– On day three, the pilgrimage resumes along a 19-kilometre long route from the heart of Malinska to the northern part of the island, west of Kijac and through Njivice, to Omišalj as the final destination. To reach Kijac Cove, we will take a nice stroll through the Paradise Trail seaside promenade. Upon arrival to Njivice, we will visit the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the early 20th century in the place of earlier religious buildings. In the ancient era, this tame area known as Poje was home to a rustic villa, a large farming estate on which an early Christian church was later built.
The path leads us further north to the Mohorov site with the remains of another late Antiquity dwelling. A stroll towards Sepen Cove, south-west of the town of Omišalj, will take us to the remains of the Roman town of Fulfinum from the first half of the 1st century and to a valuable monumental early Christian church with a cross-shaped layout, belonging to a late Antiquity necropolis at the Mirine site, built in the early 5th century. The path through the woods to an elevated site above Omišalj Bay leads us to Fortičina, where the ruins of a medieval castle and a late Antiquity fortress with a cistern were found. Descending to the coast by Pesja Cove, we will reach our next destination – Dubec Park, a landscape architecture site from the first half of the 20th century. Upon entering the very heart of Omišalj, pilgrims will be drawn to the picturesque Church of St Helen and the Romanesque Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Section length: 19 km
Overall ascent length: 371 m
Overall descent length: – 294 m
The highest elevation: 83 m
The lowest elevation: 0 m
The average walking time: 4:00 h – 5:00 h
Type of terrain: asphalt, macadam road, forest path, beach
The route is marked with signposts and you can also use a smartphone with a GPS file:
- First install Maps.Me application (for iPhone and Android)
- Then, on your smartphone open this web page and click on the link below. Download it and open it in the Maps.Me application.