Beauty on Four Rivers
The town and municipality of Čapljina are woven into the diverse and picturesque landscapes of the lower Neretva region. It is surrounded by late antique sites such as Mogorjelo and Gabela, the exotic Struga landscape, the ancient stone town of Počitelj, a widely renowned complex of medieval architecture, and Hutovo Blato, one of the richest reserves of wetland birds in Europe.
Čapljina is, one could say, a darling of waters, a town on four rivers: Neretva, Trebižat, Bregava, and Krupa. The surrounding landscape is a patchwork of various forms, combining bare karst, river flows, canyons and gorges, waterfalls, gentle landscapes, and the green river valley of the Neretva.
The proximity to the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean climate create the fundamental climate conditions of the Čapljina region, which are suitable for growing vineyards, as well as Mediterranean fruits and vegetables. Today, as it has been for centuries, Čapljina is a desirable place to live.
General info for a trip to Capljina
Capljina is a small city located in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the western region of the country, close to the border with Croatia on the banks of the Neretva River. The town is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, including nearby mountains and forests, as well as its notable cultural sites such as the remains of the ancient Roman city of Narona. It is also home to a number of restaurants, cafes, and shops, making it a popular destination for tourists exploring the region.
What to visit in Capljina
Here are Capljina’s tourist attractions:
1. Kravice Waterfalls: A beautiful natural wonder located about 30 km south of Capljina. This series of waterfalls spans over 120 meters and can be viewed from multiple viewpoints. It is a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, and nature walks.
2. Hutovo Blato Nature Park: A unique wetland nature reserve located just north of Capljina. It is home to a wide variety of bird species and other wildlife. Visitors can take guided boat tours or hike on the numerous trails.
3. Mogorjelo Roman Villa: An ancient Roman villa located near Capljina. This archaeological site contains the ruins of a luxurious villa that once belonged to a wealthy Roman citizen. It is now a protected cultural monument and visitors can explore the ruins and learn about life in ancient times.
4. Vjetrenica Cave: One of the largest and most beautiful caves in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vjetrenica cave is located about 40 km southeast of Capljina. Its underground chambers are adorned with stunning formations, and the cave is home to a unique ecosystem of blind and albino animals.
5. Stari Grad ruins: The remnants of an ancient fortress and settlement located in the center of Capljina. The site dates back to the Illyrian and Roman periods, and visitors can see the remains of walls, houses, and other structures.
6. Via Dinarica hiking trail: This long-distance hiking trail passes through the mountains near Capljina, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Hikers can choose from shorter day hikes or longer multi-day treks.
All of these attractions offer a unique experience and showcase the natural beauty and rich history of Capljina and its surroundings.
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