The vast majority of Serbia’s territory is dominated by mountains, from the Pannonian hills in the north all the way to the borders with Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia in the south.
Serbia’s mountains belong to the Rhodopes, Carpathian, Balkan and Dinaric mountain ranges. In order to preserve the priceless harmony between the plant and animal kingdoms, some mountains have been protected as one of five national parks or have been proclaimed nature parks or areas of exceptional importance. Brooks and fast-flowing streams crisscross the mountains, many of which also harbor crystal clear lakes. Some mountains have been designated “climatic spas” because of their exceptional climates.