On the Pelješac peninsula, in the town of Ston and its surroundings, on 21st September 2014, will be held the seventh Stone Wall Marathon. This unique sports tourism event in Europe will be run partly around the old Walls of Ston, the longest preserved European defensive wall. Launched by a few athletes enthusiasts, this extremely demanding marathon has developed into an exclusive event with runners from around the world.
In the past, the traditional Neretva boat played a key traffic-economic role for people of the region. For centuries it has been the main means of transportation, and each year, an amateur race of these boats takes place. Participants race with boats down the Neretva River, from Metkovic, starting from the town bridge, all the way down to Ploče 22.5 kilometers away. There are about 40 teams and seven hundred rowers participating in the race and giving the best of themselves. But, although it is a matter of prestige, victory in this race is not the most important. The main factors are the courage and the desire to uphold the tradition, to remember the lives and efforts of our ancestors. Other races which precede the Neretva Boat Marathon: Krvavac: ‘Cup of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’ 15 July Vid: ‘Boat Duel Cup of Duke Domagoj’ 4 August Opuzen: ‘Racing for the start positions’ 7 August
Experience and enjoy the ride on the traditional Neretva boat at the one of last Europe wetlands. Opuzen is located in a heart of Neretva Delta surrounded by fertile sunny fields. Opuzen bears its name from fortress Opus built by Venice rulers in late 17. Century. There are many antique artifacts in the area. At the main square The Church of Saint Stephen, built in 1883 dominates, surrounded by beautiful stone buildings. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Dalmatia. In the summer Opuzen is hosting various venues like Boat Marathon and culinary competitions. What makes Opuzen unique is small city feel, and it looks like you always been there. Neretva Delta is also named Golden Valley or Croatian California because of large tangerine and other fruit and vegetables plantations. Remnants of old wetlands are well preserved with numerous streams flowing to Lake Kuti and Adriatic Sea. Depending of the time of the year there will be fruit picking,strawberries in April and May, water melons, cantalopes in June,July and August, tangerines in September, October and November. TOUR: Welcome party in Opuzen, where Neretva divides at two parts and embarking on the boats Drive thru the wetlands […]