastelina just sits there, on the edge of this island. Feel free to come and explore.
To return to our holiday apartments, we took a country road.
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!
6.04 km (3.75 miles); 53 m of elevation (174 ft)
YTD Hiking Km: 24.5