Marjan Hiking Tour

The Marjan-Split Hiking Tour is a great way to explore the stunning landscape of the Dalmatian Coast. The tour begins in Marjan Hill, located outside of Split. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the area and get a feel for the local culture. From Marjan, you will hike up to the summit of the hill, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area. From the summit, you will be able to view the Adriatic Sea and the nearby islands of Vis, Hvar, and Brač. Next, you will descend from the summit and make your way down to the beach. Here, you will be able to take a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic, or relax on the beach and soak up the sun. From the beach, you will make your way back up to the top of Marjan Hill, where you will have the opportunity to explore the local restaurants, visit the nearby markets, and get a taste of the local cuisine. The Marjan-Split Hiking Tour is a great way to experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast and get a taste of the local culture. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or siteseeing adventure.


Marjan Park – Forest is a unique green area near the center of Split. It has exceptional natural and cultural values, and is popularly called the “lungs of the city”.
Under the Law on Nature Protection, Marjan has declared a forest park in 1964 to better preserve its flora, fauna, and natural and cultural sights.
The name Marjan is of Roman origin and was first confirmed in writing in the will of Prior Peter in the first half of the VIII century as Marulianus. The oldest traces of man and human life on Marjan come from the site of Bambana glavica, a hill located on the southern side of Marjan.
Marjan is also depicted on the Tabula Peutingeriana, a copy of an old Roman map dating back to before the construction of Diocletian’s palace. On that map, in the area of ​​Marjan, the temple of the hunting goddess Dijana and the road from the Spalatum settlement to it are marked.
In the 13th century, Marjan was considered a municipal forest, and the protection of Marjan dates back to the 14th century. This is evidenced by the Split Statute from 1312. To preserve the forest as well as possible, in 1358 the city’s Great Council introduced the institution of permanent guardians of Marjan. At the time of the Venetian administration over Split, and especially during the Turkish wars, supervision over the Marjan forest was weak, and the expansion of settlements, uncontrolled felling, grazing, and burning led to the fact that in the 17th century, Marjan was already completely devastated and reduced to exposed karst.
Systematic afforestation of Marjan began only in the 1980s. century thanks to Split naturalist and professor Juraj Kolombatović. Afforestation began in the area of ​​the Jewish cemetery, which was established before 1573. It is one of the oldest preserved Jewish cemeteries in Croatia and is a protected cultural asset.


Hotel Cvita is situated on the slopes of Marjan hill and allows you fast access for light hiking and nature enjoyment.

Hiking tour

Perfect half day trip for families and nature&wildlife lovers. Soak up the sun from the highest point in Split and feel the atmosphere of the forest which is only few minutes distant from the old town.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the whole town and Dalmatian islands when you reach the top and take a break from hiking by swimming in crystal clear sea. A great escape from city crowd and amazing opportunity to breath some fresh mountain air and admire the nature.

This is the best way to explore a wild side of Split and learn more about its flora and fauna as well as its historic amenities.


Please wear comfortable clothes (long pants and T-shirt with long sleeves depending on the weather and season time), comforable shoes (sneakers recommended, no flip flops), swimsuit and beach towel, a lot of refreshing drinks (water). This activity is not recommended for people with the back problems.

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21000 Split, Croatia

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