Sicevacka Gorge

(Google translate) Sicevo gorge is an imposing part of the Nisava River canyon, which is on its way to Sofia, at the end of the last slopes of the Svrljice mountains and the Suva planina. It is 14 km from Niš, it is 17 km long and divided into two parts, the upper and lower slopes.

Sicevacka Gorge

(Google translate) Sicevo gorge is an imposing part of the Nisava River canyon, which is on its way to Sofia, at the end of the last slopes of the Svrljice mountains and the Suva planina. It is 14 km from Niš, it is 17 km long and divided into two parts, the upper and lower slopes.

In the gorge there are two hydroelectric power plants built at the beginning of the 20th century, of which one still supplies Niš with electricity today. Of the other buildings in the gorge, the church of Sv. Petki in the nearby village of Ostrovica and the monastery of St. Sichevski Sv. The Virgin (built in 1644 and reconstructed in 1875, after demolition by the Turks) on the main road to Sofia.

If you take the road to the village of Sićevo, you can enjoy the unusual view of the breath-taking gorge. This village is also famous for vineyards and fine wine, and every summer here is the oldest art colony in the Balkans, founded by the painter Nadežda Petrović.

Because of the many natural values ​​and rare plants growing here, the Sicevo gorge was declared in 2000 as a special nature reserve. Sage, an extremely valuable and medicinal plant, which usually grows only in Mediterranean conditions, has found its only natural habitat in the territory of Serbia in Sićevačka gorge.

Sports lovers can enjoy hiking, walks, nature, fishing, rafting (2009 World rafting championship was held in this part of Nisava) and paragliding flights.

Coordinates:

Latitude: 43.335519

Longitude: 22.088634