Where hills merge with a fertile valley, where a green river and mystical swamps combine with clear blue sea, that is where you find Metković. Here you will feel the call of the wild, get to enjoy in juicy fruit, especially the tangerines and meet your welcoming hosts to have a good time!
Located in the valley of the Neretva river, open towards the sea, Metković offers great possibilities for enjoying your vacation. Traditionally turned towards agriculture because of the rich river delta known for its plantations of tangerines and other fruit and vegetables, it is a natural phenomenon and you can also enjoy boat rides ( Neretva photo safari) and in traditional specialties ( eel and frog).
Of interesting events to note are the city features. During May there is the traditional folklore event "Na Neretvu misečina pala", or "Moonlight falls on Neretva", while July is rerserved for traditional mullet fishing and the Cipolijada, a contest of jumping into the Neretva. There's also the Roman Night in Narona, which will transport you back in time to Roman times, where gladiator fights and slave markets were prominent.
A part of the Day of the Neretva Principality in August is getting to know traditional crafts and village games, watch exciting contests and costume plays. The traditional Neretva ship marathon, "Maraton lađa", where around 30 crews from the Neretva valley and abroad compete, is held on the 2nd Saturday in August.
The remains of the city of Narona, today's Vid are 4km southwest of Metković, where the Archeological musem Narona is built, as the first "in situ" museum in Croatia. Built on the locality of an antique temple dedicated to the 1st Roman emperor Augustus, it shows a unique collection of antique statues made sometime in the 1st century B.C. The Archeological museum Narona is a unique and unavoidable destination for all lovers of culture, art, history and archeology.
The best example of a rich and diverse bird population of the Neretva delta can be observed in the ornithological collection in Metkovič. Founded by famous Croatian ornithologist Dragutin Rucner. Unfortunately, the dalmatian pelican, griffon duck and marbled teal are gone, but even today we can see bitterns and ferruginous ducks nesting in the Neretva delta. The delta is an important resting place for millions of migratory birds but also a popular destination for many nature lovers. Today, the ornithological collection is part of the Natural History Museum in Metković.
In Jama and Predolac you can meet the unique cave shellfish "Congeria", a living fossil, a tertiary relic and unique species to the Dinarid Alps. You can also meet many other animal species living exclusively underground, but those who live in surface waters. All this in one locality that's unique in the world will provide a unique experience to all those visiting this area.
Metković Tourist Board
Stjepana Radića 1
Tel: +385 (0) 20 681395
Fax: +385 (0) 20 684772