Waterfalls always provoked people’s curiosity. They are considered to be outstanding natural phenomena as well as places of remarkable beauty. Most of the times, they are hidden in nature, challenging hikers to come and discover them. Waterfalls in Serbia are not some of the highest waterfalls in the world but they are wonderful examples of mystic nature gems. There are over 140 waterfalls in Serbia, with 80 of them located on Suva Planina (mountain). Here is our pick of the top 5 waterfalls you need to visit in Serbia.
With the height of 71 m, Jelovarnik waterfall is the highest waterfall in Serbia. It is located in the base of Kopaonik in the Jelovarnik territory. The waterfall is hidden in the woods on 1116 m altitude with three cascades. It is declared a nature reserve. Finding this waterfall is a hiking adventure for many. A path made out of wooden stairs and bridges over canyon will lead you to one of the most glorious wonders of nature in Serbia. Hidden river with clear green-blue water will leave you speechless!
Gostilje waterfall is located 250 km from Belgrade, 30 km from Uzice and 20 km from the center of Zlatibor. It is in the village Gostilje and it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Serbia. It is 20 m high and at 850 m of altitude. Even in the summer months, it is rich with water so it is a great tourist attraction all year round. The ground around the waterfall is steep but it is easy to get to it by wooden bridges. What makes this waterfall special is its surroundings. Rocks are covered with moss, shaded under a forest of pine trees with traditional houses scattered around in the area will make your visit even more interesting and you have a memorable experience.
Veliki Buk or Lisine waterfall is located in East Serbia at an altitude of 380 m and it is one of the highest waterfalls in Serbia with a height of 25 m. It was formed on little river Vrelo by accumulation. In the base of it, there is a small shallow lake. With the spring of the river Vrelo, waterfall Lisine is a protected monument of nature. Due to the other beautiful attractions in nature in the area, waterfall Lisine is one of the most popular sights in Serbia. One of the interesting features that make this place special is the platform from where you can observe all of the beauty of the waterfall.
Ripaljka waterfall is on the river Gradasnica on the mountain Ozren, 5 km from a popular touristic spa Sokobanja. It was a first monument of nature in Yugoslavia, back in 1948, and in that moment it was considered to be the highest waterfall. It is at an altitude of 420 m and 17.5 m high. The waterfall got its name from the local term to jump because the water falls from a great height. In the spring, the waterfall is a well-visited tourist attraction because of the amount of water that the waterfall accumulates and the specific sound it makes in the process.
Waterfall Bigar is on the Stara Planina, 5 km from the village Kalna on the way to town Pirot. Water falls from the height of 35 m down the rocks called bigar, which was the inspiration for the name of the waterfall. It consists out of cascades of accumulated rocks and it has different levels.The waterfall is located at the altitude of 450 m on the place where the stream Bukovski meets the river Staljinska. It is in the part of the Stara Planina that is not easily accessible so the waterfall is an example of intact nature.
Updated: August 10, 2017