Holidaymakers looking for somewhere different to travel to in Central Europe should pay a visit to the Mostar area of Central Bosnia in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This part of the country by the Adriatic coast has many fantastic things to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and campsites.
Holidaymakers can explore some scenic places by walking, cycling or horse riding in the area. Various watersports are available here with rafting day trips offered along the River Nerveta. Canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and paragliding are also watersports that holidaymakers can enjoy in the area. There are some lovely beaches across the border in Croatia on the Adriatic, where visitors can sunbathe and swim. Tennis in Bosnia is increasingly popular with courts available in and around Mostar. Another pastime enjoyed here is rock climbing. Many bars, cafes and restaurants are located in the Mostar region and along the Adriatic coast. The area has lots of shops especially in the shopping malls of Mostar and self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from supermarkets. Visitors will also find some charming little stores selling handcrafted souvenirs.
Holidaymakers will find many fascinating places and sites to visit in the Mostar area including the old bridge, Stari Most originally constructed in the mid 16th century and rebuilt after the Croat-Bosnia War. Another familiar architectural feature in Mostar is the clock tower. There are shrines, churches and mosques located here too including the modern catholic cathedral and the 16th century Karadjoz-bey mosque. Another interesting site to visit is the Partizan Memorial, which is dedicated to those who died defending Mostar in the Second World War. Mostar also has some grand houses dating back to the Ottoman Empire such as Muslibegovica House. Holidaymakers could take a day trip to Sarajevo, which is rich in historic architecture with many influences from both the east and west. On the Adriatic Coast, Split in Croatia is another interesting city to visit with many museums and galleries.
July and August are the warmest months of the year with average high temperatures of 31 degrees centigrade. The coldest month is January with average highs of 8 degrees centigrade and lows of 2 degrees, although the temperatures can drop to below freezing. September and October are usually the wettest months with average rainfall of about 15 inches.
Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ) is located 68 kilometres from Mostar. Sarajevo has flights arriving from a few international airports with B&H Airlines including Amsterdam (AMS), Belgrade (BEG), Copenhagen (CPH), Frankfurt (FRA), Gothenburg-Landvetter (GOT), Istanbul-Ataturk (IST), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH). Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Europcar, Hertz, Hyundai and Intercar are all car rental services located at Sarajevo Airport and taxis are located next to terminal B.