Amazing Nature – Kamenjak
Kamenjak, the southernmost tip of the Istrian peninsula, is certainly one of the most
attractive and most visited parts of the Medulin Riviera. It consists of Upper and
Lower Kamenjak, but no matter which part of Kamenjak you go to, you’ll always be
accompanied by the sea, unique scents of Mediterranean herbs and unforgettable
views, as well as the view of the Medulin Archipelago and its eleven uninhabited
islets. On clear days, you’ll be able to see the island of Cres and Velebit mountain in
Lower Kamenjak is one of the last oases on the coast that has retained its former
appearance. It’s a mosaic of cultivated fields, pastures and green groves almost
immersed in the sea. Once you reach Kamenjak, you can enjoy a variety of activities.
You can always hike in Kamenjak and these hikes are always special, you can ride a
bike along its well-maintained trails, you can row, swim, dive, go kayaking, jump
into the sea… When winds blow, many windsurfers flock to Kamenjak because its
winds are special. In the southernmost part of Istria, there is no building, no
magnificent hotels, but in late spring and summer you can take some refreshment in
one of the bars located right by the sea. A favourite place of many visitors is the
Safari Bar, but the Istrian Farm is another great attraction.
Lower Kamenjak is a peninsula that stretches over 404 hectares, it is about nine
kilometres long with the coastline stretching for as many as 30 kilometres. There are
numerous coves and beaches immersed in the crystal clear sea, all of them beautiful
From Cape Kamenjak you will surely catch sight of the Porer lighthouse, built on the
rock of the same name in 1846, as well as of the islet of Fenoliga, where dinosaurs
once walked and whose footprints can still be seen today. The areas with dinosaur
fossils on the islet of Fenoliga and Cape Grakalovac are designated protected areas.
Orchids are also protected, and as many as 30 species of these beautiful flowering
plants grow here.
Although most visitors come during the summer months, you should definitely visit
Kamenjak in spring or autumn to experience true pleasures of its untouched nature.
Upper Kamenjak, although less visited, is a beautiful part of the Medulin Riviera,
located between Premantura and Volme. It is a designated significant landscape with
as many as 487 different plant species. If you head to Upper Kamenjak, you will
surely enjoy the local hiking and biking trails. It’s an opportunity to breathe in the
real scent of the Mediterranean,