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The Most Fascinating Caves in Serbia

There are more than 2000 caves throughout Serbia hiding their cave jewelry and historical stories from the ancient times.
Serbia is very rich in speleological localities
Nature has given caves in Serbia the most extraordinary shapes showing its infinite imagination. Most of them can be found in the eastern part of the country. Caves in Serbia have huge touristic potential, that's why we expect more researches, infrastructure and accessibility, so it is easier to reach the caves themselves. Although, only few are available for tourists, entering one of them will absolutely astound you and drive you back through time to the living ambient of prehistorical man. The caves have a unique aesthetics that nature shaped for centuries, and of course there are magical tales of a hidden treasure and "hajduks" (freedom fighters) sheltered in those caves. We present you 8 fascinating Serbian caves that are open for visitors.

Risovacha cave

If you want to return to the ambient of a human life during the time of Ice age, you should head directly to Arandjelovac, where Risovacha cave will roller coast you hundred thousands years back through time! Its peculiarity lies in the proven fact that our ancestors were using this cave as a shelter even during the last glacial period. A replica of a prehistorical family regularly welcome curious tourists and bring them closer to the experience when hunters and families were hiding there. Through underground corridors of Risovacha walked along the cave lion, buffalo, bear, mammoth, leopard whose fossil remains were found at the site itself. It is estimated that these remains are about 100,000 years old. You may request the visit here.

Rajko's cave

Another extraordinary cave among Serbian caves is certainly Rajko's cave located near town of Majdanpek. The cave, decorated with many natural cave ornaments, by people's belief, contains more hidden treasure such as the prey of looted caravans that Rajko himself hid inside during 19 century. "The stone hammer", now preserved at the Museum in Majdanpek, was found at the entrance to the cave and testifies to the fact that this place existed in prehistory. The halls and corridors of Rajko's cave abound with the finest cave jewelry of both stalactites and stalagmites. According to some information, Rajko was a mechanic from the 19th century. By people's belief, he was robbing Turkish caravans in the night and was hiding all the prey inside the cave. Many researchers passed through the halls of this beauty, but none found the famous treasure. However, many still believe that in some of its corners, hidden treasure is still waiting to be discovered! You may request the visit here.

Ceremoshnya cave

is known for its fascinating collection of cave jewelry and the "Arena" hall, which reminds us to the Roman Colosseum. It has the title of the most beautiful among the Serbian caves due to exceptional cave jewelry, draperies and waterfalls in its halls. Ceremoshnya's domed ceiling is lined with white crystal calcite and adorned by many stalactites and transparent curtains and folds. Caves are usually full of mysteries, so Ceremoshnya hides the secret of the Strugar river. This stream creeps into the cave and then disappears into the abyss. It is interesting that the stream springs from another cave in the form of a spring. It is assumed that between the two caves there is an underground system that is a few kilometers long. The cave is under the protection of the state as a natural good.You may request the visit here.

Resava cave

About 20 km from Despotovac in the area of Gornja Resava lies the true gem of nature - Resava cave. Just until recently, the approximately 80 million years old Resava cave was kept secret by the local shepherds. Its decorations make it one of the most beautiful caves in the region. In 1962 a shepherd has shown the Resava cave to some mountaineers from the town of Svilajnac, and the cave was researched entirely just afterwards. Ten years later, after the preparation, the cave was opened for tourists revealing its 45 million years old decorations. Resava cave was created before the great ice age by the subterranean rivers that had cut their path in the limestone terrain. It is one of the oldest and at the same time the most beautiful in Serbia. It is under protection of the state as a monument of nature. Visiting of Resava cave is included in two of our tours: "Djerdap + caves & springs" and "Jeep safari + Hiking"

Potpecka cave

Located in the village of Potpece, near Uzice, this cave was built by the water flows and is know for its magnificent entrance in the shape of a giant horseshoe. This is the biggest cave entrance in Serbia. Potpecka cave may be one of the most interesting for its "architecture". The cave consists of three floors of passages decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, pillars and coral-like calcite deposits. The two main parts of this beauty are Upper and Lower caves whose walls are decorated with rare cave jewelry. Research has found that a man from the time of Neolith found a shelter in its halls. You may request the visit here.

Stopich cave

This limestone cave near Sirogojno, on the slopes of Zlatibor mountain is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Western Serbia. This river cave, which has been named after the nearby village, has many astounding elements for the tourists. Rimstone baths are its trademark, they were created by sedimentation of limestone and have a very specific appearance. The cave consists of two caverns - an underground river course channel and a spring cave, connected by the underground flow of the Trnavski Stream. Stopich cave is most famous for its 10 meters high subterranean waterfall. During high waters, the entire bottom of the Main Passage is flooded. Visiting of the Stopich cave is included in two of our tours: "4 Days in Serbia" and "Uvac & Zlatibor"

Lazar's cave

Lazar's cave is a part of Zlot's cave system which includes Vernjikica cave as well. It is also known as an archaeological site. The remains of three different ages were found in it: Bronze, Copper and Iron age, and fossils proving that cave lion, cave bear and cave hyenas used to walk in this cave. Throughout history, the Lazar's cave changed its functions so in the Bronze age it was the hunting station, while during the Iron age the center of metallurgy. It is the longest explored cave in Serbia. According to 2012's Recent Landform Evolution: The Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Region, the cave is 9,407 metres long. Lazar's cave has been under the protection of the state since 2005 as a natural good, and is located near the natural monument - the Lazar's Canyon. Visiting of the Lazar's cave is included in our "Djerdap + caves & springs" tour.

Ice cave

The nature reserve Uvac is almost inevitable when it comes to our top natural tourist attractions. At the end of the Uvac Lake there is a system of cove-like caves, with the distinguished - Ice cave, recently researched and secured for the tourists. The name spontaneously came alive because of the constant temperature inside of 8 degrees. The treasures of the Ice Cave are accessible to a small number of visitors, because it can be reached only by boat ride through Uvac lake and climbing the metal stairs on a steep lake shore. Visiting the beautiful Ice cave is possible only with the guides because in some parts the vaults are narrow and below the meter. Visiting of the Ice cave is included in our "Uvac & Zlatibor" tour.
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