Zlatar mountain is located in southwestern part of Serbia, between four rivers: Uvac, Bistrica, Lim and Milesevka with average elevation of 1.200 metres.
It streches along the state first order B road no. 23, halfway from Belgrade to Montenegrian coast. Belgrade is 222 km away, Podgorica (MNE) - 201 km, Sarajevo (B&H) - 184 km, Zlatibor mountain - 33 km and Nova Varos - 3 km.
This mountain is adorned with mild summers, harsh winters, vast glades, lush pastures intersected by mountain springs and dotted with dence forest ( spruce, pine, oak, birch...). This makes Zlatar air of a great quality and this is why it has status of air spa.
First tourists appeared on Zlatar mountain in XIX century. Tourism expansion started at 1968 when hotel Panorama was built.
The fact that everyone can be cured from various diseases ( especially lung and heart deffects) is more than 100 years old. Healing properties are reflected through mountain and mediterranean climate, and through quality air with high concentration of ozone and iodine.
Staying in this oasis of pure nature, without air pollutants, surrounded with smell of resin will relax your body completely and overwhelm you with joy. Zlatar air completely influences the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Dense forests, Uvac canyon, lakes, fragrant meadows, picturesque villages with traditionally prepared specialities makes Zlatar one of the most beautiful and most visited mountains. It is covenient for all tourism types (health, sport, recreation, hunting, fishing, countryside tourism...).
Just as you leave mountain centre, You will start one of numerous adventures: explore special reserve of nature Uvac - protected property of exceptional importance or explore beauty and picturesqueness of medieval monasteries - unique monuments of history and culture.
We sincerely hope You will find opportunity to explore Zlatar this time!
Tourist attractions and sightseeing of Zlatar
Special nature reserve "Uvac
Special nature reserve "Uvac is protected natural asset of exceptional importance by a decree of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. This is a part of the tourist offer that is already visited by thousands of curious people. The central morphological part of the reserve is represented by the canyon valley of the Uvac River with its tributaries. A special value of the canyon parts are the meanders whose capes have a height of up to 200 m. The nature beauty is very hard to describe, only what you need is - STAND AND LOOK!
Habitat and storage of griffon Vultures (Vulture Eagle)
The Griffon Vulture is a rare species of vulture eagle, imposing in size with a wingspan of up to 3 meters, making it a powerful flier. Its role in the food chain in the ecosystem is unique and irreplaceable - dead animals are exclusive food, which prevents the spread of infections and thus provides "natural recycling". This rare species was on the verge of extinction in 1990, where only 7 griffon vulture individuals lived on the territory of Uvac lake. In 1994, the feeding station "Manastirina" was opened, where people collected the bodies of dead animals and other food. Over 100 tons of food are delivered to the "restaurant" of griffon vultures every year. Due to this, the number of griffon vultures increased to 100 breeding pairs, or about 500 individuals. Thus, the colony of this bird species became the largest in the Balkans and in Europe. The vulture eagles feeding stations and habitats are located on the inaccessible high cliffs of the Uvac River, and are only 6 km away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja", and can be seen from Rastoke Lake.
Ice cave (Uvac cave system)
The ice cave is 6186 meters long and is one of the longest caves in Serbia. Legend says that cave got that name because the temperature is constantly eight degrees in summer and winter. The cave is rich in cave jewelry, large stone pillars and ponds, where visitors drink water. It is possible to visit The Ice Cave only by boat from Uvac Lake and climbing the metal steps on the steep lake shore. Visits to the cave are possible with prior notice to the reserve guard service. Organized tours start from the Rastoke dam in the village of Komarani, with private boats and regular timeline. The distance from the starting at lake to the cave from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja" is 9 kilometers.
