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SKYWALK – Amazing lookout opens in the Biokovo Nature Park Photo by the Croatian Government

SKYWALK – Amazing lookout opens in the Biokovo Nature Park

By  Jul 02, 2020

Skywalk - a unique visitor attraction in Croatia, was opened in the Biokovo Nature Park yesterday, on the first day of July. It is a horseshoe-shaped lookout, with a glass base for walking, which at the most convex point in the length of 12 meters covers the cliffs of Ravna Vlaska.

The lookout is located at an altitude of 1228 meters above sea level, on the 13th kilometer of the Biokovo road, next to the info center. As part of Skywalk's landscaped environment, a geological pillar has been set up, a three-dimensional view of the cross-sections of the rocks that formed the Biokovo area from its inception to the present day with a geological table of time and a description of the age and type of rocks.

The value of the Skywalk is about 10 million kuna, and it is one of the activities within the project "New Adrion - Promoting sustainable use of natural heritage of the Nature Park Biokovo", which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Competitiveness and cohesion 2014-2020.

The total value of this project is approximately 35 million kuna, of which grants from the European Structural and Investment Funds amount to about 27 million kuna. The rest is financed by the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and own funds of users and partners - Makarska Development Agency (MARA) and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS). The project, which started implementation in November 2016, consists of 12 project elements, and the completion of all planned activities is expected in January 2021.

The opening ceremony of the Skywalk was attended, among other guests, by and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenkovic, Minister of Regional Development and European Union Funds Marko Pavic and Minister of Health Vili Beros.

During the ceremonial opening of the lookout, the director of the Public Institution "Biokovo Nature Park" Slavo Jaksa pointed out: -Skywalk is a unique attraction that significantly raised the attractiveness of the visitor and tourist offer in the Biokovo Nature Park, given the fact that this presents a unique attraction at this area. Just as Biokovo has always guarded Makarska and its Riviera, the Public Institution "Biokovo Nature Park" will continue to guard Biokovo and bring its secrets and beauties closer to the public.

The Minister of Regional Development and European Union Funds, Marko Pavic, singled out Skywalk Biokovo as one of the symbols of investing European funds in Croatia.

In his speech, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenkovic emphasized that a big step forward has been made in the Biokovo Nature Park, a step forward in the park's visitor offer, as well as the offer of the entire Makarska coast and Zabiokovlje.

This modern, great and architecturally fascinating project is a new attraction that provides a unique opportunity and an incredible experience of walking in the sky - said Prime Minister Plenkovic.

The Voice of Dubrovnik

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