Emerald waters 1h from Sarajevo, #nofilter guarantee!
Not only the drive is amazing by sunny day, but it features some really nice towns and villages and possibility for outdoor activities, all doable in one day!
3 idea of stops by Neretva river:
– Konjic, charming postcard village
– World famous town Mostar and its UNESCO protected bridge
Mostar. The town made worldwide famous by its UNESCO protected bridge destroyed under heavy bombing during the Yougoslavia war. The stone bridge Stari Most was initially from the XVI century, when the Turkish fortified the town. Thanks to the reconstitution work it now got back its yestyear splendour.
Is the bridge overrated? You will decide for yourself! Its single arch style and its heigh of 21m is for sure impressive – even more when you remind yourself it’s the theatre of local diving contest.
The view from the bridge is actually a nice surprise, the colourful facades bring the old town alive, in an harmonious contrast with Neretva.
Lots of tourists take a day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik in Croatia or from Sarajevo. Staying over night will allow you to enjoy the city in a bit calmer atmosphere. Also, the views of the unlighted bridge at dawn really worths the shot.
– Blagaj Tekke monastery at the source of Buna
In summer, the temperature in BiH can flirt with 40C, making any explorations by foot painful. A stop at the source of river Buna is the perfect activity.
The spring emerges from a karstik cavern bringing a fresh breeze to its banks. Islamic monastery Blagaj Tekke has been standing by the source since the XVI century. Pick one of the restaurants and enjoy the view with a nice coffee.
Buna is only 20min away from Mostar by car.
A recommendation on another stop by Neretva river? Share it in the comments and I will update the article!