The program of this fascinating excursion, one of the longest in Montenegro and the Balkans: swimming in the Kravica waterfall, photo session on the most beautiful viewing platforms of the Plitvice system of waterfalls and rivers, visiting the old city of Mostar. Along the way, endless vineyards and the Orthodox monastery of Tvrdosh.
First stop, on the way from the Montenegrin coast to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Tvrdoš Monastery. Here for several hundred years, the monks produce excellent wine, which tourists taste right in the wine cellar. And it was here that began to serve St. Basil of Ostrog, whose relics lie in the most famous monastery in the Balkans Ostrog.
Old water mills, restored by Austrians at the end of the 19th century and still playing the role of water engines for irrigating local vineyards, will meet on the river along our path. By the way, at the end of the summer you can try the harvest directly from the branch. Further our way lies to the city of Mostar. The name of the city means "guard of the bridge." And the main attraction, of course, is the Old Bridge.
The bridge was destroyed during the civil war in the nineties, and then restored and taken under the protection of UNESCO. The city has always been famous for a large number of interfaith marriages, and the bridge was a binder of two cultures. Today the bridge is visited by thousands of tourists. Daredevils dive from the railing of the bridge (about 30 meters high) into the mountain river for the public's amusement. Near the bridge is a special club jumpers. Every year extreme competitions are held in Mostar under the auspices of Red Bull.
Many mosques and Catholic churches testify to a complex history. The old city of Mostar is very cozy and colorful, and recalls the Ottoman past of these places. At the present oriental bazaar there are a lot of handicrafts, which are made here in small workshops.
Another hour of the way - and we are at the Kravica Falls. This place seems to have come out of jungle and distant travel novels. Streams increase during the winter rains and then you can feel the full power of the water element. In the summer of water is less, but the waterfall is no less beautiful. The water warms up in the summer sun and then you can enjoy a swim overlooking the waterfall and even get to the rapid flow. The waterfall is more than 100 meters wide and 30 meters high. On the beach cafe and bar. This place is the perfect end of a busy day of sightseeing.