Sveti Ilija

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Sveti Ilija is a 12.4 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Orebić, Dubrovacko-neretvanska, Croatia that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
12.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1020 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

walking

forest

views

rocky

This is one of few routs to Sveti Ilija peak on Peljesac. It is highest peak on Peljesac. From peak it is great view on nearby islands and mainland. Also if conditions are right you can see Italy... This route is hard and is consisting of constant uphill walk. Most of rout goes thru forest but there are some parts that are unprotected so take that in consideration if you are going in summer time. Trail is well marked and if you follow it you will be OK and from lot of parts you will have great view (birds perspective) on Orebic and Korcula). Also you will walk lot of time on loose stones which (in my case) was tiresome when you are walking downhill as you constantly breaking and stones are slipping under your foot. Also this rout is in fact loop one as you will get back to Orebic anyway from end point. When you look at Sv.Ilija from Orebic it looks like you can climb it just in flip flops and unprepared. This is so not true and this costed few people its life. Heat, pits, sneaks and dehydration are real danger on this trail, so plan your hike. Take appropriate shoes (don't go in flip flops, sandals or barefoot!!!!), take enough water and protect yourself from sun.