Makarska is an outstanding tourist destination located between the Biokovo Mountain and a crystal clear Adriatic sea. Passing through narrow stone-paved streets or walking down the palm-fringed promenade you get the sense of what it is like living on the Adriatic coast, full of history.
But not so far away, less than two hour distance, lies Mostar, fascinating place where East meets West. Mostar is the city in the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, remarkable for its buildings and monuments which blend in together in perfect harmony and they have been doing so for centuries. This magical place offers to the traveller from the North the first rays of Mediterranean while it grants the first scenes of the continental hinterland for the traveller from the South. Mostar is the most important city in the Herzegovina region and the fifth-largest city in the country situated on the Neretva River. The city was named after the Bosnian word for the bridge keepers – mostari
who guarded the Old Bridge in the medieval times. The Old Bridge, built by Ottomans in the 16th century, is the symbol of Mostar and one of the components on UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 2004. It is definitely worth visiting during your wandering through the city.
Mostar is full of signs of long Turkish rule such as minarets, bazaar streets, and houses with ornate wooden balconies, typical craft shops and traditional restaurants. On your way there you may even find some interesting sights such as Počitelj, a small medieval village listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Interested in expanding your Adriatic tour and willing to discover something unordinary, Mostar is a right place for you. There you can try out some Turkish coffee and admire the magnificent sight on the Old Bridge and the river Neretva after a long walk through the old city. Enjoy your drive passing through Dalmatian hinterland and Herzegovina region because at the end of the road something unique and wonderful is awaiting for you!