Zlatibor Travel Guide

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  • Zlatibor
    by Dudette1
  • Zlatibor
    by Dudette1

Zlatibor Things to Do

  • The open air museum old village...

    Sirogojno is a village in Serbia, located on Mt. Zlatibor. The `Old Village`open-air museum presents the architecture and interior design of buildings, as well as family lifestyle in the mountainous Zlatibor region situated in Southwest Serbia and vast woodland of the Dinara area. Sirogojno offers a variety of interesting activities including...

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  • Sirogojno- museum village

    Sirogojno is a village that has been turned into a museum and preserved so that the people would see what traditional Serbian village looked like in the 18 and 19 century. It is quite interesting and their webpage will give you more info (so that I do not have to copy and paste :))

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  • Jezero

    There are 2 highland lakes on Zlatibor. You'll find 1 in the very centre of the town. It's made of the inflow of Obudovica brook. The other 1, Ribnica lake, is situated near the Black Rzav (Crni Rzav), between Ribnica and Vodice.The picture, taken in 1994, is showing my niece (aged 1 then) walking round the lake and looking at the ducks and...

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  • Fourweel

    I you like fourweels and bikes then don´t miss this, there is a big course that you can ride on. This was quite expencive and you must hava a driver licence. Otherwise they wont let you drive.

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  • Relax

    There are several restaurants and cafes by the artificial lake in Zlatibor. Really nice to sit and enjoy a ice cream or a beer by the lake. But be prepared to pay overprices for everything in Zlatibor it´s very exprensive. I think I payed about $10 for a beer.

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  • City

    Just walk around in the city center and enjoy the paradise, several of shopps and markets and restaurants in the area. Here you can also try a four wheel bike for a fee. A small warning everything here is expensive eaven the water in a bottle is twice the price than in a normal city.

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  • "Beba kids", kids playground

    Beside the children shop in the center of Zlatibor is lot of electric toys for kids just in front of the store. Kid’s playground of "Beba kids" company is the place where the kids can enjoy.

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  • Swimming pool

    You can enjoy swimming in an open air swimming pool near the centre of Zlatibor. The ticket price was about 500 din or cheaper. I didn`t try it though, and some people complained that the water was very cold. But it is a good idea to spend an afternoon there, especially for young people!

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  • Trip to Sirogojno

    Sirogojno is an open air ethno museum. it means you have the impression that you have just come to a real 19-century village in Serbia. The best thing, however is that you can stay in one of those small houses that were made into a hotel and which are perfectly modern inside. The main advantage of this place is a sense of peace. You can just sit...

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  • Horse riding

    If you want to try something really new and nice it is horse-riding. You can find horses either on the path leading to Jugopetrol hotel, or near the monument. The price for 10 or 15 minutes ride is from 300 to 500 dinars, which is not cheap, but they can give you a discount if you come every day. I rode on the back of a mare called Marija. Her...

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  • Šumatovacko Brdo

    Zlatibor's a spacious mountain with rich pastures, meadows, brooks and peaks you can easily climb. 1 of the most visited places here is definitely Šumatovacko brdo (Šumatovac hill). The scenery's great and the air so fresh! When you reach its 1083m high top, Glavudža, you'll find a monumental memorial to Partisans wounded in 1941. So just take a...

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  • Kraljeva Cesma

    The real tourism on Zlatibor was born at the end of the 19th century, when Aleksandar Obrenovic, the king of Serbia, had visited it. He was soon followed by other crowned heads for whom this mountain became the destination for resting and enjoyment.If you take a walk round the lake in the centre of the town, you'll see this well made soon after...

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Zlatibor Restaurants

  • Best lamb dish in western Serbia

    National house "Bajo" in Mt. Zlatibor is highly recommended national restaurant with the best lamb in western Serbia (my opinion that is the best I tried ever). Beautiful restaurant ambience and service. Besides a variety of local dishes prepared on traditional way, this restaurant serving the best lamb dish and of course, the best prshut (unique...

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  • "Little Homeland"

    More than 50 years of tradition, this restaurant serving a delicious, by old recipes food. Bread, cheese, skim (kajmak), local dishes and meat dishes are beautifully prepared. Stuff are nice and not so fast (because of living philosophy). Lamb chop, veal, cheese, skim (kajmak), traditional bread and several local traditional dishes.

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  • Nice smell of tradition II

    Across the "Nerandzina Kafana" is another one old, traditional restaurant "Kafana kod Bojadzije" (Bojadzija is the name for the old traditional craft of painting, actually coloring the textile etc. Before substitute colors were founded "bojadzija" was made colors from natural pigment). Very simple restaurant but nice ambience. First neighbor is the...

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Zlatibor Transportation

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    by viddra Updated Oct 13, 2005

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    Zlatibor is placed in the very central part of Serbia, 230km south-west of Belgrade, 300km south-west of Novi Sad, and there's as much from the Adriatic sea.

    The main highroad that links Belgrade with the seaside crosses Zlatibor. There are direct bus lines with Novi Sad, Belgrade, Niš...

