Ozren - the most important information

Are you planning to visit Sokobanja soon? If the answer is yes, stay with us and find out more about the sights of this popular tourist destination. Sokobanja lies on the northern slope of Ozren. The value of this mountain is best evidenced by the words of Ivo Andrić, our only Nobel laureate, who described it this way: "It is difficult to say whether the roads to Ozren are more beautiful in spring, when the heights look like green and flowering gardens, or in autumn, when the mountains it took on a variety of colors, from yellow of various shades, through yellow and bright red, to brown and brown, thus evoking a spectrum that is rarely seen. "

What can you see on the mountains of Ozren?
Mount Ozren contains many interesting things, so we have singled out some of them below.
  • Park on Ozren - it is about 4 and a half kilometers away from Sokobanja, and you can reach it by bus, car, on foot or by bicycle.
  • Ozren Special Hospital Complex - in this complex there are arranged fields for small sports (football, basketball, volleyball and tennis), as well as a small lake with brown trout at the source of the river Gradašnica. In addition to that lake, there will be a restaurant with a summer garden at your disposal, where you can stop by and try some of the local specialties.
  • Ripaljka Waterfall - one of the most beautiful and largest waterfalls in Serbia. This waterfall will leave you speechless, so you can take beautiful photos here, which will forever remind you of this place.
  • Arranged picnic areas Kalinovica, Očno and Vlasina - you can reach these picnic areas by asphalt road. They are 2 km away from the mentioned complex.
  • Ozren cave - about 580 meters long. This cave has 1 hall and 5 galleries. Unfortunately, it is still not arranged for tourist sightseeing. Remains of various vessels and pottery were found in it, which are believed to be from the Neolithic era.
  • Jermenčić Monastery - built in the 14th century, dedicated to the archangels Gabriel and Michael. Every year, a national assembly is held at this place, which attracts a large number of visitors.
How to get to Ozren?
  • If you start by car from Belgrade, you can reach this mountain in 2 hours and 45 minutes (by highway A1 / E75).
  • From the center of Sokobanja to Ozren, you will need about ten minutes via Route 218. As the distance is not great, we recommend that you use the services of a taxi service, which is very affordable in this city (start is 50 dinars). You can call: Green Taxi (069 636-215) or Tron taxi (069 559 16-69).
Additional information
All picnic areas on the mountain Ozren are arranged, they have springs and drinking water fountains, as well as places for lighting a fire, so they are suitable for all-day excursions. For all visitors with an adventurous spirit, there is a possibility of conquering the highest peak of Ozren, which is called Oštra čuka (1174 meters). From this peak you will be able to enjoy an incredible view of the Sokobanj valley.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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