Pećina Vetrena Dupka

Vlasi, Pirot

Wind Hole Cave - the most important information

Vetrena dupka cave is located on the northern branches of the Vlach mountain, in the village of Vlasi. It is one of the largest caves in southeastern Serbia. It is located on the left side of the Jerma valley. This cave with an unusual name is divided into 5 interesting units. Stay with us and find out more about her below.

Characteristics of the Wind Hole
Vetrena Dupka is a tunnel river cave, which is cut in Cretaceous limestone. It was created by the erosion of the Berovicka river. The total length of the examined channels of the Vetrena dupka cave is 4150 meters, while its depth is 280 meters. This cave consists of 2 morphological units: long, narrow and meandering caves and a deep cave Pešterica. Chemical sediments are present in the lower part of the Vetrena Dupka cave - in the main corridor and downstream from the siphon lake. Cave jewelry is mostly unclean and most often occurs in higher halls and canals. The middle part of the cave corridors is richly decorated.

How to get to the cave?
  • If you start by car from Belgrade, you can reach the Vetrena Dupka cave in 3 and a half hours (by highway A1 / E75).
  • From the center of Pirot you can reach this cave in about 20 minutes drive (via A4 and Route 223). Since the distance between these 2 places is not great, we recommend that you call the taxi service: Fox Taxi 010/321 111 or Flash Taxi 010/234 61 08.
Additional information
The cave of Vetrena Dupka was named after the former opening, through which a cold wind was constantly blowing. It was first explored in 1941, by Ivan Buresh, a Bulgarian zoologist. During that research, Ivan discovered a hitherto unknown species of cave locusts, which still lives in it today. Unfortunately, the Vetrena dupka cave has not been fully explored yet and is therefore inaccessible for visits.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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