City in Neretva valley
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City of Metković

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).

Culture and tradition

Of interesting events to note are the city features. During May there is the traditional folklore event „ Na Neretvu misečina pala“, while July is reserved  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 oft he 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 anda broad compete, is held on the 2nd Saturday in August.

Archeological museum Narona

The remains of the Roman city of Narona, today's Vid,are 4 km. southwest of Metković, where the Archaeological Museum Narona is built, as the first “in situ” museum in Croatia. Built on the locality of an ancient 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 Archaeological Museum Narona is a unique and unavoidable destintion for all lovers of culture, arts, history and archeology.


Natural history museum

The best example of a rich and diverse bird population oft he Neretva delta can be observed int he ornithological collection in Metković. Founded by famous Croatian ornithologist Dragutin Rucner. Unfortunately, the dalmatian pelican, griffon duck and marbled teal are gone, but even roday we can see bitterns and ferruginous ducks nesting int he Neretva delta. Rhe 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 Nature History Museum in Metković.

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