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Church of St. Elijah
Church of St. Elijah
The church of St. Elijah is situated on the pass Staza. It is dedicated to the favorite saint of old Croats, St. Elijah and built on the Illyrian mound. It is believed that it was built at the end of the 17th century, after the Karlovac peace and liberation from the Turks. The church has the shape of a rectangular single-nave building. It was built of local carved stone with a stone vault. Its simplicity attracts many visitors. The church of St. Elijah is mentioned in the song of the folk poet Mate Urlić.
Category: Temple Church Mosque,
43.259056, 017.103356 (43°15’32.6″N, 017°06’12.1″E)
Tickets to the Biokovo Nature Park:
Adults: 50 HRK (6.60 EUR); cyclists, mountaineers, schools (with previous notice): 25 HRK (3.30 EUR); expert guide: 500 HRK (65 EUR); children up to 7 years: free
GPS coordinates: 43.259056, 017.103356 (43°15’32.6″N, 017°06’12.1″E)
Address: Biokovo Mountain
The church of St. Elijah is located on the mountain Biokovo. It is best reached by car:
There are around 14 km, a 35 minute drive, from Makarska to the church of St. Elijah.
You have to enter the Biokovo Nature Park, the car entrance is on GPS: 43.25780, 017.08067 (43°15’28.1″N, 017°04’50.4″E), then just follow the road to the summit of Biokovo. After 7 km, you will see the restaurant Vrata Biokova on your left hand side, park your car there. The church of St. Elijah is located around 100 meters from the restaurant on the GPS coordinates: 43.259056, 017.103356 (43°15’32.6″N, 017°06’12.1″E).
On foot: It is not popular to go on foot.
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do male crkve sv. Ilije koja se nalazi u Parku prirode Biokovo, preko puta restorana Vrata Biokova. Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema maloj crkvi sv. Ilije koja se nalazi u Parku prirode Biokovo, preko puta restorana Vrata Biokova. Hvala!
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