Nova Varos

Nova Varos

Autorka: Jelena Miladinović

Welcome to Nova Varos

Nova Varos - a town in southwestern Serbia, known for its beautiful surroundings, authentic coexistence of peoples and preservation of the traditions of Turkish times. This area can be an excellent base for exploring the beauties of southern and eastern Serbia. We present you the highest quality accommodation, the most famous restaurants, the most famous surrounding facilities and the city's beauties. Find all the necessary information, organize your trip and spend wonderful moments with dear people.

Nova Varos Apartments

Ruža Vetrova

Nova Varos · Surrounding places · Kusici
2 Bedrooms · 6 Guests
€40.89 night


Nova Varos · City · Center
1 Bedroom · 4 Guests
€23.36 night


Nova Varos · Surrounding places · Vilovi
1 Bedroom · 4 Guests
€46.73 night

Nova Varos Attractions

Manastir Dubnica

Nova Varos · Surrounding places

Manastir Svetih Kozme i Damjana

Nova Varos · Surrounding places · Zlatar

Manastir Janja

Nova Varos · Surrounding places

Zavičajni muzej

Nova Varos · City

Skender-pašina džamija

Nova Varos · City

Spomen-groblje na Javoru

Nova Varos · Surrounding places

Kamena gora

Nova Varos · Surrounding places

When to visit Nova Varos?

This hilly-mountainous area located in the north-eastern part of Sandzak is ideal to visit throughout the year. Although Nova Varos is a smaller place, this city has a rich culture, history and tradition and beautiful, exotic nature, so there is always something interesting to offer to all its visitors during all seasons.

How to get to Nova Varoš?

There are several options at your disposal on how best to reach Nova Varoš and the most popular place for all tourists from that area, Lake Uvac.
  • From Guca to Ivanjica
  • From Sjenica to Marko's plain
If you are coming:
  • By car-It is best to travel by car from Belgrade to Sjenica and then follow further signs to Ivanjica. At the seventh kilometer from Sjenica to Ivanjica, on the left you will see the popular lake Uvac. The road to the lake itself is hilly and quite narrow. Not far from the mentioned crossroads is the inevitable swing that you should not miss. There is another road through Nova Varoš that leads to the other side of the lake.
  • By bus - Several trucking companies regularly travel to Nova Varoš. Agencies Janjušević and Gaga tours have buses. The distance between Belgrade and Nova Varoš is 267 km, so the journey between these two places takes about 4 hours by bus. Of course, this may also depend on the carrier. The first departure from the station in Belgrade is at 06 and 15 h, while the last departure is at 22:00 h. In addition, the ticket price for the route Belgrade - Nova Varos is 1,600 dinars.
For all additional information you can contact the bus station Nova Varos, by calling the following number: +381 33 61 361

Activities for tourists in Nova Varoš

  • Visit to the art gallery Kvadratura kruga- In the premises of this art gallery, all visitors can discover the magical world of statues, sculptures and beautiful paintings that carry a strong message about modern man and the cruelty of today, but also tell the story of former youth and religion from this area. The permanent exhibition of the gallery is really something that would be a fun, but at the same time educational activity for every tourist. The gallery can be visited every day, except Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm with the obligatory announcement on the phone: 060 / 312-22-41.
  • Tour of the ethno village Štitkovo- This is, of course, one of the most popular activities for those tourists who decide to spend their vacation in this area. It is located near the entrance to Nova Varos. This increasingly popular ethno village is located near the spring Vrelo and is surrounded by wooded and hilly landscapes, which gives it a special charm. In the center of the ethno village is the beautiful church of the Holy Trinity, which is also often visited by locals and tourists. The ethno village of Štitkovo is special and significant because it really managed to preserve the ancient tradition of ancient architecture. The village is recognizable by its wooden, country houses that are over 200 years old. Another interesting fact is that this old village is still hereditary and that many locals still live in log cabins today.
  • Cruise Lake Uvac- This activity is an unforgettable experience for all tourists. The blue color of the lake as well as the greenery of nature that surrounds it will make this cruise a special atmosphere for all generations and will give you a chance to experience the whole area from a completely different perspective. Another great advantage of this cruise is the opportunity to see the famous griffon vulture, which is a symbol of this region. It starts from the dam of Uvačko Lake. The trip lasts a little less than five hours. However, due to the great interest and demand, reservations are required. For all information, questions and appointments call +381 (0) 69660801.

Events and festivals in Nova Varoš

  • Swimming for the Epiphany Cross - This famous event has been held for the last four years regularly in the organization of the administration of Nova Varos, on Kokin Brod and regularly gathers a large number of tourists and locals. Swimming for the Holy Cross is a special part and a memorial of Christ's years of life.
  • Sretenje night slalom - This is a traditional competition of the best skiers that takes place at night, every year on the big, national holiday Sretenje. The beautiful arrangement of the Zlatar mountain trail is there to welcome skiers every year on the trail, which is, for that event, especially lit by dozens of torches.
  • Zlatarfest- A series of events that promote the numerous tourist and economic benefits of this region is traditionally held on the mountain Zlatar, which is located not far from the village of Nova Varos. The program of this event is really rich and diverse, so you can find something for everyone's taste. In addition to the competition, all visitors to this event can enjoy an exhibition of the best cheeses from Zlatar, as well as the best buckwheat pies.
  • Goldsmith's regatta- This is an interesting and exciting event for all lovers of adventure and adrenaline. It is organized every year in the summer months and always gathers an incredibly large number of tourists and locals.

