Hike to Nasuzanski and Obis bays
Although Susak known for its sandy beaches, the island has several beautiful rocky coves, which non only are beautiful, but also provide a quieter and more intimate atmosphere - something which can’t be found on popular sandy beaches. This walk will take you through Susak’s vineyards to two beautiful stone coves Nasuzanski and Obis. You’ll also have an opportunity to taste some of delicious wild blackberries, which grow along the edges of the vineyards.
- Trail length: 3.55 km
- Walking time: 1-1.5 h
- Difficulty: easy
- Recommended equipment: shoes or firm sandals for walking on rocky terrain, drinking water, camera
This trail starts at the parish church in the upper village. From there head up the ally and later the path leading for the cemetery. When you reach the cemetery, turn left onto a paved road. After about 50m enter the first vineyard on the right. Keep walking along the right edge of the vineyard until you reach the corner in which the vineyard ends and a meadow begins. There should be a small barely visible path running through the meadow - follow it and after about 30 meters you will reach the edge of the plateau, which is directly above the Nasuzanski cove. You’ll probably be tempted to take a few photos, but be careful not to get close to the edge, as you might accidentally fall. If you like you can follow the path all the way down to the shore, where you can have a swim. be careful though - the water gets deep very fast, which is not good if you can’t swim.
After visiting Nasuzanski, return through the vineyard all the way back to the paved road. When you reach the road turn right and continue until a bent on which the road turns left and downhill. On the right should be a smaller path entering another vineyard - take it. After a few meters the path splits - keep going streight until you see a shack behind a wooden fence - there turn right and enter a bigger vineyard. After entering the vineyard turn left. There you’ll find a lot of blackberries - you’re welcome to help yourself.
After you’ve eaten some blackberries and found a collected a few thorns it’s time to continue. Walk along the edge of the vineyard until you reach a corner and take a track running through a meadow. Just a few meters after exiting the vineyard there’s a less visible path on the right - take it. Since it’s not frequently used it’s a bit overrun by grass and bushes, but it’s still usable.
After 2-3 minutes you will reach the rocky coast - the part which people call “Little Abyss” and a small semi-cave. Although both are very close to the end of the dusty path, you will not be able to see them right away - you’ll have to walk another 20 meters in the direction of the sea. After descending another 50m you’ll get to the see level. There you can have a swim - make sure you know how to swim, since the water is very deep here. From the edge of the beach you will be able see the beach Obis (or Great Abyss as we call), which is about 200m to the right.
When you’re ready to continue you journey, return to the path you used to get there. When you reach the path don’t enter it, but turn right instead. Continue walking alongside the coast until you reach another path on the left - take it and climb back into the vineyards where you ate blackberries. After you enter the vineyard keep walking along the right edge of the vineyard until you reach the first exit - take it and go to back to the paved road. As you enter the road you’ll find yourself again at the bent on which the road starts running downhill - follow it and it will take you to the lower village.
When you reach the coast turn left and head for the Emigrant’s club, where you will end your journey. Have a cold drink - you’ve deserved it!
If you’re really into GPS stuff, you can even download a tracklog, which will guide you along the way.