Zlatibor tours and excursions
ZLATIBOR TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
THE STOPIĆA CAVE
Cave is located on the right side of the Ravine of Pistavica, near Rozanstvo village.It is 2000m long
and has a 50m high vault. Its ornaments are of exceptional beauty, and the most interesting are
the stone "bath-tubs" a series of cascades cecanting water.There is also the underground river Ponor, with its waterfall named "Fountain of life", wich drops into the Stopica Cava disappers in
its depht .
WATERFALL IN GOSTILJE
Waterfalls in Gostilju is one of the largest waterfall in Serbia.Here you can enjoy and, hear "law of silence".
ETHNO VILLAGE SIROGOJNO
Life as it was in the 19th century mountain village of Sirogojno has been preserved and reconstructed in the Museum of National Architecture, an open-space museum encompassing the whole village and consisting of several typical buildings, homesteads, workshops and a village church. Sirogojno is located in the hilly-mountainous Zlatibor area in southwest Serbia, 30 kilometers south of Uzice. The life of village people was centered on family and the work that needed to be done to survive in the countryside. Main family homes were the hub of existence, young married couples moved to small cottages on the homestead called vajats and helped in everyday farming life. Here you can see the family home and adjacent cottages, milk house, barn, corncrib, earthen stove for baking, beehives, shed for drying plums and pot for distilling brandy. Stables for the horses and other livestock were located away from the yard. Also on display are many of the authentic furnishings, and devices used in the 19th century. In a clearing in the woods there are two small cottages for summer accommodation and two shepherds' huts - one that can be taken to the fields so that shepherds could stay near their grazing animals. Also located in the village is a church dedicated to St. Peter and Pavle from 1764 and an old village graveyard. In order to revive and maintain local traditions of arts and crafts, some of the facilities have been converted into workshops and souvenir shops, as well as lodging for guests.
Drvengrad is an ethno village built in urban style. There is the entrance gate on one of its ends and on
the other a small wooden church built in Russian style and dedicated to St. Sava. In the center there
is a square with the ground made of wood and surrounded by authentic log cabins transported from regions in Serbia and Bosnia. Drvengrad has a picture gallery, a library, the cinema «Underground», a pastry and sweets shop where home-made cakes and natural juices are served, a national restaurant and a souvenir shop. The expert jury of Brussels Foundation for Architecture «PhilipRotie»proclaimed Drvengrad the best European architectonic achievement in the last three years. Kusturica says about Drvengrad: «I have made up a town that looks as if people have always lived there.»
ŠARGAN 8 RAILWAY
There was once a narrow gauge train, affectionately known as the Ćira (Chira). It used to cut its path through astonishing landscapes of Serbia and Bosnia on its way from Belgrade to Sarajevo. The Chira did everything: it took holidaymakers, farmers, salesmen and school children, as well as mail, milk, livestock and other freight. Both travellers and people who lived by the railway line loved it and enjoyed it - although it was slow and poured out steam and smoke. For children in villages along the line passing trains were a daily joy and they waved to them cheerfully. for many generations this train became part of the sweet memories of childhood. Then in the mid-seventies the good old Chira was abandoned and banished as history.In 1999, people decided to reconstruct the most attractive part of the former narrow gauge railway. They have done a great job. They laid the tracks, they renovated or rebuilt all the railway stations of the Sargan Eight. Today's travelers may not have such strong feelings, but their childhood memories may well stir suddenly awake. For many of us the journey on that great little train will be more than just a charming travel experience, it will be a flashback to our own childhood days, to the bygone days we sometimes miss, to the sights and sounds that won our hearts long ago and remain with us for ever. Šargan (Shargan) Eight, the line which was famous for a curve in the shape of the number 8, that made it possible to climb the steep slopes of the mountains Sargan and Mokra Gora, where rocky gorges and high passages are to be found all around. On this 13.5 kilometer section of track were 20 tunnels, 10 bridges and a few tiny railway stations. The voyage through this remote wilderness was slow. Impatient with the low speed or fond of the surrounding country, some passengers used to jump from the moving train, carry on their journey on foot, and wait at the next railway station for the same train to arrive. Others who stayed on the train may have.
In the northern slopes of Mount Zlatibor, you can find the village of Mokra Gora, literally ‘wet mountain'. Located here is the Sargan-8 narrow gauge railroad, which climbs 300 meters up the mountainside in a figure-8 pattern, viewed from the sky. Also near Mokra Gora is the ethno village of
Drvengrad, a fully constructed new wooden village that was the creation of world-famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica. While shooting one of his movies in the area, Kusturica noticed that although rain in the area lasted for days on end, one hilltop in the distance was nearly always in sunshine. He decided to build a village there that typified 19th century life on the mountains of Zlatibor and Tara. The village has several original and reconstructed cottages, a cinema, library, art gallery and shops.