Activities for children in Nova Varoš

As there is not too much content for the youngest in Nova Varoš, our recommendation is to take the children to the nearby mountain Zlatar and enjoy a series of educational and fun children's attractions with them.
  • Active vacation with children at Zlatar
If you decide to go on vacation with children, fun, various interesting activities, but relaxation is something that is needed equally by parents and children. Mount Zlatar is here to give you all that. Our advice is to take the children on long walks and a tour of the beautiful gold lakes.
  • Plant research
What can be a special kind of fun for your children is exploring the very rich and diverse flora and fauna of this area. This is an ideal opportunity for the youngest visitors to learn educational and important facts about medicinal plants and their impact on general health.
  • Observing the griffon vulture
We believe that this will be an activity that will remain in your children's long and beautiful memory. The untouched nature of this beautiful region provides ideal conditions for observing the magnificent griffon vulture, a symbol of Nova Varoš and Zlatar. Another important and interesting fact is that you can experience watching the griffon vulture from a boat sailing on the Uvac.

What to see in Nova Varoš?

  • Javorski vrt- Javorski vrsta is a monument to brave Serbian soldiers who died defending Serbia on Kalipolje, not far from Javor. This monument is of great importance for Serbian culture and history, so it is really something worth seeing during your stay in Nova Varoš.
  • Trg vojvode Petra Bojovića- This bronze monument is also worth a visit and of great importance for our culture. It is located in the heart of Nova Varoš, on the main town square. It is one of the unavoidable places that you must visit in Nova Varoš.
  • Homeland Museum - The building of the Homeland Museum is really beautiful architecture and equally rich interior and exterior. Several different styles of architecture merge and intertwine, making the exterior of the museum very impressive for all interested visitors to Nova Varoš. The permanent exhibition of the museum is equally beautiful and significant. In the museum, all tourists can see the famous sword of Prince Mihailo, as well as the original seal of Prince Strojimir.

Accommodation in Nova Varoš

Nova Varoš is still a part of Serbia that should still progress and develop. Accordingly, a large number of accommodation units are located, above all, in the vicinity of Nova Varoš. Below we have singled out a few that are most popular near Uvac and Zlatar:
  • Villas - Zlatarski mir, Zlatarska pahulja, Maja
  • Apartments- Aronija Uvac, Brzakovic Uvac, Zone
In addition, although somewhat limited in number, accommodation is offered in Nova Varoš itself:
  • Apartments- Obrenic, Vision, Nena, Neda, Marija, Marinkovic
  • Villas - Ostojic, Iva, Matovic
  • Boarding house - Crown
  • Motel- Vihor

Important telephone numbers and information in Nova Varoš

Below we have selected the most important phones that you may need during your stay in Nova Varoš:
State institutions and public services
  • Municipality of Nova Varos 62-140; 62-142
  • Fire Department 61-774
  • Forest Administration 61-775
  • Red Mole 62-254
  • Post office Nova Varos 61-198
Health facilities and pharmacies
  • Nova Varos Health Center 63-150
  • City Pharmacy 61-420
  • Commercial Bank 61-502; 61-503
  • Vojvodjanska banka 64-663
  • Eurobank EFG 64-400 

Where to eat in Nova Varoš?

Nova Varoš and its even more beautiful surroundings offer a variety of places and places where you can enjoy various specialties of local cuisine.
  • Restaurant Vila Jelena- This traditional restaurant has been cultivating national cuisine for many years and is located near the center of Nova Varoš. In addition to an excellent selection of drinks, the restaurant is also proud of its top grilled specialties.
  • Restaurant Nana- Good, homely atmosphere, great culinary delicacies and a beautiful ambience are what this restaurant has been attracting a large number of its customers for years. This restaurant is located on Sveti Sava Street.
  • Restaurant Ognjište- In addition to an excellent offer of food and drinks, this restaurant is really proud of its very impressive and authentic environment. One of the great advantages and benefits of this restaurant is the large, spacious yard with a beautiful garden.

Where to go out in Nova Varoš?

If you are a fan of local music and good time, Nova Varoš is known for its hospitable taverns.
  • Kafana Prvi maj - A combination of tradition and folk music, as well as a warm, homely atmosphere, that is what it offers to its guests.
  • Villa Nana- Nana bar offers a rich selection of alcoholic beverages, as well as hot drinks in a very pleasant atmosphere and ambience.

