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About Čapljina

Čapljina is a town in southwest Herzegovina, located on the right bank of Neretva River, with more than 26,000 inhabitants. The important highways and rail routes connecting the Adriatic Sea (which is only 30 kilometers away) with Bosnia and with the Central Europe go through this town. When it comes to the etymology of the town Čapljina, there is an interesting connection with the Latin word "ardea", which literally means "čaplja” in Croatian or “heron” in English, but there is also a similarity with the Illyrian name for the most influential people in the area – “Ardideans”, who had inhabited the area beyond Čapljina, in the Neretva River valley.

It is the most famous for two protected national monuments: the old Roman villa rustica called Mogorjelo from the 3rd century, and the Ottoman town of Počitelj from the 15th century. When it comes to the natural beauties of Čapljina, there is a nature and bird reserve with many lakes, canals and rivers called Hutovo blato, which is home to over 200 types of birds. If you like untouched nature, you should definitely visit the Trebižat River and do the canoe safari.

As far as the climate is concerned, Čapljina has mild sub-Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cold winters. Beside Neretva River and Trebižat River, there are also Bregava River and Krupa River.

If you decide to visit Čapljina, you can stay in four-star hotel Mogorjelo, which offers, among other luxurious things, beautiful view of Neretva River, or in hotel Park Karaotok, which is located within the Hutovo Blato Park. Both of these hotels have their own restaurants, but we highly recommend visiting Villa Rustica, which is located on the northern wall of the Mogorjelo ruins and it offers local and Dalmatian specialties. 

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Čapljina
Čapljina is a town in southwest Herzegovina, located on the right bank of Neretva River, with more than 26,000 inhabitants. The important highways and rail routes connecting the Adriatic Sea with Bosnia and with the Central Europe go through this town.
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