Mostar is a little gem of a city, located between Sarajevo and Bosnia’s borders with Croatia and Montenegro. Quaint tea rooms and quirky bazaars give Mostar a unique feel that can’t be found in any other European city. Although recent history wasn’t kind to Mostar and it was the site of heavy bombing during the Bosnian war in the 90s, the city has bounced back, and this tranquil little town makes the perfect place to stop for a night when traveling through the Balkans.
Location: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Population of city: 113,000
Nearest airport: Sarajevo International Airport (71 km away)
Main train/bus station(s): Mostar Central bus station
Best time to visit? All year round, but July and August would be best. It’s pleasantly warm in the summer and snows in the winter. It never gets too crowded with tourists
Budget level? £