POČITELJ

Počitelj is mentioned in records dating back to the 1400’s as an important defensive stronghold against Ottoman invasions, built by Bosnian King Stjepan Tvrtko. The town is crowned by a 15th Century fort that reminds you of a villain’s hide out, accessed through charming cobbled streets lined with local street vendors with honey and fruit and souvenirs.

ABOUT POČITELJ

Počitelj makes a convenient and interesting stop, on your way to or from Mostar.

I don’t rate it as a ‘must see‘ attraction but if you are passing then why not see this charming little town steeped in history.

The town is crowned by a 15th Century fort that reminds you of a villain’s hide out, accessed through charming cobbled streets lined with local street vendors with honey and fruit and souvenirs – of course!

There are quite a few steps to climb but there are great views at the top of the Neretva River and the surrounding basin. So worth it!

There is a lovely little bakery and some restaurants near the parking area for refreshments or if you want a cheaper option help yourselves to the wild pomegranates, if you are visiting during the season.

Leave Mostar on the M6.1.
Bear left onto the E73, travel pass Mostar airport towards Pocitelj & Metkovic.
You will then pick up signs for Pocitelj.
After visiting return to the E 73. Take the next turning left onto the M.6 towards Trebinje.