What makes Serbian landscape so diverse, are its various natural features located near each other in a relatively small geographical area. There are colossal mountains, plains, deserts, mild forested landscapes with series of streams and calm rivers, steep canyons and gorges and enchanting caves.

 OBEDSKA BARA / SWAMP - 50 km west from Belgrade

 

The abandoned meander of Sava river has been standing defiant for over two millenia and its beauty overshadows the river itself (as it flows through southern Srem). Nowadays it is a widely known special nature reserve, which attracts tourists, mostly people who love nature, from all around the world. It lures you with its beauty, mystique and heavenly nature; its grandeur and riches will fascinate you. After Yellowstone, Obed Swamp is the first nature reserve in the world, which was declared a special nature reserve,

DELIBRATO SANDS  - 62 km east from Belgrade

The Deliblato Sands (Deliblatska Peščara) is a geo-morphological formation of eolian origin of exceptional specific beauty and multiple scientific importance, created during the Ice age by wast quantities of eolian silicate and carbonate sands. Deliblato Sands is of diluvial origin and makes the largest European continental sands area. Deliblato Sands Nature Reserve is the largest oasis of sand, steppe, forest and wetland vegetation on the Pannonian Plain

ZASAVICA  - 90 km west from Belgrade

The Zasavica Special Nature Reserve is a former abandoned riverbed of the Sava River covering 671 hectares. The Zasavica Special Nature Reserve is located 70 km west of Belgrade, in the southern part of the Vojvodina Province and in northern part of the Mačva area. The base of the Zasavica Nature Reserve make water surfaces of Jovac and Prekopac canals, arranged natural course of the Batar stream, as well as the Zasavica River itself. Zasavica Nature Reserve is characterized by the presence of rare, endemic and relict species of birds, herbs and animals. Some endangered fish species not only in Serbia, but also in Europe, like” Umbra krameri” (European mudminnow) or “Lutra”, live only in Zasavica Nature Reserve.

FRUŠKA GORA NATIONAL PARK  - 80 km notrh-west from Belgrade

Former island of the Pannonean Sea, with the Latin name of Alma Mons is the Fruška Gora mountain today. Fruška Gora spreads along the 80 km of ranges between the Danube and Sava Rivers, over the southern part of Srem in Vojvodina, with the highest peak Crveni Cot (539 m). Fruška Gora Mountain is located just along the right bank of the Danube and spreads in the direction of west-east from Ljuba and Šarengrad villages in the west up to Stari Slankamen in the east. The oldest forests of the Fruska Gora mountain are under the highest level of protection – in the areas of the “Javorova gudura” and “Papratski do”, so are a number of natural rarities. Large areas of Fruska Gora Mountain are covered by woods (linden-trees, oak trees, beech, willows…), vineyards, fruitful gardens and orchards, where delicious and tasty vegetables and fruits, grapes, natural honey and benefiting royal jelly are grown and produced. Fruska Gora hides 16 orthodox monasteries famous for their specific architecture, treasuries, libraries and frescoes and numerous archeological sites from prehistoric and historic times as well.

ĐERDAP NATIONAL PARK – IRON GATE  - 80 km notrh-west from Belgrade

The Đerdap National Park is located on the right shore of the Danube River and it stretches along the river course of 100 km from the Golubac Fortress to the ancient Diana fortress in Karataš. The surface of the Đerdap National Park is 636 sq km, which makes it the biggest national park in Serbia. As for its natural beauties and culture, Đerdap National Park is significant on a European level and provides visitors an embrace variety of its preserved natural heritage. 

UVAC RIVER & LAKE  - 240 km south from Belgrade

 

Compound of unreal meanders that nature carved in a miraculous way, and the most beautiful color of crystal clear waters of Uvac Lake, will quickly introduce you to the magic of this special reservation. The status of a “special nature reserve” the territory around the river Uvac received thanks to unique plant and animal species that can be encountered here. The most significant is Griffon vulture, one of the 140 species of birds that live in the wild area of the natural reserve, making the symbol and brand of Uvac Canyon. (http://www.uvac.org.rs/ - only in Serbian, in cyrillic)

ĐAVOLJA VAROŠ - DEVIL'S TOWN - 310 km south from Belgrade

 

Đavolja Varoš is the result of the constant erosive process of the soil that experienced intense volcanic activity millions of years ago – the caps on the top of towers protect the columns while the rest of the dissolute is constantly washed away. The red earth columns and pyramids of Đavolja Varoš have various interesting shapes on the area of 4,300 sq. meters. There are over 200 pyramids – towers standing tall from 2 -15 meters with width at base 4 - 6 meters and at the summit 1 – 2 meters. 


All protected natural resources in Serbia

National Parks and Nature Reserves of Serbia