Kravice are a well known tourist spot here in southern Herzegovina. These waterfalls are located a couple of miles west from Capljina, where we had visited Mogorjelo previously. When you arrive at the destination there is a big parking lot where you can leave the car. From there the journey into the valley starts...
This is a multi-part series, other parts include:
Part One: Mogorjelo, the Roman country house
Part Two: The Kravice Waterfalls
Part Three: The River Trebizat and Lunch
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A shot of the parking lot. Not much of the waterfalls can be seen from here.
Right next to the parking lot you will find stairs that mark the beginning of the walking route.
From the first resting spot you can see the first glimpses of the waterfalls.
We continue our journey down the path, and into the valley.
From another spot, you can actually see the river flowing and going over the edge.
The water is very fast and powerful here, so you have to be careful, since you are only a couple of steps away.
At this point you can hear how powerful the water is.
In the final parts of the way down, the path leads us through a small forest.
Just a couple more steps...
..and we are in the valley!
The height of the waterfall is between 25 meters (82 feet) and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 meters (390 feet).
A sign warning you to "Swim at your own risk!". But it's not dangerous at all here.
Kravice is a popular swimming and picnic area and, during the summer, it is frequently visited by tourists from Mostar, Medjugorje and Dubrovnik.
The mist from the water is creating almost a grainy effect in some of the images, and in this one as well. A beautiful visit to the waterfalls comes to an end.
End of Part Two
To be continued...
In the final part we will have lunch on the river Trebizat and see more sights from the south of the country.