Kazan Gorge - Basic Information
The Kazan gorge is located in the passage after the Donjomilanovačka valley. In this area, the Danube boasts the greatest depth, which is 90 meters.
The gorge consists of two parts - Big and Small Kazan. It is only 150-170 meters wide, which makes it the narrowest part of the Danube. On the side rise some of the peaks of the mountain Miroč, Veliki Štrbac, 768 meters high, and Mali Strbac, 626 meters high. Before the construction of the Djerdap hydroelectric power plant, this place was a refuge for many fish that came from the Black Sea to spawn.
What else to see while passing through the gorge
While sailing through Kazan, you can also see the old Balloon stations, which are called Pena and Varnica. These are the systems that were in charge of controlling traffic before the Djerdap hydroelectric power plant was built. Their task was to signal to the incoming ships whether they could pass in the narrow part of the passage. If you want to see more beautiful nature after leaving the gorge, you can also visit the natural site Hajducka vodenica.
How to get to the Kazan gorge
By car: from Belgrade you can take route 34, via Požarevac, Golubac and Donji Milanovac. From Kladovo, follow the river upstream, passing through Tekija.
After that, you can continue your tour with some of the boats, which make regular tours.