Little House on the Drina

Top choice in Tara National Park

Many people harbour dreams of building a log cabin in the middle of a forest, but how about one in the middle of a river? Almost 50 years ago, a group of kids did just that, constructing a simple but sturdy cottage atop a rock in the centre of the Drina so they'd have a comfortable place to sunbathe. It's one of the most photogenic sights in the region; follow the signs near Bajina Bašta for 'Kućica na Drini'.

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1. Lake Perućac

10.06 MILES

Lake Perućac was created in 1966 by the damming of the Drina, and has been a favourite with families and fisherfolk ever since. Marking the border between…

2. Kadinjača Memorial Complex

10.09 MILES

Serbia's most grandiose spomenik (Yugoslav-era memorial), Kadinjača commemorates the Partisans from the Workers' Battalion who perished on this spot…

3. Lake Zaovine

11.32 MILES

Surrounded by thick woods dotted with quaint villages, the artificial Lake Zaovine is a serene spot in Tara's south. Almost preternaturally peaceful, it's…

4. Drvengrad

13.35 MILES

Drvengrad ('Timbertown') in Mokra Gora was built by enigmatic filmmaker Emir Kusturica in 2002 for his film Life Is a Miracle. Quirky flourishes are…

5. Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Centre

17.83 MILES

Based in and around the derelict battery factory that served as the Potočari UN base, this memorial centre incorporates a major display entitled…

6. Andrićgrad

19.31 MILES

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7. Mehmed Pasha Sokolović Bridge

19.7 MILES

Built in 1571 and named after the grand vizier who commissioned it, this glorious 11-arch bridge is the only structure in Bosnia confirmed as being…

8. Stopića Cave

24.21 MILES

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