GOČ

Discover the secrets of nature

Goč Mountain

Goč, officially the most forested mountain in Serbia, abounding in flora and fauna, has been attracting lovers of intact nature for decades. Goč is known for the diversity of flora and endemic species and is also considered one of the richest mountains in the Balkans.

Rich vegetation adorning every corner of this mountain, lookouts offering a view of half of Serbia when the weather is nice. From the Krst lookout point, you can see Kopaonik, Rtanj, Gledić, and Rudnik mountains. This lookout is one of those where you will want to take a lot of photos so that you can take some beauty of it with you.


Selište Lake

One of the main symbols of Goč is the Selište artificial lake at the Gvozdac site. It was made for the needs of the water supply of the Vrnjačka Banja inhabitants, so due to its characteristic purpose, swimming and fishing in the lake are prohibited, but during the summer months, it is very popular for trips and camping.


Restaurants

A memorable experience of this unusually tame mountain is contributed to by the restaurants accommodating fishponds with the famous Goč trout, where you can enjoy the food and ambience at affordable prices.

Kaymak, cheese, homemade hot rakija, and buns baked on the wood are just some of the specialties that will make you want to return to this mountain if you are a gourmet.


Hiking trails

Hiking trails On Goč Mountain, hiking trails have been marked by 30 boards. Nature lovers will have the opportunity to experience Goč in a new and easier way.

1. Krst peak- Length: 1.35 km

Total elevation gain: 102.3 m

Time required (approximately for recreational users): 45min-1h

Hiking trail to Krst peak on Goč, suitable for athletes, recreationists, and entire families.

2. Goč Center – Selište lake – Length: 6.28 km

Total elevation gain: 147.0 m

Time required (approximately for recreational users): 1h30min-2h

Circular hiking trail to the Selište lake on Goč, suitable for athletes, recreationists, and entire families.

3. Selište Lake Small – Length: 2.35 km

Total elevation gain: 70.0 m

Time required (approximately for recreational users): 45min-1h

Hiking trail Jezero MALA, a circular trail around Selište lake, ideal for family walks or recreationists who want to see and photograph the lake from all angles.

4. Selište Lake Big – Length: 5.15 km

Total elevation gain: 142.6 m

Time required (approximately for recreational users): 1x-1x30min

Hiking trail Jezero VELIKA, a circular trail around Selište lake, ideal for those somewhat fitter, both athletes and recreationists. The trail leads along Selište lake but also through the beautiful forest environment of Goč Mountain.

5. Lisača Viewpoint – Lenght: 2.41 km

Total elevation gain: 108.9 m

Time required (approximately for recreational users): 45 min

6. Ljtken Peak – Lenght: 3.69 km

Total elevation gain: 174.5 m

Time required (approximately for recreational users): 1h25min


Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God is located in Stanišinci na Goču. Tucked away on this beautiful mountain, it is a small paradise.


Monastery of the Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries

Cosmas and Damian

The monastery of the Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian is located in the upper course of the Rasina, near the village of Pleš, at 922 meters above sea level. It is believed that the monastery in the village of Pleš was built around 1420, and its construction is related to Radič Postupović, the ruler who built a medieval town – fortress called Koznik near the monastery.


Koznik

Less than an hour’s ride from Vrnjačka Banja to Aleksandrovac, on the road leading via Goc, is the historical treasure of Serbia, Koznik, today partially preserved and under the republic protection as a cultural monument of great importance. It is located on a hill above the Rasina River, and as such a fortress, it dominates the surroundings. Historical data relate Koznik with Radič Postupović, the nobleman of Despot Stefan Lazarević.

The hill on which Koznik was built is surrounded on three sides by sharp rocks, making it extremely inaccessible. The fortification itself is irregular in shape and follows the terrain configuration. It comprises eight four-sided square towers located at approximately the same distance. Traces of Moravian-style construction show that Koznik was most likely built during the reign of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović (1371-1389).