Vidova Gora

Destination: 
Nerežišća

Vidova Gora is the famous crown of Brač and the Adriatic islands.  It is 778 meters (2,553 ft) high and offers stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, the islands of Hvar, Vis, and Korčula, and the mainland of Croatia. The views from the top are truly amazing, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to Italy.

Accessible via a well-maintained trail, it's a beloved hiking destination. The journey to the summit is both exhilarating and challenging, rewarding the intrepid with breathtaking panoramas.

The hike from Bol takes approximately two hours, making it a trek best suited for those seeking an enduring adventure along a steep ascent. But it will pay off as you will enjoy spectacular views along the way.

In addition to a breathtaking view and the fresh mountain air, you can also see the remains of the Romanesque church of Saint Vitus (Sveti Vid) from the 13th century and a 12-meter high stone cross.

Getting here is a breeze, as Vidova Gora is easily accessible by car. Convenient parking near the summit awaits, along with a cafe hut during the summer season.

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Family, Couples, Solo, Traveling with friends, Senior, Eco-friendly, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Dog Friendly

Amazing facts about Vidova Gora

Origin of the name

The name Vidova Gora finds its roots in Old Slavic mythology, a time when the first Croats settled on Brač and devoted the mountain's peak to their supreme deity, Perun. As Christianity emerged, Perun transformed into Saint Vitus.

Old Slavic mythology

The story says that Perun was in constant rivalry with Veles, the god of the underworld, often symbolized as a snake or dragon. Nearby, at the base of Vidova Gora, lies the renowned Dragons Cave which is connected to Veles.

Snow during winter

During the winter, especially in January and February, Vidova Gora is often covered in snow, and the local population enjoys sledging on the slopes.

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Nerežišća

Nerežišća is the old capital of the island where the Brač Rector used to govern the whole island.
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