Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. Here eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often to help and enrich each other throughout its long and fascinating history.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 km2. The northern and central part of the country called Bosnia, and the name probably derives from the old Indo-European word ‘bosana’ meaning water, which Bosnia has no shortage. The southern region of ancient Hum, ruled by Herceg Stjepan Kosača, was later named Herzegovina after the region was occupied by the Ottoman invaders.
Perhaps what is more important visitors today to know is, that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. And as the old cliche goes ‘people make the place’ – Bosnia and Herzegovina prides itself on its hospitality and treating our guests as if they were family members. And we know that the family carries in heart.
There are many fascinating destinations throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina for every type of tourist. One gets the best of everything. The most interesting and attractive sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina are a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage. It’s almost impossible to separate them, because the cultures and traditions of this country flourished precisely from this untouched nature.