Stairway to Marjan Hill
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Dragan presides over a motley crew of sailors, artists and misfits who drop in for his simple Dalmatian home cooking (of hit-and-miss...
For an afternoon away from the city buzz, Marjan (178m) is the perfect destination. Considered the lungs of the city, this hilly nature reserve offers trails through fragrant pine forests, scenic lookouts and ancient chapels.
There are different ways of reaching Marjan. One is to to head up Plinarska street just behind the National Theatre, cross Nazorova street and continue west down Mandalinski Put until you get to the Northern Gate (Spinutska Vrata). Otherwise, you can start the walk closer to the centre, from the stairway (Marjanske Skale) in Varoš, right behind the Church of Sveti Frane. It’s a mild incline along old stone stairs and a scenic 10-minute trek to get to Vidilica cafe at the top. From here, right by the old Jewish cemetery, you can follow the marked trail, stopping en route to see the chapels, all the way to Kašjuni cove, a quieter beach option than buzzing Bačvice.