Mystic Mountain Festival, 2018

Sinisa Plevnik
Jul 3, 2018 · 5 min read

Festival born out of friendship, love for nature and inspiration to share beautiful music in a truly mythical natural environment, to drift together through the inner worlds.

A week ago I attended a festival in a heart of Velebit Nature Park, Croatia’s most significant habitat of endemic flora and fauna declared an international biosphere reserve by UNESCO. After a long winter, I waited for that day with big excitement, the Summer Solstice — one of the most powerful moments of the year.

I attended as a Photographer, so I would like to share a few photos with you that tells story by itself.

Camp Velebit is located in Baške Oštarije, Croatia—settlement on the Velebit Mountain, 920m above sea level and only 20 min from the Adriatic Sea. Velebit is the largest though not the highest mountain range in Croatia. Its highest peak is the Vaganski vrh at 1,757 m.

Party under the stars at Kamp Velebit

What can you experience there, you ask me!?

Fresh mountain air, combination of Mediterranean and continental climate, crystal clear spring water.

One of the most amazing night sky full of stars with no light pollution.

Nearby crystal clear sea and unbelievably strong energy of the area strengthen your presence, enrich your sensations and make being there an unforgettable experience just by itself.

Velebit forms a natural boundary between continental and Mediterranean climatic regions.

The adventurer within you will be delighted

There are many hiking and biking trails, cliffs for rock climbing, lookout points overlooking Velebit’s impressive white cliffs and Mediterranean archipelago.

You can also hang out with horses, try adrenaline park, explore nearby beaches and much more things are offered by Baške Oštarije—village on top of magnificent Velebit mountain, a hidden gem still undiscovered by mass tourism.

Hiking at Velebit

Not there yet?

Now, look at this beauty.

View from Kiza peak, Velebit (1.278 m)

I have been to the end of the earth, I have been to the end of the waters, I have been to the end of the sky, I have been to the end of the mountains, I have found none that are not my friends.

— Navajo Proverb

Insightful experience

Except enjoying in nature, you can also enjoy at various workshops, seminars, group meditations, individual treatments, artistic exhibitions and performances.

Workshops at Mystic Mountain Festival

If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.

―Alan Watts

(Solstice) Mother Earth Meditation

Some mega-bites

I would go there again at least for food.

Snaga Bilja & Avokado, Vegan powered food

Chill during the day

Party during the night (and day)

For party animals, music is awesome there! Integrates top selection of various music genres: psytrance, goa trance, psychill, psybient, house, techno, lounge, ambient and performance of bands of original style.

Peace and love

See you next year at Mystic Mountain Festival!

Sinisa Plevnik

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Designer, Photographer, Explorer.

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