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  • Address: Počitelj, Čapljina municipality 53205, Bosnia and Herzegovina
With worn steps straggling up a steep and rocky cliff side on the left banks of the Neretva River, Počitelj is a warren-like, stone-built and fortified village with its origins in the late 14th century. Over the following centuries it expanded under Turkish occupation and is now UNESCO World-Heritage listed for its enchanting combination of medieval and Ottoman architecture. Počitelj is wrapped in fortified walls and entry is through a gate topped by a 16-meter (10-foot) clock tower; the soft stone townhouses and winding alleyways are overshadowed by the tumbledown medieval fortress and octagonal watchtower standing guard on the hill behind the village. The ornate minarets of the domed Hajji Alija mosque were built in 1562, destroyed during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and subsequently restored along with the madrasa (school) and hamam (baths); from the mosque’s terrace there are unparalleled views across the rocky landscape and down the Neretva river valley. 

Počitelj was at its most powerful during Ottoman occupation of the Balkans but slowly lost importance following the advent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878. By the late 20th century, the picturesque village was a haven for poets, writers and painters but it was virtually abandoned during the heavy bombing of 1993. Thanks to investment from the EU, an artistic community is slowly resettling there and bringing the cobbled alleyways back to life.

Practical Info

Best reached by the M17 road from Mostar, which is 30 km (18.75 miles) north of Počitelj.

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Kravice Waterfalls, Počitelj Old Town and Blagaj Tekke Day Trip from Mostar, Mostar, null
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Kravice Waterfalls, Počitelj Old Town and Blagaj Tekke Day Trip from Mostar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

For all nature lovers and heritage sympathizers this tour is right decision. Day trip guarantee you new experience, having fun, new knowledge and absolutely ...  Read more

Location: Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Full Day Tour from Sarajevo to Herzegovina with Mostar, Blagaj Dervish House, Počitelj, Jablanica ... 
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Full Day Tour from Sarajevo to Herzegovina with Mostar, Blagaj Dervish House, Počitelj, Jablanica and Konjic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Mostar town and the whole of Herzegovina region are a must see and 'taste' by anyone ever coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina or Balkans area. That is why we have ...  Read more

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Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.25
Herzegovina Day Trip: Private Tour from Mostar, Mostar, Full-day Tours
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Herzegovina Day Trip: Private Tour from Mostar

Set out from Mostar to discover the beauties of Herzegovina, on a private full-day tour. This private tour can be adjusted to your needs and wishes, it is ...  Read more

Location: Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $89.20
Pearls of Herzegovina: Blagaj, Pocitelj, Mogorjelo, Kravice Waterfalls and Medjugorje Day Trip from ... 
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Pearls of Herzegovina: Blagaj, Pocitelj, Mogorjelo, Kravice Waterfalls and Medjugorje Day Trip from Mostar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Experience the natural beautiful of southern Bosnia and Herzegovina on this full-day trip from Mostar. Accompanied by a guide, drive in a private vehicle to ...  Read more

Location: Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.93
Bosnia and Herzegovina Day Trip Including Medjugorje and Mostar, Dubrovnik, Day Trips
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Day Trip Including Medjugorje and Mostar

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Experience the best of Bosnia and Herzegovina on a day trip to the country's main cities, including Mostar and Medjugorje. Leave Dubrovnik behind and visit ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.69
Private Tour: Medjugorje and Mostar Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Medjugorje and Mostar Day Trip from Dubrovnik

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Visit Medjugorje and Mostar on this incredible private day trip from Dubrovnik, blending culture with religious sites. Traveling with an expert local guide by ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Discover Herzegovina in a Day Tour from Mostar, Mostar, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Discover Herzegovina in a Day Tour from Mostar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Discover Herzegovina day tour is a unique experience. Makes you discover several locations worth seeing, exploring, and talking to your friends about. This ...  Read more

Location: Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.45
Private Bosnia and Herzegovina Tour From Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Day Trips
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Private Bosnia and Herzegovina Tour From Dubrovnik

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a full day away from the city of Dubrovnik and see the neighboring country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Drive along the Adriatic road to the valley of the ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $392.47
Mostar and Medjugorje Private Tour from Split, Split, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Mostar and Medjugorje Private Tour from Split

Visit the ancient Ottoman city Mostar, UNESCO's World Heritage Site, Blaggaj Tekke and one of the most visited pilgrimage centers in all Europe – Medjugorje in ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $618.44
Private Tour to Mostar from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Private Day Trips
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Private Tour to Mostar from Dubrovnik

A private tour of Mostar with an English-speaking driver/guide to explore the cultural differences between either side of the Neretva River. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $422.20

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