Mountain is located in the town of Makarska and Vrgorac and municipalities Brela, Baska Voda, Tucepi, Podgora, Zagvozd, Zadvarje and Šestanovac. The villages of Zagora under Biokovo are located at 1100 m above sea level.
The highest peak is Sveti Jure, 1762 meters high, where there is a TV transmitter and can be reached by road Biokovska 23 kilometers long.
District mountain slope has been declared a nature park 1981st year. The Republic of Croatia in 1998. was founded by the Public Institution Nature Park slope, which specializes in protection, maintenance and promotion of the nature park mountain.
The main entrance to the mountain slope, with many a wistful track, located on the 6th kilometer national road Makarska - Vrgorac (old district), where it begins Biokovska road and is marked with signs and notices the brown signs.
St. George's, with its 1762 meters height, the highest peak and the third highest mountain peak Croatian behind Sinjal peak on Dinara (1831 m) and peak Kamešnica Kamesnica on the mountain (1809 m). Until it is possible to access the hiking trails, and Biokovsko road, the highest Croatian roads.
With St. George offers a fantastic view of the Makarska Riviera, islands and Zabiokovlje. For clear days you can see the mountain Monte Gargano in Italy, situated 250 km. In the summer peak season is an attractive tourist location, the number of tourists brought by minibus.
Given the altitude and the fact that he is at the crossroads of Mediterranean and continental climates, the St. Juri, the average annual temperature of about 4 ° C, and the snow keeps most of the year, this is one of the coldest spots Croatian.
At the very top, to which access is forbidden, there is a radio transmitter, which in 1965. was built by the then Television Zagreb. For the purposes of construction and the road was built, which paved the 1978th year. The roads are mostly built by people with the Makarska Riviera. The transmitter is 90 meters high, and peak the transmitter is the highest point in Croatia, with a height of 1850 meters.
The Holy Juri is the namesake church, built in the 1968th was far from the old church, demolished in the construction of transmitters.The Eucharist in the Church held last Saturday in July, when most of the faithful from the Coast and Hinterland is coming to her walk.
Under the tip of the mountain lodge "Under the Holy Jure", owned nature park mountain.
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