THE KRAVICA WATERFALLS is one of the most beautiful natural sites in the Herzegovinian region. Located on the Trebižat River, it cascades off a particularly large tuff limestone deposit and onto the lake below. The height of waterfalls varies from 26 to 28 metres, with a water amphitheater under the waterfall with a diameter 120 m. As a natural phenomenon it is under country’s protection as a natural rarity. The entire area is full of greenery with chaste trees, poplars and figs all around. Even the tuff formations are green with thick lichen, moss and grass all over them. There are hardly any manmade formations near the falls to interfere with the location’s complete natural environment. In spring, this stunning mini-Niagara of 25m cascades pounds itself into a dramatic, steamy fury. In summer the falls are less dramatic and the surrounding pools become shallow enough for swimming.
The Kravice waterfalls are a serene natural site to behold, but there are also the added attractions of camping, swimming and even a small café for people to just sit, chat and enjoy the general beauty of the place. If you are there in the summer, you can opt for rafting, which is quite popular at that time. However, spring is probably the best time to visit the Kravice waterfalls as the weather and the lush green scenery is particularly welcoming during the season. In fact, there’s even a little food specialty that goes on during springtime near Kravice falls, primarily based on grilled fish and local recipes. One should also check out the stalactite formations inside a natural grotto nearby. There’s the old mill and a sailing ship that might be worth checking out as well.
During the late spring and hot summer months, an amazing natural phenomenon occurs at noon time. The heat causes some of the lake water to rise up and form into a mist like formation at the top of the valley. It is not just gorgeous to look at, but the layer of watery mist also provides a natural layer of shade against the hot sun and keeps the temperature down for the people sitting on the sandy beach below or swimming in the lake. Apart from the waterfall, there is an opportunity to explore the Trebižat River itself via canoe rides as well.