Vlasenica nests in the eastern part of
Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Sarajevo – Zvornik – Belgrade
highway, 100 km from Sarajevo, and 220 km from Belgrade.
Medieval Vlasenica was a part of Birac District first
mentioned in 1244. Vlasenica was established in the mid 15th
century. Many believe the town is named for the abundant
fescue grass (vlasulja) found in the region. Others argue it
is named after the first settlers – Vlasi. Vlasenica region
is also rich with numerous necropolises, tombstones and
other medieval monuments. During the medieval period,
Vlasenica was held by feudal families. Traces of their forts
and castles are still visible in some areas.
Vlasenica nests on the slope of Mt. Javor (668 m). Two
highest mountain peaks are Zep (1537 m) and Velika Igrista
(1405 m). Enjoy the scenic rivers and experience
crystal-clear freshwater springs (Tisce and Vidovica
springs). Mild continental climate is found over large areas
with temperature increase for mountains.