Biokovo is the highest mountain range in the coastal area of the Republic of Croatia. Biokovo’s highest point, the St. George peak, is at an altitude of 1,762 meters above sea level. The unique geomorphology, exceptional biodiversity and mesmerizing beauty of the landscape have earned the Biokovo mountain range the status of a protected nature park. It is a part of the largest karst area in Europe – the Dinaric Alps, which is a globally known locus typicus of the specific karst morphology which creates the climatic and physical barrier between the coast and the hinterland, where the Lakes of Imotski are located.