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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 Canyon

The 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'')


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lcarreau - Jan 21, 2008 8:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Azra ?

Where is the Natural River Tunnel?


justahiker - Jan 22, 2008 11:59 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Azra ?

Azra asked me to try to answer on your question about this Natural river Tunnel. Can you be a little bit more specifique??
I'm not sure what are you actually thinking about!


lcarreau - Jan 22, 2008 12:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: justahiker ?

I love all of the smiles and scenery from your part of Europe.
What I am referring to; it is very much like what we have in
Arizona. Here is the photo ... CLICK!


justahiker - Jan 22, 2008 1:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: justahiker ?

Thanks for smiles! :)
I don't know, we're probably like that. And scenery is really great, considering that this part of Europe is still pretty untouched. and unknown.
You obviously visited this region before. When? Where?


lcarreau - Jan 22, 2008 3:58 pm - Voted 10/10


I was a seafarer of the Mediterranean Sea in 1976. Just
trying to put an end to the Cold War. The closest I visited
was in Greece. The people there were very friendly and happy
to see us, but that was 32 years ago. I am fascinated to
learn of the "travertine" deposits in your country. It is
my dream to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, which obtained
UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and was declared "mine-free"
in December 1998. Politics aside, I was surprised that the
natural dams separating the sixteen Plitvice Lakes are composed
of travertine, the same substance that we have here in central
Arizona, just 19 km from where I live with my wife, who immigrated here from southeast Asia, by the way. Puno hvala,
I really appreciate (warmly) the information (you give) regarding your
beautiful country. I will surely visit ... SOMEDAY!

"Zdravo! Ime mi je ... Larry!" : - )


justahiker - Feb 24, 2008 8:53 am - Voted 10/10

Re: No,

You're welcome!
Other time too! Take care, prijatelju (my friend).

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