Zlatar Mountain /Golo Brdo highest peak, 1627 meters/ is located between Lim, Mileševka and Bistrica rivers at the edge of the wild Pester Plateau, in south-western Serbia. All the entirely ecologic characteristics of the wonderful Zlatar Mountain perform meaning and characteristics of its name /golden mountain – the Blacksmith/ : flowering meadows rich in medicinal herbs, crystal emerald-green lakes surrounded by pine and birch forests, organic production of buck-wheat and sipping herbal tea on the scented herbal pillows, the harmony of the Mediterranean and mountainous climate, numerous sunny days /over 2000 sunny hours per year/, fresh mountain air rich in turpentine and ozone, spectacular endless views…
Zlatar mountain, thanks to its morphology, pleasant climate, specific fauna and intact nature, ranks among the main tourist regions in Serbia, suitable for eco, sport and re-creative activities, nature-discovery excursions, health and wellness tourism, hunting, conventions and village tourism. The largest habitat of the protected Balkan bird “griffin vulture” is located above the Uvac River Canyon, which belongs to the protected natural environment of Serbia. The Uvac Special Nature Reserve, best represents the entire ecological region itself, and rich in crystal-clear waters is abundant in fresh-water fish, the rafting and photo-safari programs attract many visitors and are the favorite destination in PANACOMP arrangements..
The 15 cycling routes of total 400 km have been marked within the West Serbia area, in favor of the active bikers and cyclists outdoor vacations. In this way the marked cycling routes connect tourist destination which provide visitors and locals choice of their wishes and physical conditions, as well as to choose tourist attractions they want to visit. Zlatibor is connected with the Tara Mountain via Mokra gora, Divčibare with the Užice area, Kosjerić and Požega. Arilje and Ivanjica are connected with the Golija Mountain, Uvac Special Nature Reserve, Pešter Plateau, Zlatar and Prijepolje. The cycling routes are well marked with the tourist signposts, there are wooden coverage in the resting points for cyclists, hikers and mountaineers. For the active vacations in Serbia, there are available bikes to rent.
By the Regulation of Republic of Serbia the area of the valley of Uvac River which contains Uvac, Zlatar and Radoinja Lakes, as well as hills between rivers of Uvac and Vapa and parts of their tributaries /Veljušnica, Zlošnica, Marića reka, Tisovica, Vršavina, Kladnica/ and their numerous streams are declared the Protected Natural Value of the First Category that covers the area of 7543 hectares and thus experiences special preservation regime.
Three emerald-green artifical lakes, the Zlatar, the Sjenica-Uvac and the Radoinja Lakes, as well as the Mileševa Monastery and other Medieval Monasteries and Churches and numerous well-preserved traditional customs and hospitable locals complete the tourist offer of Zlatar Mountain, that is often considered the most beautiful mountain in Serbia and the region. Finest quality of cow milk and extensive breed of milking cows, which freely live on pastures of Zlatar Mountain, guarantee excellent quality of full fat milk, which in the process of ripening and fermentation provide recognizable and uniquely autochtonous Zlatar cheese – which belongs to a group of white semi-hard cheeses. The Zlatar cheese is one of the most famous autochthnous dairy products from Serbia and protected brand of Nova Varos region with intense and favorable features, that can not be forged. There are around ten registered traditional cheese manufacturers in Nova Varos region, whose manufactured cheese quality excites visitors of Zlatar and consumers.
A most modern Adventure Park was opened recently in front of the Panorama Hotel, next to the Zlatarski zlatnik Hotel. It provides visitors of Zlatar Mountain lots of fun, while overcoming the obstacles, crossing from one to another pine tree, and “flying” along the safe-ropes from one part of the forest to another !