is located in western Serbia at the municipality of Bajina Bašta.
Village Zaovine is made of 28 smaller villages on mountainous
terrain covered with forest. There is lake Zaovine and canyon of
white Rzav called „Sklopovi“.
It is in the southern part of Tara called the flat Tara.
Geologically it is natural connection between Tara and Zlatibor and
Mokra Gora valley. Its minimal elevation is 784 m and maximal is
1.412 m (peak Miloševac) It covers area of 5.593,61 ha
Zaovine is famous as the place where in village Đurići in 1875.
famous biologist Josif Pančić discovered new kind of tree which gets
name Pančić spruce (Picea omorika). Zaovine is the only place on
which Pančić spruce can be found on serpentines. On location Kik –
Sklopovi is its locus classicus
- Geological attraction in the valley of river White Rzav, in Luke:
Grad, with ruins of medieval fortress. There is a legend about the
ruler of this fortress and his unfaithful wife.
- Crkvine at the foot of Grad and remains of medieval church.
- Observation decks (Zmajevac, Bela Voda and
Parts of cultural heritage of this area are the objects of ethnic
architecture which witness architectural skills of people of this
area: log cottages of stari vlah and other objects of a house
hold; these objects were used by shepherds during summer;
Stock farming has long tradition in
these parts – milk, cheese, meat and kajmak made here are the goods
oh the best quality on domestic market.
Zaovine are ideal place for water sports, fishing, orientation,
eating in nature…