On the karst Moon Plateau
The journey to Moon Plateau begins with a hike past the graveyard and Church of St. John, offering charming views of Baška and the sea. A pleasant pine forest will ease the climb in the hot summer months. There are several lookout points along the way offering great views of Baška, Senjska vrata, the Island of Prvić and Velebit mountain range.
The slopes gradually turn to a level plateau and the road continues along a well-maintained path. The Moon Plateau got its name after its “moonlike” appearance: the plateau is bare and seems lifeless at first glance. Take a stroll on the circular trail on the plateau and take in the views before heading back down.
You can choose to descend in the direction of the Kuntrep Ornithological Reserve above the island’s northeastern shore to observe the typical multicellular sheepfolds and other stone structures, or climb on to the highest peak of Hlam nearby and enjoy the unique views of Baška and Bašćanska draga and the Kvarner Islands stretching far towards the horizon.
Upon the return journey, opt for the slightly longer route from Moon Plateau directly towards the village of Jurandvor, where you can visit Bašćanska plošča, one of Croatia’s most precious cultural monuments.