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Thematic tourist road Neretva the valley of life

Thematic tourist road Neretva the valley of life is a part of the rural tourism offer of Dubrovnik-Neretva Region. The river Neretva unites this particular area of a fertile valley, which yields numerous natural riches. The diversity of the fauna has been preserved in ornithological reserves and the Ornithological Collection of the Natural Museum in Metković. The photo-safari along the Neretva backwaters and lakes, in the traditional craft, will reveal, besides the wonderful nature, the tales about sunken cities, the remains of ancient Roman villas. The Archaeological Museum Narona in Vid, built above the Augusteum, a temple dedicated to the emperor Augustus, witnesses about the existence of life in the area ever since Antiquity. Until now, such complete, artistically perfect and archaeologically valuable group of statues has not been found anywhere, except in Rome.

There is also a special gastronomical story here – specialties made of fish and frogs caught in the Neretva and autochthonous Neretva stew made of eel and frogs, as well as the very special and increasingly savoury wines of the area.

EXPLORE Magnificent Neretva region

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Baćina Lakes

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BAĆINA LAKES Explore the nature and wildlife of seven lakes Queen Teuta’s Pearls Welcome to the unique nature of seven Baćina Lakes. Although just a few kilometers away from the City of Ploče, they are a place of untouched nature and rich wildlife. Two tunnels connect lakes with sea and river in the hinterland, thus

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Metković

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METKOVIĆ   Peace of Heaven The town of Metković is the second largest town in Dubrovnik-Neretva county and is on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, some twenty kilometres from the Adriatic Sea. Together with its inclu­sive settlements of Vid, Prud, Dubravica and Glušce, it cov­ers some 51 square kilometres. HERITAGE The Archaeological Museum Narona – Vid

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Neretva delta

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NERETVA DELTA A place made by Neretva river at end of it’s journey.   There of life Neretva River meets its end near the city of Ploče. Through the centuries this river made a whole valley and became the largest delta in Croatia. Today, Neretva delta is a protected area with more than 300 bird

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Opuzen

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OPUZEN Welcome To OpuZen   Croatian California One hour from Split and one from Dubrovnik, the small town Opuzen lies in the beautiful region of southern Dalmatia. It was named after its fortress “Fort Opus”, which was built by the Republic of Venice in 1684. Part of its ruins still remain until today and tell

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Ploče

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Ploče From the Bay to the City The first mention of Ploče was in the year of 1387 in a document of the historical archive in Dubrovnik. In that document, Ploče is mentioned not as a city but as a bay in which one Dubrovnik merchant supposed to take cattle shipment to sell it in

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Slivno

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Slivno Slivno was named after a similar peninsula which is on its northern and eastern sides immersed into the Neretva swamp, on its north-western side it is surrounded by tangerine plantations and on the southern and south-western sides it is surrounded by the sea. Working on it patiently for millennia, the sea, the sun and

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Staševica Valley

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STAŠEVICA VALLEY Staševica Valley a hinterland part of Ploče area Valley of the Vineyards Surrounded by mountains and formed by Matica River, Staševica Valley is home to some of the best local vines. Long forgotten, trnak is a unique sort of grape that grows only in this area. In recent years, it is revived and became a