Here you can meander through the old walled town and walk along the river bank, visit the local, colourful market in the main square and then enjoy a coffee or ice-cream in the main piazza, sitting under the incredible beautiful Platan trees. The tree camouflaged trunks is where the design came from for the military uniform.
Some of the cafés do not serve food, but they don’t mind if you purchase a delicious pastry or ‘burek’, from the bakery and enjoy it with your coffee. In the summer months the square is often buzzing with live music. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Trebinje and they are so affordable, with lively bars running along the river edge that serve from daylight to the early hours. A place our ‘teenage boys’ enjoyed hanging out without us!
We recommend trying a local dish of “ćevapčići”, a Bosnian specialty (a lamb sausage/patty) traditionally served in homemade at bread, with a choice of relishes. There is a great take away restaurant in a side street, of the piazza inside the walls, worth hunting out.
Another traditional dish, served in this area is “lamb or beef under the bell” (”jagnjetina ispod sača”). This meat is cooked in a clay pot, in the ashes of a fire, for several hours- very tasty.
The winery ‘Vukoje’, open all year round, is located at the back of the town and offers spectacular views, especially at sunset over the town reaching to the vineyards. Dining on the open roof top terrace with great wine and delicious food is an experience not to be missed. See directions under the “Activities -> Wineries -> Vukoje”.
Trebinje has an important history, which is evident from churches perched on top of the mountains that act as a stunning backdrop to the town. When standing just outside the main square you can see buildings representing three different religions. Visiting here is like going back in time, everything you see makes you want to take a deep breath and forget about the stress of everyday life.