The town is one of the oldest permanent settlements in Bosnia (dating back almost 4000 years), and home to the best preserved Ottoman bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ottoman-inspired bridge (Konjička Stara Ćuprija). Konjic natural heritage together with the cultural heritage represent rich and valuable resources for Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Europe.
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina Monterrasol private car tours to
Konjic is a town and municipality located in Herzegovina-Neretva region of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (one of the two political entities that compose Bosnia and Herzegovina). It is located in northern Herzegovina, around 50 km southwest of Sarajevo. It is a mountainous and heavily wooded area. The municipality extends on both sides of the Neretva River (the largest karst river in the Dinaric Alps in the entire eastern part of the Adriatic basin). The total length is 230 km, of which 208 km are in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the final 22 km are in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia. The area near the town is believed to be settled up to 4000 years ago, and settlements around 2000 years ago by Illyrian tribes travelling upstream along the Neretva river have been found. The town, being part of the Bosnian kingdom, was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire, of which one of the lasting feature for the town is the Ottoman-inspired bridge (Konjička Stara Ćuprija), and later into the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Konjička Stara Ćuprija (Old Bridge, 1682), was built over six slightly pointed stone arches. It is the best preserved Ottoman bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The arches were destroyed by the retreating German army in March 1945. The bridge was rebuilt in its original state between 2003 and 2009. The bridge is now proclaimed a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The natural heritage of Konjic includes the upper course of the Neretva river (Upper Neretva), a vast area around the Neretva, numerous streams and well-springs, three major glacial lakes near the river, one artificial lake (Jablaničko), mountains and forests, and native flora and fauna. All this natural heritage together with the cultural heritage represent rich and valuable resources for the country as well as Europe. The Upper Neretva has water of Class I purity and is almost certainly the coldest river water in the world, often as low as 7–8 °C (45–46 °F) in the summer months.
Konjic related tours
We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Konjic during multi-day private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Konjic.
We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, Dobrićevo, Konjic, Mostar, Radimlja, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala
Discover Bosnia-Herzegovina by small all seasons 4 days tour from Sarajevo. The tour will start with short road from Sarajevo to Visoko, to the area where is located Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, there we will walk in the park and visit related museum. At second part of the day we will return to Sarajevo to walk in historical center and visit main attractions.
On the second day we will move to Mostar, but on the way we will visit Konjic to walk over old bridge. The rest of this day we will walk over old town Mostar (historical center with Mostar bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The third day we will visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, see archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), walk in Vjetrenica cave (currently in UNESCO Tentative list), see Zavala orthodox cave monastery, visit famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, and at evening taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje, with small walk tour over Trebinje at evening.
At the last day of this tour we will admire panoramic view of Trebinje from a hill with beautiful cathedral overlooking the whole town. On the way back to Sarajevo we will have a short stop to see old monastery Dobricevo, and lunch in a restaurant.
tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Konjic, Kotor, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrog, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Zavala
This year round tour will pass through 2 neighbors countries of Croatia: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Pick up and drop off in Orebic. During this multi-day tour we will visit main attractions of both countries: old towns include medieval town Kotor which is UNESCO World Heritage Site, climb Ottoman's empire fortresses, visit old monasteries.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina we will visit old Christian monastery in Zavala, admire panoramic view from the hill located Stolac fortress, visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk in UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge, and next day will visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, watch wonderful waterfalls in Kravice natural park, and climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj. Next, we will move to see Sarajevo historical streets and Sarajevo market, after we will move to Trebinje, the southernmost Bosnia-Herzegovina town, to see Trebinje cathedral and visit located nearby Tvrdos monastery.
In Montenegro, we must see 17th century Ostrog monastery, carved almost entirety in a vertically positioned mountain cliff. The night we will spend in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. After sleep in Podgorica, we will visit monastery Dajbabe which was built within a natural cave, and will walk streets of Old Bar, small settlement known from Byzantine Empire time. Our next destination is coastal town Budva, where we will walk over its narrow medieval streets.
At next day after sleep in Budva we will visit UNESCO town Kotor, full of spirit of Venetian empire. If we're strong enough to survive climbing 1350 steps to a height of 1200 meters, we will be awarded to visit Kotor Fortress or otherwise known as The Castle of San Giovanni. If we can do it, we will admire amazing views over the city and harbor. On the way back, we will pass few nice beaches so at summer time we always can stop and refresh in crystal clear water of Mediterranean sea.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Jajce, Klis, Konjic, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Split, Travnik, Trogir, Šibenik
All seasons 7 days tour to discover Bosnia-Herzegovina and visit famous Croatian towns Split, Sibenik and Trogir. Pick up and drop off in Orebic.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina we will see Blagaj dervish monastery, UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, visit multicultural Sarajevo with its old market, see Ottoman Empire fortress Jajce, meet another medieval fortress Travnik and walk in its old streets.
In Croatia, we will walk historical center of Split (UNESCO World Heritage Site), see coastal town Sibenik, its fortress, historical center and the cathedral, also UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next day we will walk another one UNESCO town, Trogir, and after another night in Split, on the way back, we will visit famous fortress Klis.
tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, Jajce, Konjic, Kotor, Kravica, Ljubuški, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Perast, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Stolac, Travnik, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Šćit
Explore main attractions in Bosnia with all seasons 12 days tour, with small side tour covers UNESCO venetian town Kotor in Montenegro. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro. This tour is particularly interesting for travelers without Schengen Visa.
Within this tour we will visit charming Trebinje and taste famous regional wine in family running winery, historical Tvrdoš monastery, Vjetrenica cave (UNESCO Tentative List site), Zavala monastery partially built in a cave, hilly Stolac fortress with wonderful view, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and walk over famous Mostar bridge.
We will have a way around Mostar to see historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, built in the 13th century fortified town Pocitelj, served as open-air museum, with narrow streets and old Ottoman fort with great view, and before start our way back to Mostar will have a dinner in local restaurant and we will have a walk in rare place, a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD.
We will walk in historical Sarajevo and see its main attractions. We will visit a interesting landmark, called Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, see Bobovac hill that was a place of Bosnian kings, visit Vranduk and Travnik fortresses, walk in historical town Jajce with fortress, old town, and waterfalls, meet the beauty of Jajace, the park with watermills.
On the way down we will see Scit monastery located in tiny peninsula of beautiful lake, walk in Medjugorje pilgrimage center, wonder on the beauty of Kravica waterfalls, and get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO World Heritage site.
March 28, 2021 Stobi, Macedonia. Stobi, the biggest city from the antique period in this part of Macedonia, only 80km south from the the capital Skopje, is a place that links the Mediterranean to the continental Balkan hinterlands, shrouded by the mythical rivers of Axios and Erigon, along which countless Roman legions, Crusading cavalries, Ottoman conquerors and World War armies had marched. Today, this region represents the midpoint where the Old and the New World of wine meet.
February 13, 2021 Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kraljeva Sutjeska is a village in the municipality of Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, almost at the middle of Bosnia and Herzegovina territory.
The village hosts a number of important historical sites: 14th century Catholic Franciscan monastery, ruins of the medieval Bosnian Court, an old Bosnian house with the original architecture from the 18th century, and mosque from 15th century, claimed to be the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, very close to the village is located Bobovac, a fortified city of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina.
January 30, 2021 Ohrid, Macedonia. Ohrid is a city in the country with modern name North Macedonia (before it called just Macedonia). Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem of the Balkans". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.
January 22, 2021 Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
January 7, 2021 Berat, Albania. Berat is the ninth largest city by population of the Republic of Albania. Berat, UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2008, comprises a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout the history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos. Berat is one of the main cultural centers of the country.