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Mountains

Golija

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There is no doubt that in Serbia, mountain Golija is one of the most beautiful mountains and very abundant in forests. That is the highest mountain of southwest Serbia, officially recognized as the mountain air spa reservate. For its complete range of specific characteristics and advantages, Government of the Republic of Serbia preserved Golija as The Reservate of Nature of I category, in 2000., and the next year UNESCO categorized and protected the mountain as The Reservate of Biosphere in 2001. This is the only Reservate of Biosphere in Serbia. There is a huge range of natural rarities regarding this mountain beauty. The area that the mountain occupies and preserved natural biosphere are providing exisence for numerous species of flora and fauna, springs, brooks and rivers, as well as three lakes in the mountains.

Javor

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Mountain Javor is one of the mountains in Serbia with highest healing properties and capacities. It is located on 1520 m above sea level and yet not popularized enough for all healing propeties and advantages and the complete range of diseases such are anemia, chronical respiratory deseases, bronchitis, asthma, emphisems, and improving total health conditions and immunity, in general.

The complete region of Ivanjica, with mountain Javor as well, is widely known and rather interesting for its natural beauties and the ecosystem abundant in a wide range of flora and fauna specie. The forests growing on this mountain are rich in beech wood, spruces, oaks, willows, poplars, maples, birch, as well as forest fruits blueberries, roseberries, blackberries, strawberries etc.

Ivanjica region is quite remarkable place to visit for all nature lovers, as well as for all those interested in cultural and historical heritage and monuments such are the oldest school with internate in Ivanjica region, together with the church built by  janja in 1833. These localities are very famous for hunting tourism, thanks to diverse fauna world, and most dominating species such are foxes, rabbits, wolfs, roe dears, wild pigs, pheasants, grouse , eagles, owls,  hawks etc.

Javor is located in the area among rivers Tisovica, Uvac, Brnjica and Nosnica. River Nosnica is the natural border between Javor and Golija, and its highest peak is Vasilin peak on 1520m above sea level. Javor is rich in pastures  and pure springs as well as it became literary historical mountain since there are locations of war battlefields during 1804., 1876-1878. and 1912. Until the Balkan war in 1912., the border between Serbia and Turkish empire was on Javor.

During the spring and summer period, organized tours are providing siteseeing reservate Uvac , with Uvac lake as a part of this natural complex, where guests can enjoy the beauty of nature, driving in boats and visiting caves in the hills around. On Javor - Sjenica road there are Sjenicko lake and Uvaccanyon, where is the natural habitat of whitehead eagle, one of rares in Europe. It is possible to organize weekend tour on Sjenicko lake and drive in boat between the mountains full of cave jewelry as well as visiting kanyon Uvac.

Mučanj

Mucanj 12.08Mucanj is a mountain in the soutwest part of Serbia, located in the west side from Ivanjica, the north side from mountain Javor and the east side from mountain Murtenica. The mountain is near Katici village. The highest peak of the mountain is Jerina peak on 1534m above sea level. Mucanj is known for its soil structure and rocky cliffs forming Jerinas fortress, noticable from the main road passing just down the mountain. Mountain Mucanj is abundant in caves as the special form of the soil structure of the mountain. This mountain is famous for the memory of Saint Sava, who climbed up to one of the highest peaks on Mucanj, and, according to a legend, he placed his shepherd rod on a stone that turned into a spring of water with healing properties, that is still in function , so the very fact that this peak is frequently visited is not a surprise.

About Ivanjica

Ivanjica municipality is one of the biggest in Serbia with its area of 1090km2. Ivanjica is the part of Moravica region, surrounded by municipalities ofArilje, Lucani, Nova Varos, Raska, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar and Sjenica. The number of Ivanjica citizens is 32380, according to statistics from 2011. 

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