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Personal map of the Park

According to the Protection of Nature Act (NN 70/05, NN 139/08, NN 57/11), the Nature Park is a spatially naturally or partially cultivated are of land and /or sea with ecological characteristics of international or national importance, with an emphasized landscape, educational, cultural-historical and touristic-recreational values.

Year of establishment: 1981 (Act for Proclaiming the Park of Nature Biokovo, N.N. No. 24 from June 16, 1981)

Area: 196 km2 (19 550 ha)

Height above sea level:
200-1762 m

Highest tip: St. Jura (1762 m)

County: Split-Dalmatia

Cities: Makarska, Vrgorac

Municipalities: Brela, Baška Voda, Tučepi, Podgora, Zagvozd, Zadvarje, Šestanovac
Coverage: within the following borders: the road from the Dubci pass on the main road to Novak, then by the base of the cliff to the town Bartulovići, through the trail to Topići and north of the quarry to the old village Bast, through Smokvina to the Jablan spring, further through the villages of Žlib-Veliko brdo to the village Makar and below the cliff the village of Kotišina, to the village of Potpeć-Tučepi, then through the foot of the cliff to the edge of the forest Staza, then the northern edge of the forest to the Vrgorac road and further on the Vrgorac road to Gornje Igrane, and the road to Kozice, then northwest along the road to Zagvozd, where it turns to Dedići and Lončarima to the Chapel of St. Stephen, and then elevation 306, then the village of Čikeš, through elevation Sedlača (278) on elevation Strogov (398) and Kula (382), and a straight line to the starting point of the Dubci pass.

Briefly: from the Dubci pass (at Brela) to the Saranač pass (by Gornje Igrane).

Main characteristics:
geomorphological phenomena - sinkholes, cracks, pits - the deepest pit Mokre noge (-832 m), icicles, caves, karst springs, more than 40 endemic plant species such as the Biokovo Bellflower (Edraianthus pumilio); significant paleontological sites; beautiful landscapes and viewpoints.

Areas of special protection: special geomorphologic reservations: Nevistina cliff, Sheep's field, Kuranik-Šibenik-Štropac-Vošac, special reservations of forest vegetation: reservations of beech and fir forests: Kaoci, Kimet-Sutvid; reservations of indigenous forest of the Dalmatian black pine, Bukovac, Borovik, Šibenik-Borovac, reservations of coastal beech forests: Vošac; botanical reservations: St. Ilija- Šibenik-Štropac, Veliki Troglav which includes the highest peak of St. Jura and with it makes a whole.

Within the Park is the Biokovo Botanical Garden Kotišina, with an area of 16.5 ha above the village of Kotišina. By the vision of its founder, Friar Jura Radić, the preserved original Biokovo vegetation enables visitors to see the unique and wild vegetation world.