The springs in Serbia are the places that can hypnotize and confuse you. To admire the turquoise water, or blue-green spring, you don’t have to go to one of the Greek islands. It is enough to visit one of the many and amazing springs of Serbian rivers.
Beautiful colors of springs maybe surprised you in some photos that present the natural beauty of Serbia, but those who have seen them live say that the feeling is incomparable. For some it is not known how deep they are, for some it is not known whether are the biggest fountain or the shortest river, but we all agree that these are locations which should further be promoted. Here are six the most beautiful springs in Serbia.
Krupajsko Spring is the most popular and certainly the most well-known spring in Serbia. Almost everyone knows for the photo of the spring and most of them at first thought that this place is a fantasy forest on the other side of the planet. However, to see the turquoise jewel is enough to stop by the Eastern Serbia. Western foot of the mountain Beljanica keeps this precious and all the mysteries that researchers have not yet been able to determine,like how deep is this beautiful spring? The transparency of the water at different times is from 1 to 5 meters, and some research from a decade ago assumed that the depth could be over 120 meters. Another mistery is the origin of Krupajsko Spring , because there is no stream which fills this spring with water. Krupajsko Spring starts from Krupaja River, which later flows into the Mlava as its left tributary. This idyllic spring not always looked like this. Initially, there existed a wooden dam collapsed by the water, and then was built a dam of sterner material and since then it received an appearance of lake. However, it's not a lake in which you will be happy to jump in considering that the water temperature is between 9 and 11 degrees. Before the construction was made, the water came out from the cave, which now you see only a part. The road to the spring is available to everyone, because it leads from one of surrounding cities, and that area offers valuable natural and cultural - historical sights. On the way to the spring is the Monastery Manasija, and the Ravanica Monastery, the endowment of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic, is also close.
Mlava Spring is protected as a hydrologic monument of the first category. The reason for this can be noticed at first glance, but the list of features that gave it the status is a lot longer. Zagubica Spring, what's its other name, is the source of the River Mlava and widely known as a tourist attraction. The first reason for that is its amazing look that it owes to algae. They provide a blue-green color of the Spring Mlava, which is why tourists come at least to take pictures next to this marvelous oasis. Wooded slopes only emphasize the magical color of the water, whose transparency is sometimes up to 10 meters. Spring Mlava is only one kilometer away from the center of Zagubica, and tourists do not need a lot of skills to discover dark green jewel of the area. The temperature of the springs is from 9 to 11 degrees. The spring has the look as the lake, and the environment is an excellent regulated so tourists can relax and enjoy the blue - green scene depending on how the light plays with water.
This is not one, but two springs. Gradac River is interesting for its many features among which is that it has two springs - Springs Gradac, widely known for their beauty. The first spring is Zelenci and consists from 7 sources on the left bank of the river, spread over a length of one hundred meters. This is the most powerful and the highest spring that emanates from the wall above the riverbed. Another area highlight is about 250 m downstream, at the concave part of the river meander, at its right side . For the most part of the year, the highlight of this spring, which is called “Kolovrat” (a spinning wheel), is masked by water river flow of Gradac and water spring Zelenci. Gradac River, known for its purity, gathers rich animal world. Pureness of the Gradac Springs water provides them an unforgettable look and experience to all those who decide to visit them.
The largest spring or shortest river - that is the question. Perucac Spring, another spring in Serbia, is leading the battle for the most beautiful spring in Serbia against Krupajsko. Many call this spring a river, and even has a different name for that - Year, because of its length of 365 meters. For now it is definitely appointed as the largest spring in Serbia. This spring is located ten kilometers away from Bajina Basta, behind a mountain of Tara, and is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful locations in western Serbia. Perucac is one of the springs which can boast with exceptional water purity. At start, there are even the fishponds to which there are regulated paths and environment. Waters of this spring pass through the village of Perucac and those who have visited it say that is especialy important in the summer months when they refresh the whole city. One of the most beautiful characteristics of Perucac Spring is that water passes over rocks with such force that in one moment makes slopes and waterfalls. Visitors who had the opportunity to see the biggest spring in Serbia, criticize that is developed only part of the pond instead of along the entire course. Many who have visited it say that it is the Perucac most beautiful spring in Serbia.
The right time to admire this beauty, which perhaps you've never even heard of, is in spring. That is the time when this spring has the most water and therefore during these months you can enjoy the most impressive release of these springs that are located near Valjevo. Today almost forgotten, they used to be the main asset of tourist brochures in Yugoslavia. Although now don’t have that look, they still continue to act fairly powerful and magical, say those who have struggled to come to them. Taorska Springs were a tourist attraction during the 1980s, when the springs capped and the water was taken for the purposes of Kosjeric water pipelines. Despite this, the water still here exoticly over flows from the opening of the cave over the rocks and manages to create the impression of a waterfall in some distant country. Springs flow into the river Skrapez whose origins are located under Povlen, one of the most Valjevo mountains. It is interesting that here used to exist 12 watermills but unfortunately until now only a few have survived. Springs can be reached by car via Kosjeric and there is a bus that goes from Valjevo to Donji Taori.
A favorite picnic site of Paracin also could be a serious attraction among domestic tourists. The whole river has a blue-green color. That is how the lucky ones who enjoyed picnicking beside it describe it. However, the real enjoyment is when you climb 3 km upstream and get to the Spring Grza. There are a number of springs, but the most beautiful, as they say, is under the beech, and the best time to visit is also the spring. Precisely because it has the most water during that period, and its intensity gives an excellent impression to the viewer. The water here falls in cascades with green frame made by surrounding nature and makes a scene that will be etched in your mind. Impressions of those who have visited this excursion are different. Some say that the traces of human habitation are visible on all sides and that misses few wooden benches, others argue that the environment is nice furnished. Yet all are unanimous in the fact that is all forgotten when it comes to Spring Grza. There is a bridge of love, on which can be found and a few locks just like in Vrnjacka Banja. Also, there is the path of health and local caves for all those who love the nature to see as much as possible. While you're there you can visit the Monasteries Ravanica, Sveta Petka and Manasija. Many say that for this trip should be set aside at least one day. The food is also trump card of this place so it is recommended that you try Grza trout, beans from Grza or lamb.