Excursion site Izvorak
Have you heard of the popular picnic area, which is located near the monastery of Stara Pavlica? If you are not used to it, stay with us and find out the most important information about it below. This locality is popularly known as Izvorak, and is only 9 km away from Raska.
Characteristics of the Izvorak picnic area
The Izvorak site consists of 2 units, which are separated by a railway, and connected by a ravine into which water flows from as many as 4 springs. It is assumed that this resort was named after these sources. There are several other smaller springs in their immediate vicinity, which should also be visited. Izvorak picnic area was renovated in 2004. It is classified as an ecological picnic area, and it is known for its folk festivals, which are held here: "Sabor besede i zdravice" and "Sabor izvorne srpske pesme".
Traditional Flute Festival - the main attraction of the resort
Izvorak picnic area has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. Part of the Raska spiritual festivities has moved to this very place, so that the traditional Flute Festival is organized here every year in August. During the arrangement of the Izvorak picnic area, 2 picnic canopies were built, 3 sources of drinking water were arranged, a pedestrian path was built, about a hundred meters of the bank of the river Ibar were arranged and electricity was brought. All this made this place shine in its full splendor and attracts an increasing number of visitors from year to year.
How to get to Izvorak picnic area?
- Izvorak picnic area is located near the monasteries of Stara and Nova Pavlica. If you start from Belgrade by car, it will take you 3 hours and 20 minutes to reach this place (by highway A2 and via Route 22).
- Novi Pazar is about 30 km away from the Izvorak picnic area, so you can reach it in half an hour's drive (via Route 22). You can call one of the following taxi carriers: Yellow cab maxi taxi (020 333 333), Alfa taxi (062 424 242) or ABE taxi (064 134 2565).