The village of Vid sprouted from the remains of the ancient Roman city of Narona.
The tame scenery fills the green valley where the crystal clear Norin River meanders, whose waters supply a good portion of the Neretva valley, Pelješac, Mljet and Korčula. The Romans surely knew how to choose the best location.
From the hilltop, we can glimpse one of the most beautiful views of the Neretva valley. To the southeast on a similar hill, Gabela is nestled where the Mexican hotelier Salinas Price once saw Troy.
Towards the west, the view drops onto an untouched wetland overgrown in reeds where Rujnica Mountain looks over, and under it are the Norinska tower, and the villages Matijevići, Momići and Podrujnica.
The old Vratar fortress towers over the northwest; this is the gateway to the valley. If we turn south, we see Metković, a town which came down from Predolac hill into the valley and spread its points out to the four corners of the world. A geographically straight road connects it to Vid.
In the immediate vicinity of Vid we can find special ornithological reserve, Pod Gredom and Prud, which are the last remnants of the mediterannean swamp area in the part of the Meditarannean. Because of the swamp vegetation and the roost places of many birds they have been declared a special ornithological reserve in 1965. The area of the Neretva delta has been added to the international Ramsar swamp list in 1993, and has been declared part of the Natura 2000 as an important bird preservation area - POP, and an important area for birds and local habitat types - POVS
The Church of St. Vid, one of the oldest in the Neretva Valley, arose on the location of an early Christian basilica from the 5th century. The early Christian basilica at St. Vid is one of the three known basilicas of Christian Narona. If you take a walk along the narrower part of the site, the part going along the right side of Norin that has been mainly built during the 17th century that represents an untouched urban complex of local architecture, you'll turn into an explorer that will find marvelous parts of the local history at every step, remnants of ages past. You'll find yourself steeped into the rich local history whose peak represents the Ereš tower, a building from the first half of the 19th century, a proto-museum of sorts.
"Domagojevi strijelci" ("Domagoj's Archers"), a piece created by the academic sculptor Stjepan Skoko, is the constant guard at the top of Glavica alongside the Vid Church of Our Lady of Ice.
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