Sveti Ilija Mountain


Sveti Ilija Mountain, Peljesac

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Above Photo:  Sveti Ilija Mountain viewed from north coast of Korcula Island near Lumbarda, with islands Skoji of Korcula Archipelago in between. Sveti Ilija is popular hikers and walkers destination. There is a old tradition of local people to climb Sthe Mountain which dates long before tourists arrived in these areas. There are couple of well known routes to reach the summit – one from Nakovana, another two from Viganj and Kuciste,  at least two from Orebic (via Bilopolje or Stankovici hamlets), one from Duba just to mention a few. The easiest route is from Nakovana, the most demanding one is via Bilopolje or Duba. (I always use the Nakovana one 😉 )

To reach the top of the mountain (that is 961 meters high) takes at least 2 hrs although, in my opinion, to target 3 hrs one way is reasonable.  All routes are marked by red-and-white trail markings and a sign.

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Views from Sveti Ilija to Korcula Island and Archipelago

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Views from Sveti Ilija over hills of Peljesac Peninsula

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Summit of Sveti Ilija Mountain – Peljesac

Map of Sveti Ilija

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Location coordinates: 42.99620, 17.15863

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