Jablaničko Lake, also known as Lake Jablanica, is a large reservoir located in the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated on the Neretva River, near the town of Jablanica. The lake stretches between the cities of Konjic and Mostar.
Jablaničko Lake was formed by the construction of a dam on the Neretva River in the 1950s. The dam was built for hydroelectric power generation and flood control purposes. The lake is surrounded by rugged mountains, offering stunning views and a picturesque setting.
The lake is a popular destination for both locals and tourists due to its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Visitors can engage in activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, and sailing on the lake. The surrounding mountains also provide opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and nature exploration.
There are several resorts, hotels, and camping sites located around Jablaničko Lake, providing accommodation options for visitors. The area is known for its hospitality and the traditional Bosnian cuisine offered at local restaurants.
Jablaničko Lake holds historical significance as well. During World War II, the Battle of Neretva took place in the vicinity of the lake. Today, a memorial complex called “The Valley of Heroes” stands as a tribute to the resistance fighters who fought in the battle.