Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina located on the banks of the river Neretva, 132 km southwest of Sarajevo. Mostar is the administrative, cultural, educational and economic centre of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, and the largest city in Herzegovina. It was founded in the transitional area between lowland Herzegovinian crassic region and the mountains, where the old trading route crossed Neretva and continued toward the sea. Mostar is an important traffic junction, with the addition of an airport.
Mostar has a moderate mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Mostar, along with Athens, is the sunniest European city, and therefore the city has a climate which enables Mostar to become a centre for tourism not only in Herzegovina, but the entire country. The main attraction is a the unique architectural and urban ensemble which consits of a part of an old bazaar with stores and workshops, which is completed by the Old Bridge - a magnificent, 20 m high stone bridge from the year 1566, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.