Neretva River, Mostar

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Flowing under the famed Ottoman bridge, the emerald-green Neretva River stretches 225 km (140 mi), offering  popular sites for rafting excursions and highlighting the area's diverse ecosystems. Known as the setting for numerous battles and historical events, the river has strong cultural implications for the Ottoman era and World War II. In addition, the river was an invaluable natural resource for numerous peoples, such as the Illyrians millennia ago, the Romans, and the Byzantines. Today local residents use it for drinking water, fishing, and generating hydroelectric power. Many visitors like to photograph the river as it flows under the Mostar Bridge. To visit Neretva River on your trip to Mostar, use our Mostar trip itinerary planner.
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  • Settlements the world over have grown up close to rivers and lakes, for we all need water, and Mostar is no different. The water certainly looks clean, but i can't swim so I won't be getting in any...  more »
  • The river is unique because of its unique color and the water level can go up or down several meters at times considering the number of hydroelectric power generation installed before Mostar.  more »
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  • In my opinion, one of the most beautiful rivers not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina but also in the world.
  • One of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful rivers in all of Bosnia. I really love it's color. It's pretty cold all year, but some people do swim in it, and it's popular with fishers mostly for catching Trout.
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