Visit to Ilidza during european tours to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Situated 12km southwest of Sarajevo, Ilidza has long been a close retreat for city dwellers to enjoy the thermal springs, recreation centre and the lovely park at the source of River Bosna called Vrelo Bosna.  The park has acres of lush green fields, gushing fresh waters that spring from the surrounding mountains, a recently upgraded park where children can play and two tasty traditional restaurants near one of the largest cascades in the park. The springs are accessible by car, foot, bike or horse and carriage. The long tree-lined aleja is closed to vehicle traffic and is perfect for a jog, walk or bike ride. It is possible to take a 10KM horse and carriage ride from the top of the avenue in an old carriage from the Austro-Hungarian period. This is the only place in Bosnia and Herzegovina that still practises this tradition. Not far from the source is the Roman bridge. Although it resembles a Roman bridge it is of Ottoman design. The bridge was merely named after the ancient settlers of this region. Ilidza is one of the fastest developing tourist areas around Sarajevo. There is now a large indoor/outdoor thermal pool complex open all year round. Terme Hotel has recently opened a full service spas and recreation/ rehabilitation centre. If you are looking for less expensive accommodation than found in the centre of town, Ilidza has many good hotels and can be up to 20% cheaper.Ilidza is connected to Sarajevo by regular buses and the trams travel all day to the city centre and back.