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ABOUT NEUM

Neum is a municipality in the extreme south of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the only exit to the Adriatic Sea of the country. Thanks to long and warm summers, short and mild winters, Neum is considered one of the coastal towns with the highest number of sunny days a year.

HISTORY OF NEUM

Since ancient times, the area of Neum has been known as a significant crossroad that led from the coast to the hinterland. Neum was first mentioned in the 4th century, in 533, under the name “Neuense”. Until 1718, Neum was part of the Republic of Dubrovnik, when it was handed over to the Turks for the needs of ships and the supply of military units in the hinterland. In 1878, Neum and the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina became part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, until the end of the First World War in 1918. In the second half of the last century, the first resorts, hotels and other tourist facilities emerged.

 

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Summer holidays

Neum is known as one of the coastal towns with the highest number of sunny days during the year, and the bay is protected and closed from the open sea by the peninsulas of PeljeΕ‘ac and Klek, the reason why the sea is so calm and clean. Ideal summer temperature, refreshing coastal air and water, leeward beaches and amazing family vacation resorts make Neum the perfect place for your next summer holiday.

 

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EthnoFest Neum

EthnoFest Neum first took place in 1966 and since then it’s being organized in August every year. EthnoFest Neum has become one of the biggest musical and cultural events not only in Neum, but in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and every year it gathers big regional performers from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Water sports

If you get tired of swimming and lying in the sun, you have many ways to spice up your vacation with a little adrenaline action! Complete your stay in Neum with scooters, speedboats, skiing and water surfing, and there are numerous basketball, football and volleyball courts for sports and recreation.

 

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Excursions to the nearby attractions

If you are in the mood for excursions, in Neum you can organize numerous trips by bus or boat to neighbouring tourist destinations such as Dubrovnik, Mostar and Medjugorje. Near Neum, there are very attractive destinations such as the Hutovo Blato Nature Park, the largest bird habitat in this part of Europe, as well as the Vjetrenica cave, which was first mentioned in history 2000 years ago.

NEUM NIGHTLIFE

Although not known as a tourist destination with bustling nightlife, you can still have a great time enjoying numerous concerts and live gigs in crowded summer gardens and bars. Young folks will have fun dancing all night in the clubs or they will decide to have some cocktails while enjoying sea views.

WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN NEUM

Original Herzegovinian cuisine and various seafood specialities are just a part of the rich gastronomic offer of Neum. On the menus of many restaurants in Neum, you can find specialities of the Mediterranean, Dalmatian and Italian cuisine.

WHERE TO STAY IN NEUM

Neum has a number of accommodation facilities. Neum owns hotels, motels, boarding houses,Β  apartments and rooms for rental as part of private accommodation, with prices much cheaper than in neighbouring countries.

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