Church of St. George Biokovo
The church of St. George is situated op the highest peak of Biokovo and the second highest peak in Croatia, located at 1762 m (5780 feet) above sea level. The church was first mentioned in the 17th century and was rebuilt several times, only to later be demolished because of the construction of TV transmitters. The present church was built in 1968 and most of it is paved and covered with stones. It contains valuable remains of St. Clement the martyr, St. Ižidura the martyr, Blessed Lucian the martyr and others.
Category: Temple- church- mosque,
43.341768, 017.054337 (43°20’30.4″N 17°03’15.6″E)
Tickets for 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: 43.341768, 017.054337 (43°20’30.4″N 17°03’15.6″E)
Address: Biokovo Mountain
A 1h drive from Makarska to the church of St. George, around 30 km.
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 peak of the Biokovo Nature Park. The church of St. George is located next to the TV-radio transmitter on GPS: 43.341768, 017.054337 (43°20’30.4″N 17°03’15.6″E).
You can go from Makarska to the church of St. George on foot, a 5:30h walk is required.
A hiking trail starts in the place Makar (around 2km from the center of Makarska), come to GPS: 43.300818, 017.029689 (43°18’02.9″N, 017°01’46.9″E).
Once you have reached the hiking trail follow the sign-posts, you have to pass the mountain lodge Vošac on GPS: 43.312462, 17.052027 (43°18’44.9″N, 017°03’07.3″E), there you can refresh or stay overnight. From there you have around 1:40h of walking to the summit of Biokovo. The church of St. George is located next to the TV-radio transmitter on GPS: 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 crkve sv. Jure koja se nalazi na najvišem vrhu planine Biokovo, pored radio-televizijskog odašiljača. 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 crkvi sv. Jure koja se nalazi se na najvišem vrhu planine Biokovo, pored radio-televizijskog odašiljača. Hvala!
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