Bosnia and Herzegovina

Craggily beautiful Bosnia and Hercegovina is most intriguing for its East-meets-West atmosphere born of blended Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian histories filtered through a Southern Slavic lens. Many still associate the country with the heartbreaking civil war of the 1990s, and the scars from that time are all too visible. But today’s visitors are likely to remember the country for its deep, unassuming human warmth, its beautiful mountains, numerous medieval castle ruins, raftable rivers, impressive waterfalls and bargain-value skiing.

ON THE ROAD

Last few pictures of Bosnia and Herzegovina (on the way to Croatia), we have really enjoyed our tour, people were very friendly, roads were in a good condition and we had nice weather. We can only recommend visit of this hidden gem in Balkan.

SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK

We arrived late afternoon to the oldest and biggest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s home to the last virgin forest in Europe. You will find here also the highest peak of the country – Maglic Mountain (2386 m). Sutjeska is also familiar for the Battle of the Sutjeska in...

ON THE ROAD

We made few stops on the way to Sutjeska National Park. The countryside of Bosnia and Herzegovina is amazing and we had really great sunny weather. We got also some good shots of our truck standing on the fields near friendly local cows – they really loved and enjoyed this shooting...

BLAGAJ

Early morning we hit the road to get to Blagaj, where we visited a Dervish Monastery and natural wonder – source of river Buna. This 600 years old monastery is situated at the base of a cliff, next to the source of the river Buna, it’s a unique and picturesque series of buildings...

KRAVICA

We arrived late afternoon tired and frustrated (after searching the Cross Mountain in Medjugorje). But few mugs of Nektar beer, while watching these excellent waterfalls, recovered our minds. Its place, where the Trebižat River plummets in a broad 25m-high arc into an emerald pool. In...

MEDJUGORJE

Another stop on the way to Kravica was Medjugorje. We spent two hours finding the way to famous cross on the top of the mountain, but we did not find it. We saw the cross, but the way was so badly marked, that we got lost few times. Also google maps had wrong directions. Medjugorje has...

POČITELJ

On the way to Kravica we passed Počitelj – medieval pearl of Herzegovina. This fortified village lies on the banks of the emerald green river Neretva, some 30 kilometres south of Mostar. The village itself is set within in a natural karst amphitheatre. First mentioned writing comes from...

MOSTAR

We arrived late night to the largest city in Hercegovina, with a small but thoroughly enchanting old town centre. At dusk, the lights of numerous millhouse restaurants twinkle across gushing streams, narrow Kujundžiluk bustles joyously with trinket sellers and, in between, the...

JABLANICA

On the way to Mostar we passed famous Bridge on Neretva near Jablanica. During the Second World War, Bosnia was the scene of some of the fiercest battles between the Yugoslav Partisans (the Communist guerrilla-resistance) and the Axis Powers. The bridge got destroyed three times: once as...

LUKOMIR

We made great effort to get to Lukomir, it took us 3 hours to get near the village, but heavy storm destroyed our plans to make a visit of this old settlement. On the way back to the valley we had hard time to keep our scooter on unused muddy and rocky road. At almost 1,500 m, the village...