Međugorje is in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is part of the Čitluk municipality. It is about 95 km from Slano. There are a few ways to get from Slano to Međugorje. It is best to take advice from your hosts on which way to choose – they will give you the best advice on which way to go depending on the moment, time and possible traffic jams along the way and on the border crossing.
One can say that Međugorje is a very famous pilgrimage site. It has gained recognition after the apparition of the Virgin May in 1981 on Crnica hill (now Apparition hill) above the small village Bijakovići, when six seers testified about the apparition. Since the first day of apparitions, our Lady has been sending messages through the seers. Right at the start of the apparition, Our Lady gave five messages about peace, prayer, faith, conversion and fasting. Pilgrims from all over the world come to Međugorje, and more than a million pilgrims visit it every year. Križevac is a hill above Međugorje, at 520 m above sea level, where in 1983 a concrete cross, 8.5 m tall, was erected. The powers of Jesus’ cross, obtained by the parishioners from Rome, are built into the cross. The Way of the Cross has been prayed on Križevac ever since the first apparition. There are 16 stations on which bronze reliefs were installed. The first station is the Garden of Gethsemane, and the last one is Resurrection. The pilgrims also visit fra Slavko Barbarić’s grave, St. Francis’ garden, Mother’s village and Cenacolo community. Mother’s village has been founded for parentless children.
Every year from 31st July to 6th August an international youth meeting, Mladifest, is held in Međugorje. The programme is simultaneously translated into 17 languages. The South Herzegovina area, where Međugorje is located, has Mediterranean climate.
Upon return from Međugorje, you can stop by in Studenci, a town about ten kilometres from Međugorje. A beautiful waterfall, Kravica, is nearby. Part of the Trebižat river, it is about 120 m wide and 28 m tall. Next to this waterfall there used to be numerous watermills for fulling wool.