5 reasons to go visit Uvac

Top destination in Serbia


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Beauty of the Uvac Canyon


Uvac, Special Nature Reserve is one of the most common association of Serbia natural beauties, thanks to cross meanders through which flows the river Uvac. In addition to this powerful scene, the canyon of the river Uvac offers a number of compelling reasons to come and experience one of the best trips.


Griffon vulture, secret caves and coves are just a few of the locations that you can see during a tour of the special nature reserve. So it is no surprise that this is a destination that foreign tourists are very familiar and share through their profiles on social networks or blogs numerous pictures. We here present you the 5 main reasons to go visit Uvac.


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Viewpoint Molitva

One of the most recognizable images of Serbia is precisely this viewpoint from which is his powerful view of the unique meanders of Uvac River Gorge. Viewpoint is best reached on foot from Krstac sites along the coast of Uvac. The viewponit Prayer has some 6 kilometers effortless stroll. When after an hour and a half or two arrive at your destination you will realize that photos are not remastered, meanders Uvac really are a most remarkable scene in Serbia. The alternative is to go with the Rangers in jeeps. In this powerful meanders of the river Uvac, deeply notch his strength belt and the limestone rocks. Thus, formed perhaps the most famous limestone valleys of our country. The average depth of the valley is between 200 and 300 meters. Unique Uvac is surrounded by mountains Zlatar, Murtenica, Cemernica, Jadovnik and Javor, and about two-thirds of the territory of the reserve is located in the municipality of Nova Varos. All this beauty you will see if you come from one of several viewpoints on the reservation. In this position you will see also another specialty of this river valley.


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Griffon vulture

It is another very important reason to come to one of the viewpoints of nature reserve Uvac. They say that it is enough to stand an hour and you will certainly a representative of this species look up at the sky. Lovers of nature should bring binoculars to take advantage the unique opportunity to observe rare species. Griffon vulture is normally a vulture species, and what makes it so powerful except for its color and a wingspan that reaches up to three meters, because the griffon vulture was a model when discussing some aircraft. Near the dam is feeding palce for griffon vulture, which looks spectacular when the Rangers bring them food. In addition to the house of powerplant is located an aviary in rehabilitation, which can also be visited with the rangers. This rare species was threatened with extinction after the Second World War, but the local citizens in cooperation with biologists managed to save them. Now the canyon Uvac is biggest habitat of griffon vultures in the Balkans and among the highest in Europe. The role of griffon vulture in nature is very important because it feeds on dead animals, which means that they prevents the spread of infection.


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Caves of the Uvac

You've all heard of the famous meanders Uvac and how much you know about the beautiful caves of Uvac? This reserve is the largest so far known cave system in Serbia. It consists of two caves and pits. Usac caves, Ice cave and Abyss are connected to each other with channels and make this unique system, which has a total of four inputs. Usac cave has a channel through which sometimes runs Deep Creek. Her wealth is abundance of cave ornaments. Halls of Ice cave is also rich in jewelery, a special makes her also a large number of travertine terrace. Through caves you can go on foot without special equipment with good lighting, the whole system is approximately 6 kilometers long. Besides this cave system there are some other caves in this nature reserve. Tubic cave is located in the village of Tubici 5km from Sjenica. Cave ornaments adorned and the halls of this place, but one part is flooded so it can be entered only by boat. Bazdarska cave is located 10 kilometers from Sjenica is also decorated with an abundance of cave ornaments.


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The rich flora and fauna

In addition to griffon vultures in this place have returned two types of eagles, vultures that were previously completely disappeared. Cameras and photos at feeding place during the past few years recorded a black vulture sup Elder and White kanji. Park rangers are hoping that reserve Uvac in the coming years will become their permanent habitat. Otherwise Reserve is a natural habitat for many other birds: white-tailed eagle, golden eagle, eagle, buzzard, short-toed eagle, as well as for numerous species of hawks and owls. However, Uvac is not only a favorite place for birds. Due to the fineness of water here swim and different types of fish. Unpolluted, clean flow of water reserves favored to as much as 24 species of fish including perch, chub, trout skobalja, cataracts and many others. It does not end the richness of animal background Reserve Uvac. During the walk you have to be careful, because the walls of Uvac hide snakes. A nature here is excellent and for rabbits, foxes, bears and martens.


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Cruise on the Uvac

Hiking is always a good way to get to know a place and to feel a little physical activity. However special experience is certainly getting know with Uvac from the boat. Cruiseing Uvac or Sjenica Lake is extremely popular, and for good reason. The tour starts at 8 kilometers from Nova Varos and passes around 12-13 kilometers of the lake. Visitors during the cruise have the opportunity to see Griffon vultures, or to navigate through the rich Ice Cave. The entire tour lasts three to four hours. Those who want to feel the experience, but would like to walk through reserve also have the option. Organized tours that combine cruising and walking. Part time visitors can go on a boat from which they can observe Griffon vultures, and then go on foot to the viewpoint Big Top, which offers one of the most powerful view of the Uvac. Then again return cruise back. This tour will take a little longer, since it takes five to six hours.


Uvac is truly one of the most spectacular natural scenery that you can see in our country and therefore you should at least once visit this site. Due to the inaccessibility of the village of Uvac there are many monasteries such as monasterie Uvac and Dubrava who are almost rebuilt.


If we interested you in booking you can now make it here. We will be glad to have at least a small part in your decision. More photos from Uvac Canyon you can wach here.






    Author: Gordana Ivkovic
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