Herzegovina Tour

Outdoor Activities in Počitelj

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Duration: approimately 7 hoursPlace: Blagaj, Žitomislići, Počitelj and Kravica.Departure time: Mostar 8:00 amPrice: 40 € per personMinimum 3 person, Maximum 8 Included in the price:– transportation from your accommodation in a comfortable car or minivan,– a licensed driver,– all precautionary measures relating to weather conditions and first aid equipment.– transport back to your accommodation.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blagaj tekija, Blagaj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonThe first station is Blagaj.It is 15 minutes away from Mostar. Blagaj is a settlement in the south-eastern part of the Mostar plane in Herzegovinian-Neretva County in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on the edge of Bišće plateau and is one of the most valuable mixed urban and rural structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and differs from other similar structures in urban layout. Blagaj is located at the source of the river Buna and the historical Tekke (tekke or monastery Derviš). Blagaj’s Tekke was built around 1520 with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style and is considered a national monument. Blajaj’s Tekke is a monastery built for dervish cults. The spring of Buna is the source of the river Buna a strong karst source. Rijeka flows about 9 km west and joins the Neretva village of Buna. The historic town of Stjepan Town, on the hill above Blagaj, was the seat of the royalty of Stjepan Vukčić and the birthplace of Bosnian queen Katarina Kosača-Kotromanić.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Zitomislic Monastery, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonIn Žitomislići there is a Serbian orthodox monastery dedicated to The Annunciation and located near the city of Mostar. In 1566. the Ottoman Empire represented by the kadyas in Nevesinje, granted the Miloradovic-Hrabren family permission to build a monastery in Žitomislići on the ruins of the old church. It took more than forty years for the construction of the monastery to be completed and in 1606. the first recommendation was given to the serving monks in Žitomislići. The monastery praised the high-level iconostasis, and in its time was a scriptorium with significant activity and reputation. At the height of its existence, the monastery was supported by large land cultivated by the monks themselves. It was destroyed and renewed several times, and today it is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Pocitelj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonThe next station is Počitelj.Počitelj, the hidden jewel of Herzegovina lies on a slope that makes a kind of amphitheater and overhangs the turquoise river Neretva. This pleasant resort is located 30 km south of Mostar on the way to the Adriatic coast. Its unique Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style combines a special dimension to this city, making it a true jewel of architecture. This unique stone city was entered in 2007. on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The fort was built at the end of the 14th century by the order of the famous Bosnian king Tvrtko, but Počitelj was first mentioned in 1444. as a parish seat. Počitelj is a true open-air museum and a highly regarded place for many artists who find inspiration for the artwork in this magical landscape. In addition to its beautiful oriental architecture and Ottoman feeling, Počitelj hosts the longest working art colony in south-eastern Europe. Artists from all over the world, among other things, gather here to paint between bright red roses and figs that grow in abundance on the hillsides of Počitelj. Walking around town you feel like you’re back in time. Here you will see incredible architecture, city walls, mosques, art studios and much more.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kravice Falls, Studenci, West Herzegovina CantonKravica will be our last stop.The Kravica waterfalls, often mistakenly called Kravice, is a large cascade on the river Trebižat in the karst center of Herzegovina. It is located 10 km south of Ljubuški and 40 km south of Mostar. Its height is 25 m and the diameter of the lake at the foot of the waterfall is 120 m.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Blagaj tekija
  • Entry/Admission - Zitomislic Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - The historic urban site of Pocitelj
  • Entry/Admission - Kravice Falls
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