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Waterfall Kravica

On the whole of the West Herzegovina County, Ljubuški affirms itself as an area with undoubtedly the most favorable, microclimatological, hydrographic and pedological potentials. A unique river with nine names passes through this area, full of travertine reliefs with stunning natural landscapes, a reserve of clean and clear water, magical waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna. The river Trebizat is 51 km long and is the second largest sinkhole in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which sinks and springs several times, in different locations. Among numerous natural rarities, the most important microlocation on the river Trebižat is the Kravica waterfall, with a water amphitheater over 120 meters long. The waterfall is 28 meters high, and the travertine river forms a layer from top to bottom, covered with grass, moss and lichen. In the past, numerous mills were active next to the waterfall. The Ljubuški region is also proud of its many popular picnic areas and bathing areas, which in the summer months become oases of fun, gastronomic pleasures and relaxation. The most famous are the Klokun spring in Klobuk, the Koćuša waterfalls, the source of the Vrioštica river in Vitina, the Čeveljuša waterfalls, and the Božjak beach in Studenci.

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In the 15th century, the Kosača family ruled the area of Hum (Herzegovina) and was one of the most powerful noble families in the Kingdom of Bosnia. There are assumptions that the family was named after the village of Kosač near the Piva and Tara river. The influence and power of Kosača can be seen during the time of the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I.
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