Biokovo Nature Park

Central Dalmatia

The limestone Biokovo massif offers wonderful hiking opportunities. If you’re hiking independently, you have to enter the park at the beginning of Biokovska – the main road that runs up the mountain – and buy an admission ticket there.

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