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The West Morava River

By Martin Brož (Martin Brož's camera) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The West Morava River
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The West Morava River Has Its Own Mount Athos.

It is enough to travel by car along the road E763 (Ibarska magistrala) to enjoy the beautiful site of Ovčar-Kablar gorge and to visit towns Čačak, Kraljevo, or Trstenik to be able to rest on the riverside with a charming view. Along the West Morava riverside there are many restaurants and caffees in these three towns.

The West Morava river begins near the town Požega in Western Serbia. Its famous part is Ovčar-Kablar Gorge which is known as the Serbian Mounth Athos – in the past about 30 small monasteries were built in this gorge. There is also a wellness center called ‘Kablar’ in the place called Ovčar Banja (spa village).


There are two hydroelectric power plants on the West Morava river and this whole region is economically well developed, at least it was before the transition (before the year 2000).


The West Morava river is 210 km long and flows into the Great Morava river which is the only river that starts and ends in Serbia.