Attractions on the Serbian rivers
There have been discovered over 90 waterfalls in Serbia that are major attraction for domestic and more and more for foreign tourists.
There are some waterfalls that every tourist eager to meet this kind of nature beauty can visit, but they’re still not enough promoted as tourism potential. In this text we will introduce you to some of the most interesting waterfalls that our mountains hides. A third of Serbian waterfalls are located in Stara Mountain. Some of them you maybe have noticed on the impressive photographs of nature and unaware that you do not have to go far to see them. It is interesting that some of them are very close to the visited tourist centers, but again they may not be known enough. It is hard to reach some of them because of the rugged terrain, while for some it is only heard but still haven’t become a special tourist attraction although they certainly have the potential.
We present to you 8 beautiful waterfalls in Serbia:
Waterfall GostiljeYou have surely been near Waterfall Gostilje at least few times, and you did not even know that it exists. This hydrological value of Zlatibor is located only 25 km away from the center of this popular tourist mountain, and yet it happens that even domestic tourists spend their holidays here and still do not visit this magical sight. From height of 20 meters the mighty waterfall crashes and later breaks into several smaller waterfalls and flows into the river Katusnica. This beauty, which is formed on Gostiljska stream doesn’t dry up even through the summer months. Given the fact that the temperature is always a few degrees lower and that the droplets create shower effect, it is especially popular among tourists when is high heat. For this waterfall people say it is one of the most beautiful, since it has an appropriate environment that complements it. Limestone rocks are an ideal base to him, which is a contrast green as moss, two wooden bridges give this location rustic look and visitors are always happy with the scene. This is a waterfall that is becoming increasingly popular among tourists. Those who come to it often start barbecue and spend the day, and nearby there is a fish restaurant where you can enjoy the specialties of fish.
Waterfall Veliki Buk – LisineWaterfall Lisine is a little-known neighbor of Resava Cave and Monastery Manasija which is located near Despotovac. The tourist complex here offers rustic experience nature and next to it the night can be spent if you book at the time. To reach the waterfall Veliki Buk you need to go back in time, pass one farm, a step along the creek and there you are. The waterfall is not very high, but still extremely attractive and interesting to tourists. In the surroundings of the waterfall is possible to encounter restaurants with its own pond where you can see rare albino trout. The waterfall is particularly interesting in summer when visitors cool it under it, but people like to see it during the autumn months when they only "look at it". Ethno restaurants, a mill, part of the ambience in the cave and bats in the cave are some of the arguments for a holiday that is different from the usual tourist sites. Waterfall is along with river Vrelo protected by the state.
Waterfall PrskaloWaterfall of majestic look settled on the slopes of the Juzni Kucaj on river Nekudovo. The height is 15 meters, while it got the name "Prskalo" because of the numerous droplets bounce off the wall. Nearby is a water source that is surrounded by lush vegetation and blue moss green. Waterfall is placed next to the road so that it lures travelers who pass that way, but it happens to those who try to come to it to be returned by towing service. This unusual site of Kucaj is also saved from any kind of urbanization and the environment is green and nature that soothes. Near the waterfalls are a wooden table and chairs so that in spite of this beauty can relax in a rustic ambience. This is one of a waterfall that was not popularized enough, although already there are those nature lovers who are its "backyard" camped.
Waterfall RipaljkaWaterfall Ripaljka can visit all those who are resting in Sokobanja or exploring Mountain Ozren. The waterfall is located 5 km from the spa, a clearly marked path leads curious visitors of exotic locations to it. It consists of 11 sections with a total height of about 40 meters. Height of the highest sections is 11 m, underneath the section height of 5 m, while the others are smaller and vary from 0.5 to 2 m. Ideally placed in your environment and you have the feeling that you are in a tropical exotic place. Ripaljka has earned its name because it "ripa", as in the this area say "to jump". And near this waterfall can be grilled as above it is picnic area, but keep in mind what you will leave behind because you should know that this is the first protected natural monument in Serbia.
Waterfall TupavicaThe first pearl of Stara Planina (Stara Mountain) waterfalls, perhaps is one of the most beautiful discovered by us. Wide and tall waterfalls that cascade falling provide a magnificent waterfall looks of unusual names. This magnificent gift of nature is located on a little more than 5 kilometers away from the Dojkinci although it’s not very easy to reach it. Curious nature lover needs to cross several bridges that could close up to admire this incredible scene, and one of the bridges washed away and the flood and became even more inaccessible than usual. Tupavica is especially nice in winter. On the Stara Planina special attraction for nature lovers are frozen waterfalls that during the heavy minuses look a bit like a fairytale to say. One of those who feels the cold is waterfall Tupavica and those who goes in winter to look him, will have what to see and take the pictures of it.
Waterfall PiljskiAnother waterfall from the arsenal of Stara Mountain is the Piljski Waterfall. This, they say the second largest waterfall, high over 60 meters, and it is interesting that it was discovered in 2002, although the locals knew about it much earlier. One of the reasons it has been hidden from the rest of the world for so long is inaccessible terrain that leads to it, and who can overcome only experienced mountaineers. The waterfall consists of two cascades: Upper and Lower Pilj says, and is located at an altitude of over 1,400 meters. Knjazevac mountaineers say the campaign on Piljski waterfall, is a true research action, because to all its participants this was the first contact with that part of Stara Planina. Piljski waterfall hides shrubs and dense woods and a variety of plants but worth a look because it, as is said by Knjazevac mountaineers who saw it, has a serenity.
Waterfall CunguljskiWaterfall Cunguljski is one of the hidden jewels of Stara Mountain. We have already mentioned in the text that this mountain hides even a third of our waterfalls, and to some is possible to get only if you are an experienced mountaineer in the appropriate gear. Founded on Toplodoska river, it has an impressive height of 42 meters. Ten kilometers separate it from the village of Topli Do and is named after the mountain top Cungulj in whose foothills is located. It was discovered in 1996 by researchers astray on rugged terrain. Characterized by the annual cut through rock to centimeter, which is caused by a strong and fast torrentials that occur during the melting of snow. This field hardly accessible gem is located in the neighborhood of two more waterfalls Kurtela and Pilja, and to it for now can only get the most experienced researchers of our mountains.
Waterfall Mokranjske steneIn the vicinity of Negotin you can also find another scene from cards or surreal images that you see on the Internet and think they are too far away from us. At about ten kilometers away from Negotin, Sikolska river was breaking its way through the hills and along the way made an unusual oasis that seems unreal. The river has formed a waterfall and a lake which together create a special visual effect. Of course it is not just about appearance, many local residents come from nearby places to swim here, although at the time of vegetation overgrowth is not easy to reach this particular locality. Otherwise it is assumed that during the Romans there was a bridge that connected the two largest rocks. Archaeologists have found a rock on the tops of many old items from that era. It is also assumed that there is a cave under a rock, called "Hajducka pecina". The lake under the waterfall is rich in fish, so this is really confirmed oasis of untouched nature.
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