The picturesque mountain town of Zlatibor is perched more than 1,000 metres above sea level. Popular with nature-loving holidaymakers, the resort is surrounded by lush pine forests and flower-filled meadows. Enjoy the beautiful alpine scenery, explore subterranean caves and visit local museums to immerse yourself in traditional Serbian culture.
Things to do in Zlatibor
Step back in time at the Sirogojno Open-Air Museum, which is dotted with traditional wooden houses. The museum sprawls across a grass-covered mountainside and offers a fascinating glimpse at Serbian life in the 19th century. Visit the gift shop to purchase unique handmade souvenirs.
A subterranean river flows through Stopica Cave, an enormous limestone cavern hidden in the slopes of Mount Zlatibor. Follow the well-lit path through the cave to discover shimmering pools and cascading waterfalls. Nearby Gostilje Waterfall is another popular attraction, with the falls tumbling 20 metres down a moss-covered cliff and splitting into a series of individual cascades. Explore the scenic trails around the waterfall and enjoy a picnic at the water’s edge.
Winter snowfall transforms Tornik Ski Centre into one of the top family-friendly snow sports destinations in Serbia. More than seven kilometres of groomed trails wind down Zlatibor Mountain and treat you to fantastic views over the surrounding peaks.
The scenic Sargan Eight Railway winds through the mountains and connects the villages of Sargan Vitasi and Mokra Gora. During the three-hour journey, you’ll pass by charming alpine villages and thick pine forests. You can also stop at a handful of lookouts where you can snap photographs and take in the spectacular views.
Getting around Zlatibor
Zlatibor is compact and easy to get around on foot, while rental cars offer the freedom to visit surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace. Trains connect Zlatibor with the nearby cities of Užice and Nova Varoš. Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is a three-hour drive away.