ZLAKUSA AND POTPEĆ
Traditional pottery, making dishes of natural materials and according to the 300-year-old craft is still very much alive in this part of Užice municipality. Zlakusa houses the International Colony of Art Ceramics every summer for more than 20 years.
When it comes to Potpeć, it is home to the spectacular cave with the largest 50-meter-cave entrance in Balkans. Visitors can take the 555-meter-trail that goes through its halls and among various stalagmites and stalactites. Petnica river springs out of the cave, allowing locals to farm some of the best trout in the region.
MOKRA GORA, “ŠARGAN EIGHT”
This settlement of Užice is a must-see given that it is abundant in tourist attractions. Not only that this is the once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to take a ride in the nostalgic Šargan Eight train, but they can also visit Drvengrad, the wooden village on the hill created by the famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica.
CLAIRVOYANT VILLAGE OF KREMNA
On the slopes of Tara mountain and not that far from Mokra Gora, there lies the village of Kremna. Besides its beautiful nature, Kremna is best-known for the Tarabići family who lived here in the 19th century and whose members were presumably clairvoyant.
One of the hills surrounding Užice is called Jelova Gora. The village of the same name lies at an altitude of 850 meters, 9 km away from the city. It is abundant in herbs, waters, and trees, fresh air, but also very much suitable for hunting. This is also the place to pick the so-called wild blueberries that are extremely healthy and were once brought to tables of kings and presidents.
This breath-taking mountain of an exceptional ecosystem with endemic species is protected by the state. The Tara National Park is founded in 1981. Tara is also famous for some stunning views, but for lovely lakes as well. The area is very popular among visitors and therefore abundant in all kinds of accommodation.