Kravica - Filip Šubrt Photo

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Kravica

Kravice are ten kilometers south of Ljubuški and forty kilometers south of Mostar. Its height is between 25 - 28 meters and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 meters. As the water levels of the Trebižat river change, the waterfalls look different at different times of the year. In the summer, the emerald green waters of the lake below the waterfalls give them a unique ambiance of water, stones and trees.

The waterfall was created by the Trebižat river with its tuff deposits. Tuff is typical for rivers rich in calcium carbonate.

 An old traveller once described the beauty of the waterfalls as “the pearl of the Herzegovina rock.” The falls are 120 meters wide, which has earned them the nickname of “small-scale Niagara.”

There are many legends about the name of the falls, which means "small cows". One of them claims that the waterfalls received their name because they resemble a cow’s udder.