Friday, November 2, 2007


Mount Zlatibor is a tourist resort in the western part of Serbia. It is one of the most popular resorts in Yugoslavia. By road and rail it is connected with Uzice and Nova Varos. It lies on the road linking Belgrade with the Montenegrin littoral and off the Belgrade-Bar railway. Situated at an altitude of just over 1.000 meters, Zlatibor is also a climatic resort, characterised by a cool mountain climate, clean air, long periods of sunshine during the summer and a heavy snow cover in winter. Tourist facilities include modern hotels, holiday centers and cottages, sports grounds and ski-lifts. If you are interested in skiing, you should visit

Medical services are provided by the staff of the Special Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Thyroid Gland Disorders and the Rehabilitation of Patients. Modern methods of treatment are used including: ultrasound techniques, stimulators, diathermy and iodized and galvanic baths. Notable successes have been achieved in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of different kinds and stages of thyroid gland diseases.

EXCURSION: to Uzice, Kadinjaca, Mount Tara, Perucac Lake, Mount Zlatar and the lake at its foot, and to the village of Sirogojno renowned for its knitwear products and home-made souvenirs.


Tara (from 1000 to 1500 metres a.s.l.) one of the most beautiful mountains in Yugoslavia, clad in dense forests with numerous clearings and meadows, cliffs, ravines and caves.

The Tara National Park can be reached from Bajina Basta directly (by the Bajina Basta - Kaludjerske Bare road), from Bajina Basta via Perucac (by the Perucac - Mitrovac road) and from Kremna (the Kremna - Kaludjerske Bare road). The Drina Gorge, which is an an integral part of park, can be toured by boat. This is a special attraction and memorable experience.

There are now two basic tourist localities: Kaludjerske Bare with a hotel complex and Mitrovac with a children's recreational centre and some catering facilities. Tara offers excellent conditions for relaxation and recreation throughout the year, not to mention the winter sports facilities.


Kopaonik is the largest mountain in Serbia, more then 100 km long. Its highest peak is Suvo Rudiste (also called Pancic's Peak) at 2,016 m above sea. The duration and quality of snowfall and ideal skiing grounds have been attracting a rapidly increasing number of guests.

Kopaonik was declared a national park in 1981. The national park spreads on 12,000 hectares. A vast high mountainous and relatively flat region at an altitude of about 1,700 meters forms the basis of this national park. This central Kopaonik plateau is called Suvo Rudiste. It is surrounded by mountain peaks. To the north and northwest of this plateau stretches Banjski Kopaonik below which is the well-known Josanicka Banja spa with its strong springs whose waters reach the temperature of 88 degrees Celsius. Directly below the Suvo Rudiste plateau starts the attractive and picturesque valley of the Samokovska River, characterized by its steep run, numerous rapids, falls and gorges.

Kopaonik's flora is characterized by a large number of autochthonous plant species (the Balkan beech, fir, spurce, yew, several kinds of maple, pine and oak). The fauna is also diverse but its concentration varies, depending on the quality of the habitat.

This mountain has enormous resources for the development of tourism. The entire park is characterised by its extraordinary natural beauty: vast expanses of grassland, picturesque forests composed of a wide variety of tree species, beauty spots, deep river gorges. The snow blanket lasts a long time on this mountain and in view of its good relief, there are excellent conditions for the further expansion of winter tourism there.

The tourist resort on the Kopaonik includes hotels, rest houses, ski lifts, excellent ski slopes and many other tourist facilities.

The Kopaonik is well-connected with the main transport routes in Serbia. The central part of Kopaonik with the tourist center and ski slopes is linked with the Ibar Highway by a modern tarmac road. The nearest airport is in Nis.


Divcibare, a well-known mountain resort is situated on Mt.Maljen, south-east of Valjevo, at the altitude of 980 metres a.s.l.

The local climate is temperate and the locality abounds in flora and fauns, springs and streams, not to mention a fine landscape and its favourable geographical position. The surrounding mountain peaks and saddles are coverd with snow for three to four months each year. All this makes Divcibare attractive in summer and winter alike and one of the most favourate resorts in Serbia. If you are interested in skiing, you should visit

EXCURSION: Excursion to Valjevo and attractions in its vicinity, including: Petnica Sports and Recreational Centre with four swimming pools with thermal mineral water, Petnica Cave, Church of the Holy Mother's Assumption, village of Brankovina, Pustinja Monastery, etc.

Brezovica - Sara

Brezovica - a well-known mountain tourist resort on the northwest slope of Mt. Sara - a unique recreational complex at an altitude of 900 to 2,500 metres.

Climatic conditions, snow from November to May, professional and amateur ski trails and skiing slopes, by their adequate inclinations, high quality and long-term snow cover, rank Brezovica among the best recreational centres.

The terrain of this centre has prepared trails for all the Alpine disciplines, within a space of 3,0000 metres, so the active presence of 50,000 skiers is possible.

The airports in Pristina and Skoplje are very near (about 60 km), and there are also very good roads leading to Brezovica.

The attractive Molika hotel is at an altitude of 1,750 metres.

Tourist and cultural attractions within a circle of 100 km include the cities of Prizren, Pec and Pristina, and such cultural and historical attractions as the Gracanica and Decani monasteries, etc.

Peaks of all sizes and colors

If you climb up the Stara Planina, Prokletije, Rudnik, Jastrebac, Golija and Cer mountains you might say you have reached the top of world since all these peaks taken together are higher than Mount Everest. And all you need to climb them is a pair of comfortable shoes.

Nature took great pains to bestow many hills and valleys to this country, to sculpture the mountain chains, to chisel the canyons and the gorges. If art takes after nature, then it is possible, on every slope in Serbia, for art to be jealous of its master.

Every walk you take can end with an armload of flowers or herbs and a basket of mushrooms or forest fruits.

Kopaonik and Tara never get time off for resting. In spring and summer, you can enjoy tennis, horseback-riding, swimming, mountain climbing... If you do your climbing up in summer, do your climbing down in winter, using the skis. The 100 square kilometers of verdant Kopaonik turns into a modern ski center in winter.

Brezovica, a locality on the northen side of the Sara mountain, offers skiing above the clouds, at more than 2,000 meters above sea level. Once the skiers leave Brezovica, the hunting and angling enthusiasts occupy it.

Prokletije, the Alps of the Southern Europe, has the highest, the steepest peaks in Serbia.

Divcibare, a plateau on the Maljen mountain, is white throughout the year, half a year because of the narcissuses, the other half because of the snow...

On the slopes Zlatibor, a large recreation center, sports teams practice for strenuous competitions, while the skiers show their skills on the tracks of Tornik. The Zlatibor village of Sirogojno, a unique ethnic park in Serbia, famous for its knitters who, for generations, pass down the ancient art of wool spinning and knitting.

Have you ever tried the Stara Planina hard cheese, or walked down the flowering valley of Goc?

Climb the peaks of abunndance and contrast. Climb the mountains of Serbia...