Kravica (waterfall)

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Kravica
Waterfalls Kravica 5, Bosnia and Herzegovina.jpg
A view of the Kravica falls
Kravica (waterfall) is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kravica (waterfall)
LocationBosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates43°09′15″N 17°36′13″E / 43.154121°N 17.603672°E / 43.154121; 17.603672Coordinates: 43°09′15″N 17°36′13″E / 43.154121°N 17.603672°E / 43.154121; 17.603672
TypeSegmented
Total height25 metres (80 ft)
Number of drops1
Total width120 metres (390 ft)
WatercourseRiver Trebižat

Kravica waterfall, often erroneously called Kravice, is a large tufa cascade on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Ljubuški and 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Mostar.[1] Its height is about 25 metres (80 ft) and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 metres (390 ft).[2] Kravica is a popular swimming and picnic area and, during the summer, it is frequently visited by tourists from Mostar, Medjugorje and Dubrovnik.

The Kravica Falls area also has a little cafe, a rope swing, a picnic area, and a place to camp.[3] The best time of year for visiting is during the springtime when the fall is at its fullest and the arid landscape turns a bright green.[4] During the high season, various restaurants in the vicinity of the waterfalls mostly offer grilled dishes and fish specialties.[5] Near the Kravica Falls is also a small grotto with stalactites made of calcium carbonate, an old mill and a sailing ship.[6] The owner of the waterfall was a famous municipal councilor, landowner, benefactor and philanthropist from Ljubuški, Zaim-beg Selimić.[7]

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  1. ^ City of Mostar: The Waterfalls of Kravice [cited December 22, 2011]
  2. ^ Visit Mostar: Kravice [cited December 22, 2011]
  3. ^ The Cheap Route: Visit Kravice Waterfalls in Bosnia [cited December 22, 2011]
  4. ^ WHL Travel: VKravice Waterfalls Half Day Tour [cited December 22, 2011]
  5. ^ MC Card d.o.o. : Kravice waterfallsr [cited December 22, 2011]
  6. ^ City of Mostar: The Waterfalls of Kravice [cited December 22, 2011]
  7. ^ "ZAIM BEG SELIMIC". ljubusaci.com. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

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