Trebinje Travel Guide

  • Trebinje
    by Odiseya
  • The city panorama from Crkvine hill
    The city panorama from Crkvine hill
    by Odiseya
  • Stari Grad, Trebinje, Bosnia
    Stari Grad, Trebinje, Bosnia
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Trebinje Things to Do

  • Saborni hram Sv. Preobraženja (XIX...

    Saborni hram Svetog Preobraženja (Minster of St. Transfiguration) is located in the center of the town.The Serb Orthodox Church of St Transfiguration has been built since 1888 until 1908. Iconostasis in this church was made by well-known Montenegrin artist Marko Gregović with help by Atanasije Popović. Next to the Church is an eparchy...

  • The Hercegovacka Gracanica Church

    On the prominent part of area near Trebinje is a hill call Crkivna which offers a breath-taking view of panorama of City. The name hill Crkvina is derivative from word Crkva (Church). The legend was confirmed during the preparatory works when the foundations of the older church from the early Christian period (very likely 4th century) were found.On...

  • old town

    I found the old town after I'd been all round town once already. It's small and a bit dilapidated in places, but if you're in town go and check it out for yourself.

  • Hercegovačka Gračanica

    I took a photo of the landscape from the village (first photo). Once at home, when I looked at it closely, I discovered that on top of the mountain overhanging the unidentified village, stand a building with a familiar look. I made a close-up. Though not of good quality, it seems that it is a church or a monastery. I have searched on the net and...

  • A dam!

    A dam! That must be what is forbidden to photography! I had not noticed it at first and had there not been the road sign, I will certainly have missed it. I took a second photo with telephoto lens.This is the dam on the Trebišnjica river that makes the the artificial Bilećo Jezero (Lake Bileća). It should be near the village of Gornje...

  • Zabranieno fotografisanje!

    In the village a little further, I found another road sign that forbid any photography. As the road sign was dilapidated, I felt that it did not mean anything anymore and I took several photos. These kind of sign dates from the time of the 1992-96 wars, when this area was highly strategic and suffered a lot from the struggles.I am unable to name...

  • No photo!

    I was driving on the road near Lastva when I saw this amazing road sign. Though not obvious, it seemed to forbid photos but I had not seen anything that deserved any ban of photo. So, as there was nobody around, I stopped to take a photo of the sign and try to find out for what explained the sign itself.

  • Defilé of the Trebišnjica river

    A little further west, the Trebišnjica river has carved a narrow defile. The road is very scenic but unfortunately, as the valley is so narrow, there are very few spots where it is possible to park to take photos. Believe me, it is more scenic that I have been able to show by my photos!

  • Trebišnjica river

    Trebišnjica river is an amazing river. It flows in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia under various names (Mušnica, Gračanica, Fatnička, etc) but the name does not change when it goes from one country to another but because it is a sinking river ! It flows across karstic countries. Thus, in some places, it disappears entirely or...

  • Wild sage

    Sage (Salvia officinalis) cultivated in many gardens all over Europe to season meals or to prepare infusions grows wild in these mountains. It has even a stronger smell than when it is cultivated at lower elevations. I have taken seeds to check if they keep the same strong scent once home grown.

  • Bijela Gora mountain

    This is the landscape near the border of Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) with Montenegro. More accurately, this photo was taken between Lastva and the border. The road passes across the Bijela Gora mountain (white mountain) also named Orin. The elevation should be around 1200-1500m. The landscape is rugged and wild. In winter, it is very...

  • Arslanagica Most

    The bridge over the river Trebisnjica, was built during the second half of 16th century. It was built as a legacy of Mehmed-pasha Sokolovic. At the end of the 17th century it was renamed Arslanagica Most. The bridge got its name from Arslan-aga who collected tolls on the bridge. During the 1970's the bridge was relocated to a new location a few...


Trebinje Hotels

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  • Hotel Platani

    The hotel was renovated a few years ago. It is also located in the very centre of Trebinje.

  • Hotel Leotar

    Luke Vukalovica 1, Trebinje, 89101, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Viv

    Dusanova 11, Trebinje, 59 000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Trebinje Restaurants

  • Lunch in Stari Grad

    My girlfriend and I ate lunch at Restoran Porto Bello during our day trip to Trebinje in May 2012.This local restaurant, which is attached to Hotel Porto Bello, is located in the heart of the Stari Grad region of the city.When we arrived, the dining room was busy with a party of school children, so we made our way to an enclosed courtyard which was...

  • Ice cream sundaes in Stari Grad

    We stopped for ice cream at Poslasticarnica GRK during a day trip to Trebinje in May 2012.This cafe/ice cream parlour is located in the heart of Stari Grad and occupies a quiet pavement location with long rows of seats and tables shaded by tall trees.The choice of ice cream sundaes is very impressive; the brightly coloured menu stretches to several...

  • Cold drinks on a lovely riverside...

    We stopped for much-needed cold drinks on the terrace at Cafe Bar Jaz during a hot afternoon of sightseeing in Trebinje in May 2012.The cafe itself would be unremarkable but for the fact that it offers a raised terrace with outdoor tables overlooking the Trebisnijca river and offering great views of Perovica Bridge a couple of hundred metres...


Trebinje Transportation

  • Visiting Trebinje from Herceg Novi,...

    We visited Trebinje as a day trip from Herceg Novi in neighbouring Montenegro, using the services of "Trend Travel" who have a booking office at Herceg Novi bus station. The following information may be of use to anybody planning a similar day trip to Trebinje: During our 5 day stay in Herceg Novi in May 2012, we undertook a day trip to the town of...

