Gorazde is the largest east Bosnian town in the Drina Valley. It has long been a thriving stopover along the trading routes from Serbia and Montenegro to Sarajevo. The Drina is a favourite spot for swimming and rafting and the café's and restaurants along its banks are always full. To the south of Gorazde is one of the largest medieval graveyards in the country. It is estimated that around 600 stecci are in one hillside cemetery. Some of the old mahalas from Ottoman times remain in decent condition, and there are still a few old style homes in the centre of town. Alongside its Islamic culture, Gorazde has a significant Orthodox history, as is evident from the Orthodox church here, built in 1446. Less than a century later, in 1521, this church owned the country’s first printing press.
Visegrad is a strikingly beautiful settlement along the Drina River, almost on the border with Serbia. The town is famous for the Cuprija na Drini (Bridge on the Drina) which is a magnificent Ottoman structure spanning the wide river. It gained its fame from the Nobel Prize for Literature winner Ivo Andric and his novel Bridge on the Drina. The area around Visegrad is wild and untamed. In the remote hills towards the border one can hear the howl of wolves at night. Dobrun Monastery, built in 1343, is one of the oldest monasteries in the country. It is open to visitors. For the wandering soul it's an interesting place to sit on the bridge and soak up the energy of the Drina racing below you. To the west the deep gorge of the Lim River plunges into the Drina from Rudo. The Lim originates in the Prokletija Mountains (the end of the Dinaric chain) in the small Montenegrin town of Plav. Hunting is quite a popular sport and the Drina always seems willing to sacrifice some of her biggest fish to anglers. The old part of town, once a charming example of old Ottoman architecture, is in dire need of maintenance.
Foca best known as a rafting spot at Tara and Drina rivers
is surrounded by some of the greatest natural attractions in
Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those are National Park „Sutjeska“
which is also a home to one the last two remaining rain
forests in Europe – Perucica and the highest peak in the
country – Maglic (2,386 m).
9 km from Foca, on the Foca-Miljevina-Sarajevo road, there
is a stunning natural monument – Sand pyramids. They emerged
with the soil erosion and are over 200 years old. These sand
pillars resemble the ones found in Colorado, United States.