Explore Serbian mountains
EXPLORE SERBIAN MOUNTAINS
Summer is the perfect season for exploring beautiful Serbian mountains. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the sky is crystal clear. Not to mention that exams are over and there are no classes until October. Serbia is rich in mountains. No matter where you are located, you can find one nearby. If you want to learn about the popular mountains in Serbia, keep on reading. And stay tuned for similar blog posts in the following months! Do not miss checking the Study in Serbia website for future updates on studying and living in Serbia.
Look no further if you are on a hunt for the freshest air in Serbia! Situated in Western Serbia, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tara National Park is the most forested area of the country. One of the most beautiful mountains in Serbia is circumscribed by the deep canyon of the river Drina and full of different plant and animal species: 1,156 plants and 58 mammal species!
Pančić’s spruce, Picea omorica, is indigenous to this mountain and named after the greatest Serbian botanist Josif Pančić. If you want to escape from the busy city life and return to nature, Tara is the right place to go! Wild and untouched, this mountain beauty offers true relaxation and connection with nature. If you have an opportunity to visit Tara, do not miss it!
Remember Serbia’s greatest botanist Josif Pančić from the previous paragraph? The highest peak of Kopaonik is named after him. Moreover, Josif Pančić was buried in a mausoleum on the top. Kopaonik is the largest mountain range in Serbia, located in the central part of southern Serbia. Because the Kopaonik mountain has 200 sunny days a year, it was rightfully called the Mountain of the Sun.
Many Serbs and tourists visit Kopaonik during winter since there is one of the largest ski resorts in Southeast Europe. However, true nature lovers visit Kopaonik all year round due to its plant (and animal) diversity. It is home to more than 1,600 plant species and an area of outstanding beauty.
Stara planina is another mountain beauty located in Eastern Serbia and one of the country's highest mountains. Stara means old in Serbian, and planina means mountain, so its name literally translates to Old mountain. It is an area of unspoiled nature, full of river gorges, valleys, waterfalls, and streams.
Covered in dense coniferous forests, Stara planina has a typical alpine climate with a lot of cold and snowy winters, ideal for skiing. It is also perfect for hiking! Just like Tara and Kopaonik, Stara planina has a diverse and rich plant and animal life: it is home to around 200 bird species! A great place to visit all year round!
Home to many wild horses, Zlatar is located between the rivers Bistrica, Lim, Uvac, and Mileševka in Southwestern Serbia. It is a well-known air spa in Serbia, especially beneficial to persons with cardiovascular diseases. Its highest peak is Golo Brdo with 1,627 metres.
Zlatar is perfect for those wanting to explore untouched nature and vivid landscapes and enjoy the silence. If you find yourself in this area, you should not miss visiting Uvac and the medieval Serbian monastery Mileševa.
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