- George viewpoint
St. George viewpoint (1762 m)
The highest peak of the beautiful mountain Biokovo is St. George and the local church dedicated to him. It is located at the end of the Biokovo road and can be reached from several directions, from Bašković and Veliko Brdo from the coast, by hiking trails from Makar and from the Zagorje side from Milići. There are free parking spaces on the summit. The church of St. George was built in 1968. The original church had been demolished due to the construction of a television tower. Point St. George has a beautiful view of the nearby islands, hinterlands, mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Italian Monte Gargano.
Category: Activities, Animals and nature,
43.341946, 017.053640 (43°20’31.0″N, 017°03’13.1″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
From Makarska to the St. George viewpoint-around 1h
From Makarska to the St. George viewpoint- around 5h
This is the most popular point on Biokovo. If you don’t want to get tired, you can reach it by car. It offers a fantastic view. The small church of St. George can also be seen on the point.
GPS coordinates: 43.341928, 017.053657 (43°20’30.9″N, 017°03’13.2″E)
Address: Biokovo Mountain
The St. George viewpoint is located on the mountain Biokovo. It can be reached:
There are around 30km (a 1h drive) from Makarska to the St. George viewpoint.
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 follow the road to the summit of Biokovo. The St. George viewpoint is located next to the TV-radio transmitter, on the GPS coordinates: 43.341768, 017.054337 (43°20’30.4″N 17°03’15.6″E).
There is a 5:30h walk from Makarska to the St. George viewpoint.
The hiking trail starts in the place Makar (2km from the center of Makarska) come to the GPS coordinates: 43.300818, 017.029689 (43°18’02.9″N, 017°01’46.9″E).
Once you are on the hiking trail follow the way-marks, you have to pass the Vošac mountain lodge,where you can refresh, then you have another 2 hours of walking to the summit of Biokovo. The St. George viewpoint is located next to the TV-radio transmitter, on the GPS coordinates: 43.341768, 017.054337 (43°20’30.4″N 17°03’15.6″E).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do najvišeg vrha Parka prirode Biokovo, Sv. Jure koji se nalazi oko 30 km od Makarske. 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 najvišem vrhu Parka prirode Biokovo, Sv. Jure koji se nalazi oko 30 km od Makarske. Hvala!
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