Rakitnica River The Rakitnica River
is one of the biggest tributary streams of the Neretva River. It is 32 km long. The River's source is between the Visocica and Bjelašnica Mountains.
The river and mountains form a 26 km long canyon.
This river is about 35 km from Sarajevo.
The river's name originates from Rakita
-- a willow tree plentifully disbursed all over the upper course of the river.
Rakitnica CanyonThe Rakitnica Canyon
is one of the deepest and longest in the Dinaric karst (in southern Europe). It is 23,5 km long and 800 m deep.
During spring time, the water level of Rakitnica rises up to 20m.
Rakitnica Canyon is one of the most unexplored canyons in Balkan
Rakitnica represents a great challenge and attraction for many people who love “untouched” natural beauty.
In Rakitnica Canyon, there are 32 endemic flowers, plants, and trees.
Latitude : 43.657 (43 39' 27'')
Longitude : 18.275 (18 16' 31'')