Best places in Eastern Serbia!

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Natural Reserve Uvac. he main attraction of the Reserve is the habitat of Griffon vulture.Bird’s wing span is about 3m, weight – up to 11 kg which makes this griffon biggest bird in Serbia. >>Read more.


Stopica cave

Stopica cave. The cave entrance, at 711 meters above sea level, is 18 meters high and 35 meters wide. It is a river cave as the Trnavski stream flows through it. Its main attraction is a 10 meters high underground waterfall. >>Read more.


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Lake Perućac. The artificial lake Perućac is located in Western Serbia, on the very border with Bosnia & Herzegovina, at the altitude of 290 meters. It was created by damming the flow of the Drina river and construction of the hydroelectric…>>Read more.


Zlatibor mountain

Zlatibor mountain.A legend says that it was named after white pines with yellow needles like old gold that once covered the beautiful slopes of Mt. Zlatibor. Today the last “golden” pine can be seen in the village of Negbina. >>Read more.


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Šargan Eight railroad. Just like people in 1974 said their goodbyes to the train that had been driving them safely to the desired station, twenty years later, the desire of reviving at least one of its parts and feel the bygone spirit of the past, has appeared again. >>Read more.


 

Beautiful places in Serbia

Rtanj mysterious mountain!

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The mysterious veil which looms over Rtanj is still the reason for many scientific arguments. Some say this mountain is actually an ancient pyramid, the others think it was created by nature and the third opinion is that it is a work of a higher power (Google maps location HERE ). >>READ MORE


Natural Reserve Uvac!

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For centuries Uvac has been making its way through mountains leaving deep meanders and creating caves that annually attract lots of tourists. During sailing on meanders we’ll stop by Ice and Ušač caves, and the strongest of us way try to climb to the observation platform that offers one of the beautiful views in Serbia. (Google maps location HERE ). >>READ MORE


Zlatibor mountain!

Zlatibor mountain

A legend says that it was named after white pines with yellow needles like old gold that once covered the beautiful slopes of Mt. Zlatibor. Today the last “golden” pine can be seen in the village of Negbina. Its Latin name is Pinus sylvestris variegata zlatiborica. (Google maps location HERE ). >>READ MORE


Tara mountain!

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The canyon of the Drina River in the north of the mountain range contributes to the already exceptional beauty of Tara. Lake Perućac on the Drina River and Zaovine lake are located at the foot of the mountain. Thanks to these extraordinary natural beauties and unique ambient, Tara is a true jewel among Serbian mountains. >>READ MORE


Vlasina lake and floating islands!

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Vlasina Lake is a true hidden jewel of untouched nature and the right place for everyone eager to spend the holiday in peace and quiet, far from hustle and bustle of big cities. By visiting this lake you will enjoy the beautiful nature and cultural landmarks…(Google maps location HERE )… >>READ MORE


Djavolja Varos – Devil’s Town

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Tall stone formations of Djavolja Varoš (eng. Devil’s Town) that are actually a group of petrified wedding guests, or at least that is what a legend tells, were nominated for one of the New seven wonders of nature… >>>READ MORE


Lazar’s canyon!

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The canyon of the Lazar’s river, better known as Lazar’s canyon, is the most impressive canyon in Eastern Serbia….>>READ MORE


Djerdap gorge!

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Iron Gates National Park is rightly called the greatest naturalistic and archaeological museum in Europe. This natural phenomenon of fascinating beauty and incredible geological diversity shyly bears the title. >>READ MORE


Lepenski Vir!

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Cultural center of prehistoric world was right here in what today is Serbia. The culture of Lepenski Vir is around 8,5 millennia old and it is a cradle of archaeological discoveries that have changed our knowledge about the early Stone Age in Europe. >>READ MORE


Golubac fortress!

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Like a sad, lonely Byzantine princess, like an eternal vigilant guard by whom no one can slip into the Djerdap gorge (eng. The Iron Gates of the Danube), the famous Golubac fortress has been defying centuries. >>READ MORE


 

Zlatibor mountain

Zlatibor mountain

With its natural resources, beside being one of the most popular destinations for rural and sports tourism, mount Zlatibor has become a major center of health tourism as well

A legend says that it was named after white pines with yellow needles like old gold that once covered the beautiful slopes of Mt. Zlatibor. Today the last “golden” pine can be seen in the village of Negbina. Its Latin name is Pinus sylvestris variegata zlatiborica.

This area was first inhabited by the Ilyrian tribe Parthini. The remains of this culture – ornamental ceramics decorated with characteristic patterns fingernail impressed into the clay were found in caves and steep mountain tops where they lived. Numerous tombs were found in Zlatibor at different locations – Krivorečka gradinaKremnaBraneško Polje

After the arrival of Romans new fortifications and roads were built, and a large number of tomb stones dating from the 2nd and the 3rd century were found at the Kremna village. The Slavs started settling here after the 9th century and they built a fortress in Dobroselica in Gradac where remains of old fortification can still be seen. Around the year 1180 the Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja included Zlatibor and the town of Užice in the Serbian Grand Principality (Rascia).

Zlatibor mountainA true jewel of Western Serbia today is one of the most visited mountain centers. At 1,000 meters above sea level, mild climate lures visitors all year round. Zlatibor is well known for sport and rural tourism, but it is a particularly attractive medical tourism destination.

In winter Zlatibor is the meeting place of all fans of winter sports. A vast plateau 30 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide is surrounded by mountain peaks GradinaCrni vrhČigotaMurtenicaTornikČavlovac and Vijogora and headwaters of the Sušica River.

The rivers Crni and Veliki Rzav (Black and Grand Rzav) have cut their way through the mountain slopes in Zlatibor, while the Uvac River makes beautiful canyons in the southern slopes of Zlatibor.

These rivers and two artificial lakes abound in fish thus making Zlatibor an ideal destination for all passionate fishermen. This mountain is also rich in mineral water springs, and one of them is located in Vapa Spa near the village of Rozanstvo.

During warmer period of year schools of paragliding and hang-gliding, also tennis and basketball are organized in Zlatibor. While you’re here, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take a pleasure ride on the Šargan Eight Railway. The narrow eight shaped railway track will offer you a unique steam train ride between Šargan and Mokra Gora.

Zlatibor mountainEvery year Zlatibor hosts numerous manifestations. The Trumpet Festival and exhibition of traditional folk art that takes place by the end of July, gathering numerous orchestras and folk ensembles, attract most visitors. Serbian hunters’ meeting and Zlatibor wolf hunt is one of the oldest manifestations on Zlatibor that takes place by the end of February and gathers all hunters from the region.

However, “Pršutijada” is the most famous manifestation in Zlatibor. The fair is organized by producers of smoked meat products from Čajetina municipality who are treasuring the authentic production technology.

Once you’re on mount Zlatibor, don’t miss the opportunity to stay at the “Palisad” hotel. It’s versatile offer will satisfy even the most demanding guests.

How to get to the mountain of golden pines?

To get from Belgrade to Zlatibor you should take the highway to Montenegro, and your destination is 220 km away.

Zlatibor location on Google maps

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Zlatibor location on Google maps

When you are already here, don’t miss…

“Drvengrad” – the one of a kind ethno village on Mećavnik, Built as imagined by famous director Emir Kusturica.

If you are visiting the mountain in the first half of august, don’t miss the Guča brass festival, one of the largest trumpet festivals in Serbia. The total distance between Zlatibor to Guča is 43 km.

And you must try kajmakham and cheese, but also the specialty of Serbian cuisine and this region, the “komplet lepinja” (a kind of bun with kajmak eggs and gravy).