Slivno and Smrdan grad, Croatia
Slivno is a village on the hill above Komarna. It used to be the largest village in the area, but today is completely abandoned; indeed the village is busy only during the olive season. Large stone houses, a church, and many old olive trees testify to the former importance of Slivno. If you decide to visit Slivno you will be able to spend hours enjoying complete quietness.
From Slivno continue onward to Smrdan grad. Smrdan grad is also an ancient, abandoned village in the hills above Komarna. In Smrdan grad you can see the ruins of the stone tower and also enjoy the beautiful view over Klek and the Peljesac Bay. Smrdan grad is visited by locals on the 15th of August, Assumption Day when pilgrims walk up all the way from Klek.
You can walk to Slivno and Smrdan grad (this entails climbing up the hill) or by car. If you decide to go by car, take the main road from Komarna, direction Metković, and after approx. 10 km you will see the sign for Slivno, indicating a right turn. Once you turn right and start climbing up simply continue straight and you will arrive directly to Slivno.
Safari on the Neretva River, Croatia
The Neretva River Delta is an area of great natural value. A former wetland the Neretva River Delta is today a very important agricultural region. The Neretva River Delta still contains some of the few remaining wetlands in Europe. Rich flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes, wetlands, lakes, and sandy beaches make this area worth visiting.
Many of the restaurants along the Neretva river and its watercourse offer Safaris on Neretva River in the traditional boat of the region – the ladja. Sail in a ladja through many Neretva River watercourses, among cane fields and wet meadows, and discover all the authentic charm of the Neretva and its people.
The small village of Vid, located 3 km from Metkovic and 30 km from Komarna, is built on the ruins of the ancient town of Narona. In Vid there are many archeological findings, and once there make sure you visit the Archeological Museum Narona, first „in situ“ museum in Croatia, built at the site of the former Roman forum.
Besides its rich history, Vid is famous for its gastronomy. Stop at the „Djudja&Mate“ restaurant and taste delicious, traditional Neretva region specialties: far-famed eel and Neretva-style frog stew, eel on the spit, coot, as well as delicious meals prepared in hunters’ style and on the spit.
Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is a Unesco-listed medieval town-monument and a must-see during your stay in Komarna. Go early in the morning to avoid the hustle and you will not be disappointed.
Dubrovnik’s defining features are its city walls. The city walls surround and protect Dubrovnik’s old town. They are almost 2 km long, 25 m high, and 4-6 m wide on the shore side and 1.5-3 m wide on the seaside. They were built from the 12th to the 17th century.
The most remarkable fort of Dubrovnik is Minceta which has, in turn, become the true symbol of Dubrovnik. Two outside forts were built in order to increase town’s protection: Lovrijenac on the west side and Revelin on the east side of town. Dubrovnik town port is also protected by the city walls.
Dubrovnik’s old town has four entrances. Dubrovnik’s main street – Placa (Stradun) – stretches from east to west and it is an example of Renaissance urban planning and the elegant style of Dubrovnik’s people.
The east side of the town, near the town port, was the heart of the ancient Dubrovnik. The main square boasts beautiful buildings, the finest examples of Dubrovnik’s architecture: Sponza Palace, Orlando’s column, the Rector’s Palace, St. Blaise’s Church, the Dominican Monastery, and many more…
Ston is situated on the north-west side of Ston Bay, at the point where the Peljesac peninsula is attached to the mainland. Ston is only 25 km south of Komarna, and certainly worth visiting. It is famous for its fortification ruins, the longest fortification walls built in Europe, and its salt plant – the oldest in Europe.
Thanks to its specific geographical position, Ston is also well known for shellfish farming, especially for its oysters. While in Ston, taste some of Ston’s specialties in the „Bota-Sare“ restaurant in Mali Ston.
Ston, the way we know it today, was formed in 1334 after the Dubrovnik Republic gained control of the Peljesac peninsula. Dubrovnik immediately commenced building fortification walls. The walls are 5 km long and they connect Mali and Veliki Ston. Ston’s walls are the longest in Europe, and the second-longest in the world, containing 40 forts and 5 towers. Visitors can visit 980 m of the walls, while the rest is still is under reconstruction.
Peljesac peninsula and Kuna village, Croatia
Make sure you visit the Peljesac peninsula and particularly Kuna village. We suggest you take the coastal road that runs through the famous wine-growing areas of Dingač and Postup.
Unforgettable landscapes and fantastic views will leave you breathless. Pass through the Dingač tunnel and continue on to Kuna, a little village on the hill at the heart of the Peljesac peninsula.
Kuna is located 375 m above sea level, and it has a lovely church dedicated to Madonna di Loreto that was built in 1682. It is said that people of Peljesac built this church as an oath to the Madonna after the Black plague swept through the peninsula.
In Kuna stop in at the Antunovic family-run traditional Dalmatian home. The Antunovic family will first show you their donkey farm. After you try feeding or riding the donkeys, the owner Josip will invite you to their family-run agrotourism where they serve only what they grow and raise: homemade goat cheese, Dalmatian prosciutto, olives, anchovies, meat prepared on the open fire (under a lid), roasted lamb, all accompanied by great homemade wine from Peljesac.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar is a town at Neretva Rivier in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 65 km from Komarna. Mostar is famous for its Unesco-protected Old Bridge over the Neretva River.
Mostar was formed in the 15th century as a border town of the Ottoman Empire and it is known for its Turkish style houses and the old bridge. The area of the Old Bridge is an excellent example of multicultural influence in this region with its Ottoman, Mediterranean, and European architectural details.
Mostar’s old town, with its turrets, mosques, narrow paved streets, oriental shops and restaurants that offer oriental style cuisine full of aromatic spices that will take you back centuries.
Kravica Waterfalls, Bosnia and Herzegovina
On the 50 km long Trebizat River, in the village of Studenci near Ljubuski (BiH), you will find the Kravica waterfalls. The height of the waterfalls is 26 to 28 m, with a water amphitheater of 1200 m in diameter.
Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the Kravica Waterfalls. During summer, when the level of the Trebizat River is low, people can swim under the waterfalls. During the summer season, there are also a few restaurants open offering fish and grilled specialties.
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
One of the most famous Catholic shrines, Medjugorje, is only 50 km from Komarna. Apparitions of The Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared on the hill above Medjugorje back in 1981, and since then millions of pilgrims from all over the world have been visiting Medjugorje every year.