  • mines

    I noticed 2 warning signs for minefields on the way from Mostar. There may be others which are not marked - some parts of the road are very remote. I also saw a military mines clearance team heading off to tackle one location.So, if you are going to have a picnic en route, stretch your legs halfway or answer a call of nature, be very wary by the...

  • roadsigns

    All the roadsigns in the area are in cyrillic alphabet as it is part of Republika Srpska. I can speak Russian so it was fine for me (the Serb and Russian alphabets are not identical, but are so close as to make no difference).That will make navigation difficult for those who can't read it.


Trebinje Shopping

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    Tvrdos Monastery cellers: Top quality wine

    by Odiseya Written Sep 14, 2014

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    Many Serbian Orthodox Monasteries (like many monasteries in Europe) establish distinctive reputation in wine-making trough centuries. Monastery Tvrdoš (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Тврдош) have best reputation along to Monastery Visoki Dečani and Monastery Ljubostinja.

    The famous grapevine is inn Trebinjsko polje, where the old plantations of the Vranac are located on 70 hectares of land and even built 60 hectares of young vineyards in Popovo polje.

    Today the monastery has two cellars. The old stone cellar dates back from the 15th century. It is interesting that famous Vranac wine is keep in hundred-year-old oak barrels. The new cellar is very modern with latest technology.

    There is official touristic tours trough vineyards and monastery wine cellars. It is important part of wine trail in Herzegovina.

    The top quality of Tvrdos Monastery wines has been confirmed on several national and international wine and food festival. Most recently is in New York, USA on New Paltz Wine and Food Festival. In competition with more then 200 worlds top quality wines wine ‘Zilavka’ was awarded with Double Gold Medal in the category of white wines produced from indigenous grape and wine Merlot ‘Izba’ was awarded with gold medal in the category of red wines produced from Merlot grape.

    Their wines and other products is distributed in all major shopping malls in Republika Srpska and Bosnia Herzegovina, as well in Balkan region.

    What to buy: This is place where you can buy top quality wines.

    Most recognizable wine of all is Vranac, red wine, origin: Petropavlovsko polje, Herzegovina.

    There is also several others very popular wines in their offer:

    - several red wines:
    1. Hum – Cabernet Sauvignon, origin: Popovo polje
    2. Izba – Merlot, origin: Petropavlovsko polje, Herzegovina.

    - several white wines:
    1. Žilavka, origin: Popovo polje.
    2. Chardonnay “Oros”, origin: Popovo polje.

    and famous rakija:
    1. Lozovača (grape), 40% of alcohol, origin: Popovo polje
    2. Travarica (herb-flavored brandy), 46% of alcohol, origin: Popovo polje

    What to pay: From 5 euros and up.

    Tvrdos Monastery cellers
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    • Wine Tasting
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel

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Trebinje Local Customs

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    Coffee "Ispod platana"

    by Prasnjavi Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    Early in the morning, you will see many people coming back from the green market and having a coffee and "loza" (alcohol drink). It will be good to give waiter a tip around 10% of the bill.
    The very famous place is coffee bar "Ispod platana" close to city green market.

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    • Family Travel
    • Architecture

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Trebinje Warnings and Dangers

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    Caution, school

    by JLBG Written Feb 1, 2008

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    Some Vters already know that I collect photos of School warning road sign. I could not miss this one in the unidentified village (or suburb of Trebinje). The drawing is modern and can now be found in several countries but the text is written in Cyrrilic fonts (we are in Republika Srpska), which makes it special.

    Caution, school

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Trebinje Off The Beaten Path

  • The Monastery of St. Peter and St. Paul

    Monastery of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is located 7 km southeast of Trebinje near village Čičevo, on the edge of Petropavljevo polje (meaning: Peter and Paul field). The believe is that Monastery is built in 1906th on the remains of an older temple which allegedly dates back to Justinian’s age (6th century). Archeological finds...

  • Visit village in Herzegovina

    Herzegovina is part of country with interesting architecture. Many village have a stone houses. Many are empty or with few inhabitants, almost all seniors. Here you can expect a hospitality and generosity in Mrkonjići village, or any other parts of Popovo polje, Trebinjsko polje and Petropavlovsko polje. You can buy from locals and jars with...

  • Popovo polje

    Popovo Polje is one of the most prolific base in southeastern Europe. Interesting is that here crops succeed two times in the year. The name popovo polje literary means priest filed. This field is lower part of area with altitude from 250 till 220 m. The field is filled with sinks, a valley and a river flowing Trebisnjica. It is completely...


Trebinje General

  • Tourist Information Centre

    Trebinje's Tourist Information Centre (or Turisticki Informativni Centar) is located in a spacious and modern building on Jovana Ducica between Gradski Park and the outdoor market on Trg Slobode, across from the westernmost perimeter walls of Stari Grad.I wouldn't usually write a review on a Tourist Information Centre, but this one was...

  • Far from home

    I notice in every Monastery that I was been - a cat. They have a important role in everyday life of monks like a pet and "guardian" (remember that usually Monastery are in isolated place well-incorporated into the nature). Sometimes it happens that these small little things far away from house, remind me of home. And that is feeling that you just...

  • Blue skies and a gorgeous river!!!

    Well the place one must visit when in Trebinje is a caffe...."Pod Platanima". The caffe is located in the main city square under a bunch of beautiful, old trees. This is the perfect place to relax and get away from the very hot and bright sun during summer times! One tradition associated with Trebinje....every time I visit the city I go and walk...


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