This guidebook describes 30 walks on the islands of the Croatian Adriatic. 14 islands are covered and the walks can all be completed within a day. Routes range from 2-19.5km and are almost all easy, with no technical difficulties or scrambling. There are regular ferry services to all 14 islands in the guide, and there are bus services to all but 3 of the walks described. It includes extensive background information on history, language and culture, as well as a comprehensive section on wildlife and plants, detailed information about public transport (including ferry routes), and essential information on two gateway cities to the islands, Zadar and Split, providing you with all the practical details you need to explore these islands more fully.
The walks are arranged from north to south - starting in the region of Kvarner (including Krk, Rab, Cres and Losinj), then covering northern Dalmatian coast (including Pag, Ugljan and Dugi otok), Central Dalmatia (including Brac, Hvar and Vis) and Southern Dalmatia (including Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet).
Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia and eastern Europe. He is the author of eight books (five of them on Croatia) and has contributed to over a dozen more, and his work is published widely in magazines. He first visited Croatia in 1998, lived in Zagreb for two years, and continues to spend several weeks a year in his favourite country in Europe.
Overview map Map key Preface Introduction The islands Geography Climate When to visit Wildlife Plants National parks and nature parks History Language Getting there Getting around Accommodation Food and wine Visas Money Phone and internet Water Walking on the Croatian islands Using this guide Dangers Krk Walk 1 Obzova Walk 2 Rt Skuljica Walk 3 Hlam Walk 4 Zakam and Jurandvor Other walks on Krk Rab Walk 5 Kamenjak Walk 6 Kamenjak to Matki?i Walk 7 Premu?i?eva staza (Matki?i to Lopar) Other walks on Rab Cres Walk 8 Sis Walk 9 Tramuntana Other walks on Cres LoSinj Walk 10 OsorS?ica Walk 11 Veli LoSinj - The Dolphin Way Other walks on LoSinj Unije Walk 12 Rt Vnetak Other walks on Unije Pag Walk 13 Simuni to Sv Vid Walk 14 Dubrave to Sv Vid Ugljan Walk 15 S?ah Other walks on Ugljan and PaSman Dugi otok Walk 16 OStravica, Orljak and Veli vrh Walk 17 KruSevac Walk 18 TelaS?ica Bay and Mir jezero Bra? Walk 19 Vidova gora Other walks on Bra? Hvar Walk 20 Sv Nikola Walk 21 Stari Grad Plain Other walks on Hvar Vis Walk 22 Sv Mihovil to Sv Duh (Hum) and Komi?a Walk 23 ?ena glava to Sv Duh (Hum) and Komi?a Walk 24 Komi?a to Rt Barjaci, Dragodid and Sv Bla? Other walks on Vis Kor?ula Walk 25 Vela Luka to Hum Walk 26 Ko?je Walk 27 Kom Other walks on Kor?ula Lastovo Walk 28 Hom Other walks on Lastovo Mljet Walk 29 Malo jezero Walk 30 Veliki Gradac Other walks on Mljet Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Gateway cities - Rijeka, Zadar and Split Appendix C Ferry routes Appendix D Further reading Appendix E Croatian language notes and glossary Appendix F Contacts and useful addresses