Cavtat is a small town on the Adriatic coast offering its visitors a beautiful and peaceful place to stay right next to the crystal clear sea. Staying here and enjoying the sun for maybe a weak can absolutely be relaxing, but also a bit boring. So why not explore the surroundings?
Although you would need to cross the border to the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, we guarantee you that you will fall in love with Mostar, the place where East meets West. Situated on the Neretva river, Mostar is the most important city in the Herzegovina region and the fifth-largest city in the country. It is named after the Bosnian word for the bridge keepers – mostari who, in the medieval times, guarded the Old Bridge, the symbol of Mostar and one of the components on UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 2004.
Influenced by centuries long Turkish rule, Mostar is full of minarets reaching for the sky, bazaar streets, and houses with ornate wooden balconies, typical craft shops and traditional restaurants. One of the most remarkable and inevitable places that you have to visit during your wandering through the city is The Old Bridge, built by Ottomans in the 16th century.
Visiting Mostar you should also wander a little bit more through the Herzegovina region and stop to the locations like Kravice waterfalls on Trebižat river, only one hour drive from Mostar; Počitelj - medieval village listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site; Neum which is the only town of Bosnia and Herzegovina located on the coast; or Međugorje as the spiritual and religious place where Our Lady of Peace is believed to be seen in 1981.
Expand your Adriatic tour visiting something strange and new. Try out Turkish coffee and admire the magnificent sight on the Old Bridge and the river Neretva after a long walk through the old city of Mostar and find out the reason why is it called the “melting pot of cultures”.