Nature & Outdoors

Preserved nature, the soft climate, the fresh air spiced by the smell of hay and wild flowers, the rivers and the lakes with crystalline water and the extraordinary flora and fauna, make Serbia the destination number 1 in rural tourism! Communities of Kosjerić, Valjevo, Ljig, Čačak, Požega, Knić, Lučani, Mionica, Užice, Sokobanja, Čajetina, Prijepolje, Brus, Šabac, Kraljevo, Ivanjica, Rača Kragujevačka and Gornji Milanovac are ready to accommodate the tourists from all over the world.

A stay in nature offers to you the possibility of the excursions, the different sports, hunting and fishing or horsemanship. You can gather the wild fruits and the medicinal plants, visit the caves, the drills or the waterfalls in the surroundings.

You like discovering different cultures in a local environment? The stay in the countryside is ideal for you. You have the possibility to discover Serbia from the nearby while learning the local habits and traditions, tasting the traditional kitchen or visiting one of the local fairs and tourist animations. If not, you can simply layback and do nothing at all, just look at the blue sky, breath the fresh air and listen to the sounds of nature!

The network of rural houses in the different communities offers not only the necessary conveniences for a pleasant stay, but also the possibility to be totally emerged in the local culture.

The experience that will enrich you for life and will make you come back to Serbia again!

National Parks

Serbia has at its disposal a very great richness of natural sites diverse enough and the offerings in the matter of tourism are satisfying. This relatively little country, but in so varying a milieu, can be proud of 5 national parks10 natural reservations12 natural caves. But those in love with hunting have not been left aside: more than 8 million hectare determined to this activity, divided into 24 great well managed fields and nearly 280 sites disseminated throughout the country.

The national parks have been well enough managed for tourism. Their ecosystems have been preserved and the constructions do obey the draconian regulations (observation to the natural milieu, not more than three story construction, reserved perimeters), but there are also hotels and camping in accordance with the European norms. The natural reservations have been less well protected related to the place. The bird reservations around Belgrade and in Vojvodina are under the State supervision and are now international institutions, while the gorges at the East country periphery make a part of local economies.

To visit the caves one should be persistent. These are rather recent and less frequented discoveries by the local tourists. One should get generally informed by a local guide or even by a motel keeper. But at last this becomes a pure admiration because the cave discovers the Beauties, often majestic and infrequently flattering till now. Some caves are accessible only to the confirmed long distance walkers.


The rivers in Serbia belong to the watersheds of the Black, Adriatic and Aegean seas. On more than 90% of the Serbian territories there are rivers that join the Danube, thus going to the Black Sea. He rivers in western Kosmet belong to the Adriatic watershed, while those in the Aegean one are the Lepenac, Pčinja and few others in the southern Serbia, along the border with Macedonia and Bulgaria. The longest river in Serbia is the Danube. More than one fourth of this river’s bed stretched through Serbia, and all 588 kilometers are navigable. Also among the navigable rivers are the Sava and Tisa, as well as part of the Morava, which is the largest Serbian river. The Morava flows through the most fertile area of the central Serbia, and also the most populated, called Pomoravlje.

Other freshwater rivers are Sava, Morava, Tisa, and Timok. Almost all of Serbia’s rivers drain to the Black Sea, by way of the Danube river. One notable exception is Pčinja river which flows into the Aegean sea. The largest natural lake is Belo Jezero (White Lake), located in Vojvodina, covering 25 square kilometers. The largest artificial reservoir, Đerdap, locally known as Đerdapsko Lake, covers an area of 163 square kilometers on the Serbian side, and it has a total area of 253 square kilometers. The largest waterfall, Jelovarnik, located in Kopaonik, is 71 meters high.


Mountains cover the largest parts of the country. Four mountain systems meet in Serbia: Dinaric Alps in the west cover the greatest territory, and stretch from northwest to southeast. Carpathian Mountains and Balkan Mountains stretch in north-south direction in the eastern Serbia, west of the Morava valley. Ancient mountains along the South Morava belong to Rilo-Rhodope Mountain system.

Worth the mention: Divčibare, Goč, Golija, Jastrebac, Kopaonik, Stara Planina, Rudnik, Tara, Zlatibor Zlatar and Rtanj.