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The most beautiful lakes in Serbia

Updated: May 6, 2021

If you decide to spend a summer in Serbia, and you want to get away from it all and just lie in the sun on the beaches , we suggest that you should visit the Serbian lakes that are some of the most beautiful and most popular in Europe.

The whole experience is absolutely fantastic, and we will present you some of the most interesting ones below.

1. ZAOVINE LAKE with Lazici

This lake is located on the Tara Mountain (National park) in close proximity to the village by the same name - Zaovine. An interesting fact is that the water is rather clean, and can be used as drinking water but with a little processing in water factories. In addition to the years of providing recreational facilities for its keenest and most loyal swimmers, the lake is used for the cultivation of carp and trout fish. Near the lake there is the place where Josif Pancic, a famous Serbian biologist discovered the eponymous Pancic spruce tree. On a related note, visitors can thoroughly enjoy the legends unraveled and tales told about this medieval fortress town. For all the lovers of nature out there, this is an interesting fact that among 330 internationally significant plants the habitat of which is in Serbia, 25 species can be found on Zaovine, 15 plant species of which are protected as natural rarities. Yet another reason to visit this lake, don’t you think?

And just beneath the dam of the Zaovine lake there is one more, smaller lake - Lazici.


A local legend passed on from generation to generation goes as follows: once upon a time on the famous Pester plains there was a huge lake. In the lake there lived a dreadful dragon Troglava, which was killed by Saint George with no difficulty at all. In the midst of the battle , the Monster's tail seems to have eroded the forest in the lake. Centuries later, the waters of the lake Pester flooded over, and three new artificial lakes were created - Uvac, Radoinjsko and Zlatar lakes in the area, which are now administered by the Drina - Lim hydropower plants. Zlatar Lake, or Kokin Brod, is located in the valley of the river Uvac. It is considered to be the third largest lake in Serbia, Uvac. The river flows between the mountains Zlatar and Zlatibor.

Due to its rugged canyon, in the village of Uvac there is a larger number of monasteries, primarily Mileseva mo-nastery, built in the 13th century, as an endowment of the then rulers. Uvac Canyon is synonymous of this tourist city and the eponymous nature reserve. It is located between Sjenica and Nova Varos, having been shaped and formed by river erosion. It is recognizable by its somewhat squeezed meanders that the river has carved into the limestone rock. As a protected natural area, Uvac is the main habitat of griffon vulture, the most important local ‘scavenger of nature’. Today, in this canyon there are about three hundred individual species, representing the largest colony of these birds in the Balkans and Europe. We guarantee you amazing adventures, splendidly beautiful landscapes