Uvac Lake (Sjenica Lake)
It is located in the village of Komarani and is 6 kilometers away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja". It was formed by blocking the river Uvac with a constructed dam 160 meters long and 110 meters high. Lake is 27 kilometers long, with a maximum depth of 108 meters. The lake is known for its meanders and griffon vulture, and it is rich with these kind of fish: (lat. Hucho-hucho) largest fish form trout family, carp, chub, barbel and catfish. The lake is perfect for kayaking.
Zlatarsko Lake (Kokin Brod)
It is located next to the pueblo of Kokin Brod and is 12 kilometers away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja". It was formed by dam the river Uvac by a dam 1264 meters long and 83 meters high. Lake is 23 kilometers long and with a maximum depth of 45 meters. The lake is rich with these kind of fish: perch, carp, chub, barbel and trout. Zlatar Lake is the third largest lake in Serbia, after Djerdap Lake and Lake Perucac, on Drina river. Along the shore of the lake there is a Visitor Center where you can refresh during hot summer days. The lake is perfect for boating, picnicking, kayaking, fishing and sunbathing on the pontoon beach.
It is located in the village of Radoinja, and it is 15 kilometers away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja". It was formed by dam the Uvac River with a dam 150 meters long and 40 meters high. Lake is 11 kilometers long and with a maximum depth of 30 meters. The lake is rich with following fish: carp, chub, barbel and trout. It's also perfect for kayaking, fishing and sunbathing on the shores of the lake in the village of Radoinja.
Monastery Mileseva is a medieval monastery. It is located on the river Mileševci and is 14 km away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja" via Vodena poljana, and 34 km by state road to Prijepolje. The monastery was built by King Stefan Vladislav (1234-1243) in the first half of the 13th century. King Vladislav was buried in the monastery. In the Monastery you can see fresco "White Angel", "Fresco of the Virgin Mary from Gospel" and the Quitorian composition with a portrait of King Vladislav.
Dubnica Monastery is also a medieval monastery. It is located in the village of Božetići and is 10 km away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja" (via the village of Akmačići). The monastery was built in 1422 by Nemanjici. The greatest success was during the time when Gavrilo Rajić-Rašković was leader at the Peć Patriarchy, when he did rebulding of the monastery. According to the tradition, the monastery was visited by Arsenije Čarnojević and the Raskovici princes, before the great Serbs migration in 1690. Monument to patriarch Gavrilo was constructed in the port of the monastery.
Joakim and Ana Monastery "Sveta Janja"
It is located in the village of Rutoši and is 18 km away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja". The monastery is also known as the Church of Janja. It was built at the end of the 16th century, and was rebuilt in 1993 by the Mileseva Eparchy. In the earlier period, it was a nunnery.
Mosque in Nova Varoš
It is located in the center of Nova Varoš, more precisely next to the building of the Municipality of Nova Varoš, and it is 2 km away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja". It was constructed by Perdivan Beg in the 16th century. After being repeatedly destroyed - burned caused by fires, it was rebuilt between 1887 and 1994.
Homeland Museum in Nova Varos
It was opened on November 1, 2012. year, to mark the 100 years anniversary of the liberation after the Turkish empire falt down and the Javor Battle which was on November 1, 1912. It is located in the Kajmakamija building. It is 2km away from the villa "Zlatarska pahulja". The museum collection has 240 original exhibits and three valuable replicas of the originals:
- Stamp of Prince Stojimir from the 9th century, which is the oldest material evidence of the existence of the Serbian state on the Balkan Peninsula. The stamp was made of gold, in Greek script says "God help Stojimir". The original stamp is in the Museum of Hostory of Serbia.
- Prince Mihailo Rašković saber from 1516. The original saber is in the Military Museum in Belgrade.
- Officer's saber of General Franjo Zah, commander of the Javor army in the Serbian-Turkish war of 1876-1878. The original saber is in the Museum of History in Belgrade. The liberation of the Raska region in this war was of great importance. The most significant Battle of Javor was commanded by General Zach, who sent the bulk of the Serbian army to Kalipolje.