residents of Makarska Riviera are asked for what it stands for
Biokovo, you will likely encounter similar responses. Mountain
is in the heart of every citizen of Makarska Riviera, they along
with him live from birth, they live in it's vicinity, admire it
and try to preserve as much as they can. Each resident will tell
that visit to the mountain is "Paradise for vacation."
mountain stands above Makarska like diva who embrace her beauty
and keeps it from all evil.
mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains on the coast.
It is the longest and highest mountain in Dalmatia. It stretches
from Dubci (288 m) eastward to the mouth of the river Neretva
(36 km long, wide to 9.5 km). The highest mountain is a mountain
sv.Jure (1762), some of the famous peaks are: V. Troglav (1659
m), Sv.Ilija (1640 m), Kimet (1536 m), Štropac (1450 m), peak
Vosac which is located above Makarska (1412 m), Sibenik (1314
m), Sinjal (1,333 m).
the front side of Biokovo is unthinkable view of the Makarska
Riviera, Adriatic Sea and the islands, on the other side offers
a breathtaking view of the entire Imotska krajina, Imotski field
through history changed many names of which are now known to us
only three: Adrion and Mons Slavonum, names that he gave foreigners
and Biokovo, the only name that gave local people who in this
area reside the past thirteen centuries.
is mostly composed of limestone, and so on it are various forms
karstic relief: dolce, cave, cave, karren.
Ledenice- Cooling Rooms- known of the pit icicle on Dusima deep
is rich with plants and animal species. In Biokovo caves are found
even 25 endemic species (underground kornjaš, Štrigova, spider,
lažištipavaca, cave snails, etc.). Of invertebrates that there
are different types of butterflies, kornjaša carabids, listarica
axis, etc., and of vertebrates known are different kinds of amphibians,
reptiles, birds, mammals. Animals that will see every visitor
(and even one who has no intention to explore the animal world
at Biokovo), the Balkan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balanica
L.), and muflons (Ovis orientalis musimon P.).
animals in the Park Nature mountain are protected by law (Bern
Convention), as well as plant species.
the foot of Biokovo as an integral part of the nature park mountain
is located, "Botanical Garden Kotišina" (at 400 m above
sea level). The Botanical Garden is located above the village
Kotišina. Founder Dr. Fr Jure Radic (1920.-1990.), A Franciscan
and scientist. It is not a specific form of botanical garden,
namely, that enclosure is part of nature around 16.5 hectares,
where there are natural forms of vegetation with samorodnom flora
(about 300 selfgrowed plant). Through the garden water sandy paths
where visitors can freely move around and see the treasures of
nature. At the entrance to the botanical garden Kotišina on the
rock are engraved the words of Dr. Fr Jure Radic:
eyes senses heart by
the cliff along the Biokovo mountain are the remains of walls
of a large facility Kastela from 17 centuries. In Kotišina You
can also visit the church of St. Anthony, which was built in the
period from 1901. Do 1903.god. at the site of the old church for
which there is data that was restored in 1672. yr. As proof of
its existence is preserved only one entry, memorial, which was
bricked in today's church, which speaks of the dedication of the
church 17.04.1681.god. by the time of Turkish rule discussed by
inhabitants of Makarska I tell you that the beauty of the mountain
is not only possible to describe it simply need experience.
TO VISIT BIOKOVO?
On the mountain, you can enter at the main entrance to the course
which is located 6 km. State road Makarska - Vrgorac. Biokovo
long road is 23 km and it is runs only at your own risk.
You can visit the park and the main road on foot or by using mountain
paths, taking the internal order and rules of conduct in the Park
and with special conditions. If you decide to hike the mountain
trails encourage you to first consult with "HPD BIOKOVO"
(Croatian mountain society mountain - Dalmatian 5, 21 300 Makarska,
Croatia, tel / fax: 00 385 21 616 455). Famous mountain trails
Makar ---- ---- ---- Vosac Sv.Jure (about 6 h)
are bound for sightseeing (if they go through the main entrance)
to buy a ticket at the main entrance and to keep it out of the
park. Ticket price is 20 EUR per person, and for children up to
7 years, it's free.
you go to the mountain certainly in the case of an accident with
yourself, you must have these phone numbers:
Services: 112 is associated with police, emergency aid, firemen,
Mountain Rescue Service,
Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) Makarska: 091 / 721 0011,
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