This artificial lake, not far from the city, is one of many hidden natural beauties in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ramsko Lake is home to Sit Island where the House of Peace at the Franciscan monastery Rama-Scit welcomes guests who are looking for peaceful and calm place, a bit of counselling or just a day of fishing on the lake. It is run by the Franciscan monks who live there all year round. In this monastery, the partisans prepared themselves for their counter-offensive in the Second World War’s Battle of the Neretva.
The area is lush and green and offers great fishing, boating, walking and hiking and an interesting look at village life in the surrounding hills. The local villagers are very kind and you will find fascinating Catholic villages where women still dress in traditional attire and practice the ancient ritual of tattooing crosses on their hands, arms and even foreheads.