National Parks of Serbia

They are among the most beautiful and the richest in the world.

National Park Djerdap – One of the Most Beautiful National Parks in Europe

National park Djerdap is situated in the north-east Serbia, on the very border with Romania occupying the area of 63.680 ha. A park with the oldest geological history in Europe, and a park with the largest number of historical monuments from the Roman period. Also it is the oldest settlement from the Neolithic period of 8.000 years ago and the biggest natural and archaeological museum in Europe.

Djerdap Gorge – Natural Phenomenon

  • The longest and the biggest breach gorge in Europe
  • The biggest and the oldest water breach in Europe where the Danube is the deepest and the narrowest
  • The narrowest composite valley in Europe with three gorges, two canyons and three valleys

National Park Kopaonik – A Mountain in the Sun

National park Kopaonik is situated in central Serbia and its surface of 11.810 ha covers the highest parts of the mountain range bordered with the valleys of the rivers Ibar, Josanica, Toplica and Brzecka. The flora of Kopaonik has over 1.500 plant species. In the national park there are 91 endemic and 82 subendemic plant species. The wealth of this flora is represented in two local species: Kopaonik houseleek and Kopaonik violet. The highest parts of Kopaonik are inhabited by eelpout which inhabits only the highest mountains of Europe, golden eagle, mountain lark, red crossbill and other animal species.

Kopaonik is the most famous ski center in Serbia.

National Park Fruska Gora – Vojvodina’s Rising Green Island

Covering the area of 25.525 ha, Fruska Gora is more than attractive for all visitors who enjoy gentle slopes, old oak and hornbeam woods.
Fruska Gora is not all that high, however its jagged areas make it quite interesting, and Fruska Gora is still packed with places left to be discovered even by those who have been visting it on regular basis over the years. Its flora is very rich and numbers some 1.400 species among which, there are over 20 species of Orchids.

Fruska Gora is a home to 200 bird species such as imperial eagle, hawk, woodpecker and grey titmouse. Mammals such as wild cat, badger, pine marten and many kinds of bats occupy its territory as well.

Fruska Gora – Serbian Atos – encloses 17 Orthodox monasteries from the 15th and the 16th century. The monasteries, mostly reconstructed in the 18th century, represent a unique cultural and historical entity, and are often referred to as the Serbian Holy Mountain. One particularly interesting monastery goes by the name of Grgeteg, and in 2002, it became a home to a copy of the miraculous icon of the Holy Virgin with three hands. That icon was brought from the Holy Mount Atos and represents the patron of Fruska Gora and the monasteries.

Apart from the Orthodox monasteries, we recommend vineyards and the wine-cellars of Fruska Gora.

National Park Tara – A Beauty Among Mountains

Tara is one of the richest and the most valuable forest regions in Europe both in diversity and preservation of the ecosystem. It is situated in the far west of Serbia and covers the surface of 19.200 ha. On Tara there are over 1.000 plant species including the Pancic’s spruce.

Deep canyons and preserved vegetation are an ideal lair for many animal species including Pancic’s grasshopper. The slopes of Tara are home to around 100 bird species such as golden eagle, griffon vulture, peregrine falcon, grouseā€¦ There are 24 species of mammals registered, of which 17 are protected as rare species. Particularly attractive are brown bear, chamois, doe, wild cat and otter.

In the canyon of Tara there are many traces of prehistoric, antic, Roman and Byzantian cultures. Restored monastery of Raca, tombstone necropolis in Perucac and Rastiste are a valuable part of Serbian medieval heritage.

Tara is a popular tourist center in Serbia.