The most famous natural attraction is certainly the greatest gorge in Europe, Djerdap, compressing the powerful flow of the Danube river in only 150 m wide gorge at the spot called Kazan. Due to its natural specificity, Djerdap is protected as a national park.
Eastern Serbia is known for the incredible archaeological discoveries, such as Lepenski vir, a prehistoric settlement from IV millennium B.C, which implies that in this territory flourished a unique and complex Stone Age culture, the most progressive culture in Europe at that time. The archaeology lovers will enjoy many archaeological sites of Roman culture in this area, such as: Diana and Kartas fortresses, and especially the imperial palace of Gamzigrad, a grandiose project of Galerius, the Great Diocletian’s son who wanted to signify the place of his birth by building Gamzigrad. He named the palace Felix Romuliana, after his mother.
Also, the visitors find attractive and interesting the following monasteries : the most famous among them is Gornjak, situated in the ravine of the Mlava river, built by prince Lazar; Bukovo monastery is located in the surroundings of Negotin, and Koroglas monastery is known due to the legend that a Serbian hero Marko Kraljevic was buried there.
Those who enjoy in spa tourism will be delighted with Sokobanja spa situated in the wide valley of the Moravica river between Ozren and Rtanj mountains. This place is,in fact, a huge park, adorned by a famous Ripaljka waterfall and Bovan reservoir. The spa was named after the fortress Soko-grad, topped at the high rock, built in the Middle Ages on the Roman ruins. In its vicinity, there is situated Rtanj mountain, with the highest summit-Siljak, in the shape of a volcano, from which one can have a beautiful view on the greater part of Serbia. In this region grow the herbs widely known as ’’Rtanj tea’’.
As the Danube is a natural border of Serbia with Romania, the same way Stara planina mountain is a natural border of Serbia with Bulgaria. Another name for this stunning mountain is Balkan, after which the entire peninsula got the name-the Balkans. Lately, this mountain has become a significant tourist destination; it has been invested in the development of winter tourism, but still there are undiscovered places representing a true heaven for the lovers of pristine nature.