This town in the picturesque bay on southern coast of the eastern Adriatic, at the outskirts of Dubrovnik, at the very important cross-roads of civilizations, has been the interest area of local and global significance from time immemorial. Today’s municipality of Neum with its 224 sq.km. and 5000 inhabitants, occupies some 20 km of the coast and the adjacent karst valleys.
The Mediterranean climate with the specific flora and fauna spreads throughout the area enabling the population to grow olives, figs and vine. The sea abounds in all kinds of fish and sea-shells, while higher up in the hills there are fine game and birds for the hunters. Typical farm animals are sheep, goats and cattle. Important places, beside the town of Neum itself, are Hutovo, Hrasno and Gradac, Catholic parishes of the diocese of Trebinje.
To visitors, beside the hotels and warm and clear sea, we recommend the Queen of Peace shrine and the Gallery of Hrasno, St.Johns church, Ethnological Museum, collection of stone monuments at Hutovo, St.Ann’s church at Gradac (17th c.) as well as number of small and large medieval tombstone necropolises, churches, crosses, mounds and ruins, and last but not least the CRNULJA cave in Popovo polje with the longest krast underground stream in Europe, the river of Trebišnjica.
The neighboring Ston and Klek, with their identity drawing from the Dubrovnik tradition, HUTOVO BLATO with the Europe’s s largest wading birds preserve, add to the tourist picture of Neum which is quite impressive.
Your pleasure will be complete if you visit any of the numerous popular feasts, drink to the merry hosts and dance the traditional LINDŽO dance.