Transportation and taxi in Nova Varoš

There are several taxi services in Nova Varoš, which are there to provide you with a safe ride from the center to all surrounding settlements and back. Taxi fares vary depending on the distance traveled, so for some you will have to ride a taximeter, and some you will be able to pay based on the agreed price. The most famous taxi services in Nova Varoš are:
Goran Tosunovic PR, Taxi Prevoznik Nova Varos, 064 2682385, Halit Dzanovic PR, Auto Taxi, Nova Varos, Djacka 3 033 63320,Taxi 707 065 337073
The listed taxi services operate 00/24

Parking and public garages in Nova Varoš

Most hotels and apartments have private parking for their guests, but it is important to note that the number of places is limited. As for parking along the streets and garages, you should keep in mind that Nova Varoš is a relatively small place, so you can find free parking spaces in the city center, as well as in the surrounding streets.

Surroundings of Nova Varoš

It is safe to say that the surroundings of Nova Varoš are a real, still unexplored and untouched jewel of lush nature and great beauty.
  • Uvac Special Nature Reserve - One of the most beautiful natural treasures of exceptional importance is located not far from Nova Varoš, only 49 kilometers away. Uvačko, Zlatarsko and Rodoinjsko lakes form a whole with an unrealistically beautiful canyon valley of the river Uvac. The water is turquoise and is surrounded by pristine, emerald greenery of the lush flora and fauna of this area, so it is no wonder that this reserve is under strict state protection.
  • Zlatarsko Lake - Another of the unavoidable beauties of the surroundings of Nova Varoš that we must not miss. The lake is surrounded on almost all sides by wooded hills and is located in the valley of Uvac, near Kokin Brod. After Djerdap and Perućac, this lake is the third largest in the whole of Serbia and has been one of the favorite and most popular picnic spots for young people for many years. Therefore, in the immediate vicinity of the lake you can find enough parking spaces, as well as various fun activities on the water.
  • Ice Cave - The real, hidden treasure of this area hides a series of interconnected halls with steep and abyssal canals. Lately, it has become an increasingly popular attraction around Nova Varoš, which many like to visit. However, important information for all tourists is that a tour of this cave is possible only with professional and experienced guides of the Uvac reserve with mandatory flashlights. The cave abounds in impressive cave decorations such as stalactites and stalagmites, as well as cave curtains and petrified pillars and draperies.
  • Uvacko Lake - The symbol of the municipality of Nova Varos and one of the most beautiful, artificial lakes in Serbia, is proud of its winding meanders and unrealistically beautiful, natural beauties. It was built for the needs of electricity production. In addition, on the shores of this lake is the largest, natural habitat of griffon vultures in the entire Balkans. The most famous part of this lake is the famous Molitva lookout point with an impressive view of the entire valley and the meanders of Uvac. 

History of Nova Varoš

  • Ancient history of Nova Varoš - The first settlements of Nova Varoš began in the middle of the 16th century. However, it was not until many years later that this area began to progress and gradually develop. In the 19th century, while the number of inhabitants was only 300 houses and 1200 inhabitants, Nova Varos was under siege by Turkey.
  • Recent history of Nova Varoš - Today Nova Varoš, thanks primarily to its beautiful surroundings and untouched nature and great natural resources, continues its growth and progress towards a real tourist center that will always offer its guests only the best.

Geography and climate of Nova Varoš

  • Geography of Nova Varoš - Nova Varoš is located in the southwest of the country and belongs to the Zlatibor district. Zlatar Mountain is one of the main features of this region with the highest peak Goli brdo (1,627 meters). This region is mostly hilly, rich in forests, pastures and winding rivers. What especially emphasizes the geography of Nova Varoš and its surroundings are the beautiful, turquoise lakes that create meanders, waterfalls of clear water and caves. 
Climate of Nova Varoš- The climate of Nova Varoš and its surroundings is ideal for many people who have rheumatic or respiratory problems. That is why this area and the Zlatar mountain were declared an air spa. The climate is mostly temperate-continental with pleasant and fresh summers, while winters can often be colder, with snowfall and temperatures below zero.

Demography of Nova Varoš

  • According to the census, Nova Varos has 16,638 inhabitants
  • The average age of the population is 36.1 years
  • There are 2306 households in the settlement 

Tradition and culture of Nova Varoš

Nova Varoš is characterized by a long tradition and culture that is constantly progressing and developing. These are some of the leading and most famous features of the culture and tradition of this area:
  • Livestock - Livestock has been a tradition and the main occupation of the inhabitants of this area for centuries. The meat, milk, cheese and cream produced here are of organic origin.
  • Zlatarski sir- Perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of this region, zlatarski sir, has been the winner of many local competitions for years. What sets this cheese apart is its special taste and aroma. Many claim that Zlatar cheese is the best cheese in the whole of Serbia.
  • Tourism - Mount Zlatar, its ideal climate and beautiful lakes in the area are responsible for the great success and progress of tourism in this region. Untouched nature, as well as rich flora and fauna are perfect for the further development of tourism in the Zlatar region and for all nature lovers.

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