St.. Elias is the highest peak of Peljesac peninsula. Due to the height and position separated the peninsula is one of the largest and most beautiful views in the Croatian mountains. Hill where there is a serpent called the Hill (Mons Vipera) and Perun hill. This name originates from pre-Christian era when the top was a cult place of the Old Slavonic God of Thunder, and the peak current name comes from the chapel of St. Elijah. The peak marked with a cup of stones and small wooden cross and a marble slab with an inscription.


Mountain paths to St. Ilija are marked by standard markings. 3 routes are marked as shown on our map. St. Ilija is abundant in Mediterranean herbs, it is also a habitat of moufflons, while at the mere peak, you will enjoy one of the best views on the Mediterranean. Mediterranean - moutain area of. St.Ilija massif is a unique territory on Croatian coast which should be excluded from any kind of human impact! Estimate well your physical fitness because you will need 4 hours to get to the top of the highest peak of Pelješac. Plan to leave early in the morning and make sure you have a map as well as numbers of the help line for The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) - station Orebi?. St. Ilija is a favourite among mountaineers, but make sure you have read our insturction before going there, and ask for advice some of the experienced members of Mountaineering Club Sveti Ilija.