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Croatia: Beautiful hike from Preko to St. Mihovil

Hello today I will take you on a day trip from Zadar to Uglijan, it’s the island opposite of Zadar We will go by ferry to the city called Preko It’s the Croatian word for opposite. So opposite of Zadar Preko is the starting point for our hike up the hill to sveti mihovil I just can’t get enough of all the blue in Croatia blue sky and blue water So the island Uglijan is one of the most densely populated Croatian islands all settlements are situated along the coast of the cultivated eastern side of the island and major crops include olives figs and wines are growing here and set high above Preko are the ruins of st. Michael St. michael is an old fortress 265 meters above preko on the top of the mountain And already on the way up you get a very nice view of preko and all the way to Zadar On our way up we passed a lot of olive trees But sadly a lot of trash too along the road And it goes up and up and up the hill And it goes up here… it was really steep It doesn’t really look steep in the video, but it has been very steep and hot in the midday heat So, St Michael was built by Eastern Roman Empire in the 6th century and in the 13th century The castle was rebuilt by the Republic of Venice Its main purpose was to control the channel of zadar and the group of islands behind the island Uglijan the castle was sacked by English Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land and even by the Nazis in World War 2 the high position of the castle made it the perfect look out and listening station for the occupying Germans Today the castle is home to tele communications station and is very popular for tourists it provides a wonderful video of Zadar and the Kornati National Park and you can see over 200 islands And of course our lunch was zero waste no wrappers and single use plastics After our lunch, we then decided to hike a little bit further down the other side and we wanted to Hike to a small bay We didn’t go further because it was really rocky and steep it Says ten minutes to the beach down there but I think it will take a little bit longer so we’re just gonna go back I Hope you enjoyed this video about our day trip to preko and st Michael if you did and you want to see more videos like this Make sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel Happy hiking. Bye bye

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1 thought on “Croatia: Beautiful hike from Preko to St. Mihovil

  1. I hope you enjoyed this short video about our hike up to st mihovil. If you did, give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. On my blog you can find more post about hiking, low waste living, running and travel.

    Now tell me, have you been to Croatia yet? And did you love it too?

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