by many the most beautiful river in the entire country, is
cherished by each community that has formed along her 207
Una is to the Krajina what the Neretva is to Herzegovina –
life, and the life-giving forces of the Una have been
revered throughout this region's history.
The following are some interesting points about the Una
River from a piece done by Hasan Tijanovic from Bihac…
'In the underground aquifer systems of Grmec Mountain the
Una River basin is home to the Proteus newt. Over one
hundred and seventy types of medicinal herbs grow along her
banks. Twenty eight kinds of fish make their home in the
Una, the largest being the huchen which grows to over 30 kg.
Anglers can vie for the rich supply of trout, grayling, chub
and carp found throughout the entire length of the river.
in Grmuca Canyon carved by the Una's constant flow and small
crayfish can be seen darting along the crystal clear sand
basin. The sometimes steep corridors are not always
conducive to navigating her beautiful waters yet one of the
most frequent motifs of the Una are the small boats with
anglers and the ever-increasing number of rafters and
kayakers. This river has created a harmony with man, fish,
birds, willows, bridges and old mills rarely seen today.'