During summer everything comes to life, including Makarska as well. Streets, promenades and small squares are suddenly flooded with people from all over the world experiencing the life on Adriatic coast. Staying in Makarska you cannot help yourself noticing a mountain guarding this small city. If you want to escape the crowd and being interested in an amazing panoramic view, most certainly you should spare some of your time to climb the Biokovo Mountain and enjoy the sight properly.
Biokovo is the second-highest mountain range in Croatia, located along the Dalmatian coast between the rivers Cetina and Neretva. The highest peak of the mountain is Sveti Jure rising proudly 1762 m above the sea level. Although at first glance Biokovo looks grey and barren it provides a great variety of flora and fauna, olive groves and vineyard terraces. One part of Biokovo is, in fact, a protected area since 1981. On the surface of 196 km2 it holds more than 1500 sorts of plants and animals, some of which are endemic.
Climbing the Biokovo Mountain you can enjoy different things. Starting at the bottom and passing through villages at the foot of Biokovo such as Veliko Brdo, Puharići, Makar or Kotišina you may get the opportunity to meet some friendly local people. You may also come across different kinds of butterflies, beetles, amphibians and snakes as well as various Mediterranean herbs that you cannot find anywhere in the world. Once you reach the top the view is amazing! In extremely good weather it is possible to see some of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian mountains or even the Monte Gargano in neighbouring Italy.
Feeling adventurous and having your climbing boots with you meet Dalmatia from whole different perspective and enjoy your peace and marvellous landscape far up, close to the sky.