An abundance of challenges
The Kopaonik Tourist Center is located inside the National Park of the same name. Beside walks up and down the mountain “transversals” that will lead you through the healthy forests and meadows to the unforgettable belvederes, such as Pančić’s Peak, the “Sky Chairs” archaeological site, the Lake of Semeteš with its floating islands, the rapids of the Samokovska river… you can gain some quite specific experiences on the “Roof of Serbia”.
Adventures, educational programs, wellness
Those who cannot imagine their holiday without sports activities and adrenaline endeavors can expect to find excitements they cannot experience every day: paragliding, mountain biking, off-road drives in field vehicles, rafting on the rapids of the Ibar river, Alpinism, archery… Within the complex of the Center, there are different “installations”: bobsleds on the rails, the zip-line, carting… You can spend the days of your holiday by attending some of the educational programs and training courses, such as the schools of horse-riding, basketball, tennis. There are specially thought out workshops for children, a school in nature, a school of the English language, a school of health as well as a wide range of the relaxation programs of the Wellness&Spa Center.
During the summer, competitions in orienteering, the Blueberry Days, the Bicycle Race, CISM Mountain Races etc. are organized on the “Silver Moutain”.
“The Green Gates of Kopaonik”
Kopaonik is a mountain of the volcanic origin and a lot of medicinal waters spring from it. Jošanička Spa was built at one such hot mineral spring. The beneficial water, the abundance of vegetation, the pleasant height above sea level and climate are the initial basis for its accelerated development. “We’ve renewed the old bath built in 1935, so the Spa is completely placed on the map the health tourism of our country again. In order to make our summer offer more complete, we’ve arranged two pedestrian-biking paths that pass through the magnificently beautiful landscape of the ‘spa’s pine-tree-forested area’. They’ll be marked on the official map of the pedestrian and biking routes of the Natioanl Tourism Organization of Serbia,” says Radenko Cvetić, the director of the Tourism Organization of Raška, which manages the development of Jošanička Spa.
Exceptional cultural routes
Kopaonik is located in Raška Region – the cradle of the Serbian Mediaeval State. In the immediate vicinity of the Tourism Center, there are the cultural-historical monuments of precious value, which we recommend that you should see. First of all, there are the monasteries and the spatial wholes inscribed on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List – the monastery of Studenica, Old Ras with Peter’s Church, the Pillars of St. George and the monastery of Sopoćani. Among the exceptional monuments, there are also the monasteries of Žiča Gradac, New and Old Pavlica, Končul…