Treasures of Eastern Serbia - 1 Day
Eastern Serbia seems to be hiding a real treasure in its cossetted away chambers –a unique combination of nature and cultural mixture with the spa centers to relax.
On this tour you are going to visit Manasija monastery - also known as Resava, a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Despotovac town, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarevic between 1406 and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, it is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school".
The Resava cave, one of the most beautiful natural treasures of Serbia, is 4.5 km long. However, only 2,830 meters of the cave have been researched, and visitors can go as long as 800 meters deep into it. The Resava is one of the oldest caves in the country (around 80 million years old). The temperature in it is constantly around 7°C, while the air humidity varies from 80 to 100%. The interior of the cave has numerous and varied halls, canals, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, natural drape like formations and petrified waterfalls. Because of its riches and varied colors, the Resava Cave earned an attribute “the beauty from the Resava”.
In Lisine, the 25-metre high "Veliki buk" waterfall, Serbia’s most visited waterfall, was long considered the highest waterfall in the country, until the waterfalls on Stara Planina and Kopaonik were stumbled across. In the nearby restaurants you can taste fresh trout or some grilled meat specialties from this region.
The Krupaj springs are one of the natural curiosities and features of this region. With its splendid beauty, these springs form a lake on its surface and irresistibly lure an unwary traveller to the depths of the forests, to its water and crispy mountain air. The thermal spring watercomplete with health properties mixed with the cold spring water from the Krupaj springs, seem to complete the picture of this almost mythical scenery. Close by there is a strong thermal spring with water temperature of 26.50C, and is protected as a natural heritage of national importance. Researchers into this spring have so far reached a depth of 123 meters.
And shall we leave the best for the end? - Zdrelo Spa, a unique wellness centre in Serbia that works all year long. It is a water park that offersbatheing in warm and thermal waters with temperature from 30 to 40 degreesday and night. The complex has six pools with both warm and cold water (two indoors and four outdoors).
Departure from Belgrade at 8h, transfer to Mansaija monastery 8-10h. Sightseeing of Manasija 10-11h. Transfer and visit to Resava cave 11-13h. Visit to waterfall Lisine 13-13:30h. Lunch in the restaurant nearby the waterfall 13:30-15:00h. Transfer to Zdrelo spa 15-17h with stop in Krupaj spring. Spa time 17-18:30h. Transfer back to Belgrade 18:30-20:30h.
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Price per person:
220 € (1 pax), 130 € (2 pax), 100 € (3 pax), 90 € (4-7 pax), 75 € (8-20 pax)
Entrances to Resava cave,
Entrance to Zdrelo spa (indoor and outdoor pools)
Meal (fish recommended)
Duration: 13 hours
Pick up: Anywhere in Belgrade
Start: 8 am
Total transfer time: 6 hours
Operating months: All year long*
*except New Year holidays and November-March without Krupaj springs