Stunning nature sites in Serbia - a short guide for nature lovers
STUNNING NATURE SITES IN SERBIA - A SHORT GUIDE FOR NATURE LOVERS
If there is one thing that Serbia is not necessarily known for, it is an abundance of pristine and undiscovered nature. Therefore, if you enrol in a Serbian university or college, make sure to set some time aside and explore Serbia. Hopefully, that will be possible when the coronavirus pandemic is contained. Until then, the internet is your best friend, so use it to enjoy a virtual exploration of our country. To get you started, we prepared a short list of natural sights that you must visit once in Serbia. The list is not complete whatsoever, but it is a good start. Keep on reading to learn more about our beautiful country and its nature!
Tara National Park
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. Pančić’s spruce, Picea omorica, is indigenous to this mountain and named after the famous Serbian botanist Josif Pančić. If you want to escape from the busy city life and return to nature, Tara is the right place for that! Wild and untouched, this mountain beauty offers true relaxation and connection with nature. If you have a chance, do not miss visiting!
Deliblato Sands – the Old continent’s oldest dessert
Did you know that the largest desert in continental Europe is in Serbia? The Deliblato Sands is located in the northern province of the country called Vojvodina, about 100 kilometers from the capital. The European Sahara, as it is popularly named, has been here for about 12,000 years - it was formed during the Ice Age. Astonishing, isn't it? And who would guess that there are around 1,000 plant species? Due its unique flora and fauna, the area became a special nature reserve. This sandy terrain is a must-see destination in Serbia, especially for nature lovers!
Stara planina or Old mountain is another mountain beauty located in Eastern Serbia and one of the highest mountains in the country. 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 quite cold and snowy winters, ideal for skiing. Just like the Tara mountain, 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!
Uvac Special Nature Reserve
The reserve is located in southwestern Serbia and comprises the valley of the Uvac river and its gorge. Surrounded by five mountains, the special nature reserve is home to Europe’s second-largest bird, an extremely rare griffon vulture, also known as the Eurasian griffon. It nests on the rocks and caves of the entrenched meanders, which are a trademark of the reserve. The Kingdom of Griffon Vulture, as it is popularly called, is one of the greatest natural treasures of Serbia: an exquisite getaway for nature enthusiasts.
Djavolja varoš – Devil’s town
Devil’s town is a mysterious and peculiar rock formation located in south Serbia on the slopes of Radan mountain. The site comprises two broad valleys; one called Devil’s and the other one Infernal valley. Both valleys are covered in hundreds of tall stone formations made of petrified ground. Almost every pillar has strange stone caps that usually wider than the pillars. This unique and mystic place attracts many tourists from all over the world, and it is worth visiting!
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