Zlatibor Mountain - 1 Day
Price per person:
220 € (1 pax), 130 € (2 pax), 90 € (3 pax), 80 € (4-7 pax), 70 € (8-20 pax)
Entrances to ethno village Sirogojno, Gostilje waterfall and Stopica cave,
Serbian traditional meal,
Duration: 16 hours
Total transfer time: around 8 hours
Pick up: Anywhere in Belgrade
Operating months: All year long
Welcome to Zlatibor mountain- destination of pines, springs and glades and one of the most famous mountain resorts in Serbia - deffinately one you should not miss during your visit to Serbia.
Highlights: Stopica cave, Gostilje Waterfall, ethno village Sirogojno, Zlatibor center
Zlatibor mountain is the most popular tourist resort in West Serbia, about 220 km from Belgrade, where we will visit a unique open air ethno museum "Old Village"in Sirogojno and Stopica Cave with its awe inspiring cave stalactites and an underground river. This is also a destination for a genuine gourmet, where you can taste prsuta (smoked ham), kajmak (a creamy cheese spread delicacy), “komplet lepinja”, tea made from mountain herbs and, of course, a shot of traditional drink “sljivovica” – plum rakia. After we taste some of these delicacies, we are going to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in western Serbia - Gostilje waterfall. On our way back to Belgrade we will make stop on Zlatibor center and take a short walk around the lake.
Sirogojno open air ethno museum - Building skills and interior facilitation, as well as the way of organizing business and family life of people in the hilly - mountainous areas of the Dinar region are presented in 55 buildings (of which 32 are in permanent museum exhibition) which are relocated from mt Zlatibor’s villages. The process of transfer, setting-up and reconstruction of Zlatibor log cabins in the "Old Village" was initiated by architect Ranko Findrik and the Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural Heritage in 1980. The initiative came from the organization of handicrafts from Sirogojno and realized by the persistence of Mrs. Dobrila Vasiljević – Smiljanić, engaging of the ethnologist, Mrs. Bosa Rosić, competent national institutions and numerous collaborators. Within the protected whole, for further storage and presentation, the institution of the Open-air Museum was constituted in 1992; it performs its activities in accordance with the provisions of the ICOM Declaration and the basic principles of European skansenology. Memorial complex of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Church from the eighteenth century and the open-air museum, in 1983., has been legally protected as cultural heritage - cultural monument of exceptional importance.
Owing to the continental and Mediterranean climate and air currents, which can only be found here, the harmonious relationship between wooded areas of firs, pines and spruces and spacious meadows populated with beautiful plants, rivers and streams, the unpolluted air, healthy and clean water, a large number of annual sunny days, the hospitality of the people and the beautiful ski slopes, Zlatibor has become a renowned summer and winter tourist hotspot with the longest tourist tradition of any of Serbia’s mountains. King Aleksandar Obrenović's 1893 arrival in the town of Kulaševac, which was then renamed Kraljeve Vode (King’s Waters), is considered to be the official beginning of the tourism industry in Zlatibor.
Because Zlatibor’s climate is ideal for people wanting to stay healthy and fit, and also lends itself to the treatment of various respiratory diseases, anaemia, minor heart and blood vessel disorders and, in particular, thyroid disorders, it has been designated a climatic health resort.
Zlatibor is crisscrossed by rivers (Crni Rzav, Veliki Rzav and Sušica) and streams, containing a wide range of fish species, including dace, gudgeon, trout, huchen and grayling. There are two artificial lakes in Zlatibor, the larger located on the Crni Rzav river in Ribnica and the smaller, which was created especially for use by tourists, in the very centre of the Zlatibor tourist village. Surrounded by pleasant paths and benches, guests can bathe and sunbathe during summer and skate on the frozen surface of the lake during winter.
Zlatibor is well-known as a ski centre. Beginner skiers and children will enjoy the gentle slopes of Obudovica (with a 250 m-long ski-lift), while more experienced skiers will opt to go to Tornik and make use of its slopes. Tornik Sports Centre is located between 1110 m and 1490 m above sea-level and is 9 km from the centre of Zlatibor. The four ski slopes (Čigota, Tornik, Ribnica and Zmajevac) are ideal for slalom, giant slalom and super giant slalom skiing and are connected by three ski-lifts. In the central part of Zlatibor there are slopes for cross-country and biathlon skiing, which are considered to be among the most beautiful in Europe owing to their visibility and layout.