The Biokovo mountain

The oldest given name of the Biokovo Mountain is its Greek name – Adrion. It divided Dalmatia in the Littoral part and the Dalmatia Hinterland. Biokovo's highest peak is Sv. Jure - St George (1762 m). It is characterized by varied vegetation that includes 2274 herbal species among which numerous endemic species of which the most famous is the so called "Biokovsko zvonce" – Biokovo bell (Edraianthus pumilio) The fauna too is diverse so we can find wolves(Canis lupus), boars (Sus crofa) here. Since 1964 it was again populated by the Balcan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica L.) and
since 1968 the by European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon Pallas). We can also find the Golden Eagle, the Short-toed Snake-eagle, partridges, the Fox and many other animal species here. The only poisonous snake to be found in the Biokovo region is the horned viper.
It is certainly worth to visit the botanical garden Kotišina, at an altitude of 350 – 500 meters and on an area of 16.5 ha. It was established by Fra Jure Radić, PhD in order to protect and conserve the flora of Biokovo, encompassing around 300 wild Mediterranean and alpine plants. In 1981 it was proclaimed as a Natural Park.
People say that the most beautiful part of Biokovo is precisely this part under Brela!


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