Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Tour
This article will provide you all important tourist information about the City of Mostar and one of the biggest natural beauties of Bosnia and Hercegovina - Kravice Waterfalls. Read it before making a final decision and booking your Mostar and Kravice waterfalls tour.
Mostar Old Bridge and river Neretva
Mostar is the second-largest city in Bosnia and the main city of Hercegovina. During the war in Ex Yugoslavia Mostar was one of the most damaged cities and sadly some of that destruction you can still witness today. The major city attraction, Mostar Old Bridge was built during the 16th century by Turks together with the surrounding area of the Old town famous for its Turkish houses. UNESCO recognized the uniqueness of Mostar Old Town and placed it on UNESCO World Heritage List. Despite its importance, the Mostar Old bridge was fully destroyed during the horrors of war in 1993. After the end of the war, with a much effort a Bridge was full restaurated with original stones and now again proudly stands over the river Neretva.
A map of Mostar and Kravice waterfalls tour
Mostar and Kravice waterfalls Tour from Dubrovnik is usually a full day excursion offered by several Dubrovnik travel agencies. The Mostar and Kravice waterfalls tours are usually guided in the English language. Distance between Dubrovnik and Mostar is 140 Km and it takes approximately three hours to get there. Bear in mind that during the high touristic season border crossings between Croatia and Bosnia often can be crowded so it is possible that you will spend even more time in a tour bus/van. The Kravice waterfalls are placed in Bosnia and Hercegovina just near Croatian border and tourist use them as a perfect destination to stop and take a break.
The Kravice waterfalls
This miracle of nature gives the impression that it was created on the river Trebizat with an intention to provide every visitor a rest for its body and soul. The river rises some 30 kilometers up the hill from the Kravice waterfalls and its fresh and clean water provides a great refreshment into the lake. When you are on the spot it looks like the waterfalls are coming down into the lake directly from the green forest. The best thing is that you can even enter into this lake and take a swim under the Kravice waterfalls. If you decide to visit this attraction independently know that a ticket price is from 3€ to 6€ and waterfalls are open officially between 08:00 AM and 08:00 PM. But to tell you a secret you can visit them even before and after working times without any problem.
Mostar Old Town
On average tour to Mostar and Kravice waterfalls cost $60
The tour bus or van will take you directly to the entrance of the Mostar Old Town. During the summer months, crowds are usual here so be prepared for them. The ottomans architecture is dominant in this part of Mostar and together with and Mostar Old Bridge it represents the main reason for Mostar being listed on UNESCO world heritage list. Many small souvenir shops will offer tourists all kind of handcrafted souvenirs and paintings, but there are also many cheap Chinese products offered for sale. The number one attraction Old Mostar Bridge is connecting two parts of the city and represents a classic piece of Ottomans architecture. Every year there is a traditional Red Bull Cliff Diving contest during which competitors from all around the world shows their jumping skills from hight of over 20 meters into the river Neretva under the bridge.
Even for most tourists taking Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Tour, the Old Bridge will be the main reason to visit my personal reason for visiting Mostar is much simpler. I just love their food! If you are a meat lover visit one of the restaurants in the Old Town and you will understand what I am talking about. Restaurants Šadrvan and Tina Irma are my favorites and I was thrilled every time I had a meal there. Cevapcici is the most popular Bosnian dish, but you won't go wrong with any meat dish you order. Drinking traditional Turkish coffee after your lunch is a must.
Food from Mostar restaurants
Other then the Old Town there is also a modern part of Mostar. If you are for some shopping there is a big Mepas mall in the western part of town. The prices here are a little bit lower than in Dubrovnik, so shopping in Mostar may be a smart move. Be aware that you will need to change your money into the Bosnian Marks (KM) for shopping in Mepas mall.
Mepas shopping mall Mostar
The sad story about Mostar is that even today, 25 years from the end of the war this town is still highly separated. Bosnian Muslims are living in one part of the town and Croats in other and most of them don't mix. It is stunting fact that some of the new generations never visited The Old Town of Mostar and The Old Bridge even they were born just a few kilometers from it! Hope the future will bring more love and sanity into this beautiful city.
Mostar Old Bridge during the war