    There's also a possibility to get to Zlatibor by train. The main railway Belgrade-Bar goes through Zlatibor, so you can travel by train to Užice and then take a local bus to the town of Zlatibor. The ride takes 10 minutes.

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Zlatibor Shopping

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    by McCoq Written Sep 26, 2005

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    The center of Zlatibor is full of shops and restaurants. Is like a market.

    What to buy: You can buy everything, you have everything (or almost) you can find in a city, but all together in less than 10 min walking.

    What to pay: Is a touristic place, don't expext to find something very cheap, things go from average price to expensive.

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Zlatibor Warnings and Dangers

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    by apekovic Written Dec 26, 2007

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    If you decide to visit beautiful Uvac Monastery in the region of Zlatibor Mountain (south west of Serbia) you have to be prepared on very dangerous trip. You have to visit this sight because of beautiful hidden and untouched nature. The river is crystal clear and clean and of course because of the old monastery. The road is thin, escarpment, jaggy and bumpy. From the center of Zlatibor Mountain road is just normal, but last 5 km is the very difficult, no asphalt road. Vigilant people are hiking because horse ridding is not in common.

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Zlatibor Tourist Traps

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    by anna-m Written Aug 23, 2006

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    Although Zlatibor and the surrounding areas are famous for their smoked veal and cheese and although I DO strongly recommend you to try them, I would not suggest buying them from the market. They simply cost far more than they are actually worth.

    Unique Suggestions: It is much ceaper to buy the local delicacies from one of the surrounding villages, and besides, they would probably be fresher. Locals will be more than happy to indicate which village you should go to if you need to buy something.

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Zlatibor Off The Beaten Path

  • Crkva Sv. Petra I Pavla

    In the centre of Sirogojno village, there's this Church of St. Peter and Paul (crkva sv. Petra i Pavla), built in 1764. The iconostasis was done by Simeon Lazovic and this is his 1st work of art.

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  • Sirogojno

    Some 32km far from Uzice and 24km from Zlatibor, there's this lovely village of Sirogojno.Sirogojno village is in fact an open-air museum where you can see traditional 19th-century houses, log cabins, and find out more about the life of these people back then.

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  • Staro Selo

    Feel the past in this old village, visit some craftsmen's shops, see products made of soil or wood, now authentic national souvenirs, find out how famous Zlatibor cheese and cream are made and try them...

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Zlatibor Sports & Outdoors

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    by anna-m Written Aug 23, 2006

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    Zlatibor is the perfect choice for many outdoor sports, as it has skiing as well as tennis, volleyball and basketball facilities. However, for those who are more on the lazy side (such as muself), I would recommend either a hike or even a slow walk up in the mountains. The quality of the fresh mountain air alone is enough to make you dead tired after a while :)

    Equipment: Just some comfy shoes :)

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Zlatibor Favorites

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    by apekovic Updated Dec 26, 2007

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    Favorite thing: One of the historical monuments and nature preserve that you cannot miss is Uvac monastery in the Valley of Uvac River from beginning of 17 century.
    From the southern slopes of Zlatibor (near Tornik, Zlatibor highest peak 1.396 m) down by canyon road is the Uvac monastery in the valley near the river Uvac. I front of the monastery is the old grapevine dating from medieval times of Serbia. Having a grapevine in this very difficult climate is unusual, almost phenomenal and it’s just because of micro climate specific for this valley.

    Fondest memory: We drive down the canyon by SUV car and it was a really adventure. The other way is walking or horse/donkey ridding. Don't ever try some nice elegant car. Also, you need an experienced driver. The valley is beautiful as well as river of Uvac which is clean and clear, full of fishes, living shells, cancers, snakes... Many of its limestone caves are occasionally flooded and can be reached only by boat.
    Text: Dragisa Milosavljevic, historian of arts, director of the National Museum in Uzice / Translation: prof. Ljiljana Kovacevic / One of the most unaccessible medieval monasteries in our country, a real empire of stones and snakes is Uvac Monastery or Vuvac, the name which could be met in some scanty sources. It is situated on the river having the same name, at the foot of the Priboj's Crni Vrh (Black Peak) on the southwestern side and below the slopes of the mountain Zlatibor on the northeast. It is quite certain that a very long time ago a small church was erected on the border between despotism and medieval Bosnia, representing a special barrier against Bogomil heresy and penetrating Islam. Later, economically strengthened fraternity started to restore and widen the modest temple. Therefore, in the first decades of the 17th century, at the time of patriarch Pajsije, it represented the monumental monastery complex with all accessories, lodging houses and good economy. Enlarged and widened temple with rectangular choirs must certainly have found its models in the imperial lauras to which Vuvac was direcltly connected.
    More information about Uvac Monastery: http://www.uzice.net/uvac/uvace.htm

    Uvac monastery with old grapevine Uvac monastery Nataly with drakes in front of the Monastery traditional household Zlatibor landscape
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