Where is Kosjerić?
Kosjerić is a municipality located in the western part of Zlatibor district, between Podrinje, Valjevo Podgorina, Šumadija and Western Pomoravlje. It borders the municipalities of Požega, Užice, Bajina Bašta, Valjevo and Mionica. It stretches over the slopes of Maljen and Povlen mountains. To the south, it extends to the mountains of Crnokosa and Jelova Gora. The Skrapež River pumps life flowing through the valley. Hills, mountains, flowery and fragrant meadows are intersected by numerous streams and rivers. Fields are covered with flowers of medicinal plants. This is the perfect place for nature lovers. There is a town of Kosjerić and 26 villages in the municipality. All villages are connected by paved roads. Most settlements are in river valleys, where forests cease, and meadows begin. Some villages are located at an altitude of about 1,000 meters. The valley in which the town is located continues south to Požega. Kosjerić is 46 km from Valjevo and 47 km from Užice. It is 136 km from Belgrade and 340 km from the Montenegrin coast. The main road passes through the city, and also the Belgrade-Bar railway line. The exceptional geographical position of the town is complemented by the proximity of two tourist centres of this area: Zlatibor (56 km away) and Divčibare (26 km away).
What is the municipality of Kosjerić famous for?
Kosjerić municipality is well known for the development of rural tourism because it has many natural attractions and ecologically healthy environment. Hosts do their best to offer the best service and the most attractive conditions for tourists coming to this untouched part of nature. Guests can enjoy the benefits that cannot be offered in highly urbanized environments and the fast-paced lifestyle of everyday life: a relaxing stroll in the clean, fresh air, listening to birds chirping and leaves rustling, simple things that we mostly miss. The Jovanović family from Kosjerić municipality received the prestigious Tourism Flower Award at the 2019 Tourism Fair. Kosjerić villages are simply racing to welcome more guests and offer more attractions:
Mionica village is known for its native plum sorts and slivovitz. The locals are also engaged in the cultivation of raspberries. In the rapids of the Mionica River which offer tremendous opportunities for recreational fishing, one can go fishing for chubs, gudgeons and other fish.
Seča Reka is known for its 15th-century church-cabin.
The village of Makovište – by its springs –Taorska springs, a unique spring in western Serbia with mountain waterfalls, 2 to 10 m high.
There are also two thermal springs in Kosjerić municipality. One is in the hamlet of Despotovići, in the Dubica River basin. It supplies an Olympic-size swimming pool in Kosjerić, and the temperature of water of this spring is 21 degrees. Another spring is “Banjica”, in the hamlet of Spasojević with water of 25 degrees. The highest temperature of water is in the rig “Skakavci” – 40 degrees. The Taorski springs are the most interesting object near Kosjerić from a hydrological, touristic and natural point of view. The village of Varda has a boarding school that provides all the conditions for the implementation of nature teaching programs as it has fruit plantations where students can practically see how fruit is grown.
The Village of Kosjerić
The village of Kosjerić, where all tourism households provide a complete service – private accommodation in ethno-style furnished houses and environmentally sound food, as locals prepare their own vegetables from their fields and farms. Locals offer tourists an opportunity to participate in various activities, such as orchard work, fieldwork, mowing grass, harvesting hay, harvesting fruits, picking blackberries, raspberries and mushrooms, keeping livestock, splitting wood, preparing Serbian traditional meals or barbecue. Also, tourists can pick wild fruits and medicinal herbs and make juice, jams and dry them for tea.
Ethnographic values of the municipality of Kosjerić, original folk customs, folklore and cuisine are presented at events and happenings every year. One of the most significant is the “Shepherd’s Days” – a manifestation of original folk art
There is also the possibility of hiking and hunting large and small game.