Sveta Nedilja Road

Sveta Nedilja Road

Sveta Nedilja is a small beach village located on the southern side of the island Hvar, in Croatia. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a coastal road with dangerous dropoffs. The road to the town is recommended only to the brave and adventurous. It’s one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.

The gravel road to Sveta Nedilja is narrow (impassable for 2 cars at the same time). The journey offers gorgeous views to the sea and surrounding islands. The drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. It's very intense because there are no guard rails at the edge and there is little room for error if oncoming traffic swerves in your direction. The road will surely pump adrenaline into you as you drive near the vertical falling cliffs on a macadam road. Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. This road is subject to strong winds and it is always wise to first check the weather report of the day prior to visiting the beach.

The path which snakes up through pine woods offers amazing views of the Adriatic Sea. 4wd vehicle recommended. The route has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. Starting from the asphalted D116 road, the drive is 6.7 km long. With drops that appear to be hundreds, if not a thousand feet to the side, experienced drivers are the only ones who should attempt this route. You might want to take this into consideration if you have passengers that don't like heights. Take this road only on your own responsibility and ask the locals about the current conditions.
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