The inland part of Croatia’s Dalmatia region is called Zagora, literally meaning „the place in the highlands“. Secluded, it offers untouched nature and plenty of peace to those who seek it. But the area is not without human presence, featuring numerous small towns, hamlets and villages. The locals gladly provide hospitality to visitors, some of which plan to hike the heights of Kozjak Mountain.
A part of Dinaric Alps, Kozjak Mountain surrounds the coastal Kastela Settlement. It is a frequent destination for mountaineers and nature lovers, and one can explore it literally in every season of the year. Full of trails, it offers a view that stretches all the way to Adriatic Sea and its distant waters. Indeed, the sight itself is worthy of climbing.
Hikers are not left on their own, of course. Several mountaineer homes can be found on Kozjak Mountain, including the one called Malacka. Situated on the western slopes, it can be found on the height of 422 meters above sea level.
Check out Malacka and surrounding area in our image gallery below, brought to you by our photo-reporter Zvonimir Barisin and his handy drone. Consider the photographs as an invitation to Zagora region, one of many Destinations that you can visit in Croatia.
Photo: Zvonimir Barisin / Hanza Media