SPODMOLI VELI BADIN – EARS OF ISTRIA
My Slovenian (almost Turkish) friend Bojan picked a destination and we hit the bricks. We are going to the places which we are unknown to us without any expectation.
Today we explored the Ears of Istria. “On the southern tip of the Karst edge, above the village of Sočerga just by the Croatian border. There are beautiful walls which got the name “ears of Istria”
On our trail, we were impressed by the diversity of the wild plants. Luckily this time I had my hiking pants and they made me really comfortable.
Be prepared for the frequent rocks, high bushes, and grasses. We walked by following the marks and found the rock shelter soon enough.
The view was immersive from the rock shelter. We kept walking and found a place to have some rest. There I went under the bridge over a rock and enjoyed the scenery.
There Bojan told me that there is more. We walked a little more and came to a very special place called ”The Ears of Istria.”
We walked up to the huge rock and took some pictures. A place where there no people and the voices echo. This mystical area shows you the art of rocks.
This trail might be an option for mountain runners. The path is quite convenient for running and the signs are clear.
Location: Sočerga, Coast and Karst
Type: Rock Shelters, Walls
Entrance Fee: No
Altitude: 359 Meter
Trip Duration: 2 Hours
We were fortunate about the weather but the hottest days of the summer might be challenging.
After the trip, we had planned to cool off in the waters of Koper but the weather made fun of us and It rained all of a sudden as usual in Slovenia.
We could still go for a swim but we were passing by İzola, on our way the tempting fish restaurants by the seaside made us hungry and we found ourselves in one of them.
There I had the best fish soup I had ever eaten in my life. I am not exaggerating. This was the best! We also ordered a big fish plate composed of various of fresh fish.
If you happen to pass by İzola, please remember me and try the fish soup. I promise you will not regret it.