Vlasina Lake - the most important information
Welcome to Lake Vlasina! This accumulation lake is located in the southeast of Serbia, and was formed in the period from 1949 to 1954. Its surface is 15 km², while its depth reaches up to 35 meters. Lake Vlasina is located in the municipality of Surdulica. There are 3 villages on the shores of this lake: Vlasina Okruglica, Vlasina Rid and Vlasina Stojkovićeva.
History and characteristics of Lake Vlasina
There used to be a bog on the site of Lake Vlasina, better known as Vlasina mud, with limestone, reed and occasional water surfaces, from which the river Vlasina sprang. The construction of the lake dam lasted from 1946 to 1949. Lake Vlasina began to fill on April 9, 1949, and reached its full capacity (165 million cubic meters of water) in 1954. The color of the water in the lake varies from gray-blue along the shore to closed blue in the middle. Lake Vlasina has 2 "permanent or immovable" islands - Stratorium and Dugi del. It is also known for the floating islands, which changed their position over time, and were created from underwater flora grown on peat. On some islands you will be able to notice willows and birches, trees characteristic of this area.
How to get to the lake?
- If you are driving from Belgrade, you will need a little less than 4 hours of driving (via A1) to Lake Vlasina.
- You can also get to Vranje by bus. Kavim trucking regularly has its own buses that travel to the south of Serbia. For all additional information, call the Kavim agency number: +381 17 422 619. Kavim buses are safe, modern and safe, most importantly.
- From the center of Vranje to Vlasina Lake you will travel about an hour (via A1 / E75 and Route 40).
In the vicinity of Lake Vlasina, you will be able to visit important cultural monuments, such as: the monastery in Pala, the church of St. Nicholas in Crna Trava, the Tower in Klisura and the church of St. Peter the Apostle in Ruplje.