Natural resources, culture and history, the attractive offer made according to the taste of a modern man, hedonism typical for these surroundings – there are the most dominant site features that are mandatory to visit exactly at this time of year.
It all depends on affinity. Everybody have their own experience of winter and ambiance that make this season even more attractive. Mountains are imposed as the most common choice, however there are also ethno villages and salaš (traditional type of farm). Mountains have the advantage, primarily because of sports that are conditioned by snow, but depending from the point of view, they offer a great deal of motivation and inspirational contents to those who are seeking for a diverse winter experience.
Mountain and National Park Tara
Mesmerizing place in the western part of Serbia. Mountain Tara represents the unity of tourist content and a treasure of cultural and historical sites. Natural surroundings which is ecologically preserved gives special value to this place. The moderate altitude, between 800 and 1500 meters, is ideal for popular winter sports. To the ski trails of the Tara mountain are visited by tourists from different parts of the world. The artificial lakes of the Drina, Zaovina and Perucac rivers, complete the wealth of the site and give the advantage to Tara over other mountain destinations in Serbia. Cultural and historical heritage is a special theme. It is determined by the geographical location of this mountain between historically important localities in Serbia and Bosnia. Close to Tara there are cities such as Uzice and Visegrad, as well as Mokra Gora. Tara National Park was established in 1981 and in a big percentage of 80% represents a surrounding of forest ecosystems. In the Tara National Park as there is 53 mammal species. This mountain provides accommodation and inspiration to all types of tourists.
The flawless visiting destination for every time of the year. Rtanj is not a mountain for adrenaline lovers of winter sports, however it is created for everyone to whom term winter is an association of peace, relaxation and enjoyment of direct contact with nature. It is also famous as the “mystical mountain” due to its distinctive shape and location, as well as the scientifically proven fact that it is an extremely powerful energy place. Therefore, Rtanj is visited by explorers, adventurers and mountaineers. Mountain climbing is the most popular sport in Rtanj with opulent relief and unusual structure. Climbing takes place over all four seasons. The challenges are different compared to the time of “conquering” the slopes of Rtanj, and therefore the experiences are richer. The vicinity of Soko Banja increases the tourist potential of this mountain, as well as its exceptional natural diversity and rich national heritage in all areas of human creation.
It is unnecessary to talk about the tourist attractiveness of Zlatibor. It is about one of the most visited destinations in Serbia which enjoys an exceptional status and reputation. Therefore, apart from the richness of ski trails and superior opportunities for all types of snow sports, let us focus on the advantages that are increasing the number of people trying to ensure a permanent habitat on this mountain.
Primarily, it is important to draw attention to the beneficial climatic factors. The alpine and subalpine climate create a lovely atmosphere throughout the year. The winters are long and snowy, which gives the mountain its advantage over similar sites. On top of the mountain Tornik, snow remains from October to May. Tourist sights, the number of constantly growing hotels, and the distinctive gastro-hedonism make the mountain, which is covered with pine trees, a favorite destination for visitors of various affinities. And all this in an ecological environment with over two thousand hours of sunshine a year. The contemporary ski center is the first trump card of Zlatibor from the tourist point of view, but all other mountain characteristics make it an unavoidable choice of many people.
The largest mountain range in Serbia. One part of the famous mountain enjoys the status of a national park. A ski center with the widespread facilities in territory of Serbia, sharp and challenging ski trails, contemporary facilities and over 140 hotels are the first associations to this destination. However, Kopaonik is equally interesting to all lovers of mountain hedonism as it is to those who love exploring nature and studying history. The special value of the mountain Kopaonik is Pancicev vrh, which is located at 2017 meters above sea level. There is also a mausoleum which is devoted to the famous naturalist from these areas, after him the top of the mountain bear the name. Mineral resource and forest resources make Kopaonik an oasis and a permanent place of exploration. This is also due to the endemic species that live on the slopes of the mountain.
Sacral architecture constructions, mostly from the Middle Ages, make Kopaonik a mountain with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Given the historical importance of the Raska area, artefacts are kept here, as well as the remains of buildings, mostly fortresses, from Serbian medieval towns such as Ras, Zvecan, Maglic, Koznik. Many monasteries and legacies around this mountain are inevitable places that tourists, interested in the history of the climate, certainly visit.
It is part of a massive mountain range that has only a small part of the territory of Serbia. It is acknowledged from the Roman period, and is associated with the Persian name “Balkans” which means hilly area. Stara planina is one of the most visited sites in Eastern Serbia. Although Midzor is its biggest peak, it is best known for its Babin Zub massif, which reaches up to 1758 meters. Since it is under the snow for five months a year, Stara Planina is a very visited winter tourist destination. The peak Babin Zub is a favorite place for passionate skiers due to the great opportunities for this sport. More than 13 kilometers of organized and maintained trails meet the needs of all types of skiers. The gorges in the valleys make the site attractive while the top of Babin Zub enjoys the status of a nature reserve.