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86 | / Vlasina Lake is a place of exceptional beauty. Famous for its islets that oat freely, you never know where they’ll come to a stop. It simply lures you to journey with them to some wondrous, hidden green oasis. Additional enjoyment is provided by the unusual colour of this lake. Blue that turns grey, then just o the banks turns an emerald green. Everything on the Vlasina Plateau, where the lake occupies the central spot, exudes beauty that one, mostly, falls in love with at rst sight. And once you’ve visited - you will constantly return here. The lake has only existed for seven decades, although it at first seems as though nature created it just there, at an elevation of 1,213 metres above sea-level. In reality, it was left behind on the spot where the muddy River Vlasina once flowed, before being dammed in the 1950s. Covering a surface are of around 15 square kilometres, at its deepest point it reaches a depth of as much as 35 metres. The sources of the lake’s waters comprise numerous rivers and streams that are still unpolluted and from which water can be drunk directly. Some 16 species of fish have found their natural habitat here. The lake has trout, catfish, chub, perch, carp, eel, Prussian carp and Crucian carp, making it a true haven for anglers. The lake is surrounded by the mountains of Čemernik, Plana, with the Vrtop peak, and Vardenik, the region’s tallest mountain massif. The first thing you notice when your travels lead you to this area is the beauty of its untouched nature. It is somehow simultaneously tame and uncontrolled. Wild horses run freely, herds of cows and sheep graze peacefully beside the lake and drink pure Vlasina water. A particularly fascinating natural phenomenon and rarity around the world that’s Na jezeru ima tridesetak većih i manjih plutajućih ostrva, a najveće, koje se zove Mobi Dik. Na većim ostrvima nikle su vrbe i breze, pa liče na male pokretne oaze Cela regija Vlasine obiluje lekovitim biljem, gljivama i šumskim voćem The entire Vlasina area is abundant with medicinal herbs, mushrooms and forest fruits Prirodi je bilo potrebno između 3.000 i 5.000 godina da stvori naslage treseta, koje su se prilikom punjenja jezera, polovinomprošlog veka, odvojile od dna i jednostavno isplivale na površinu. Na jezeru ima tridesetak većih i manjih plutajućih ostrva, a najveće, koje se zove Mobi Dik, široko je 250 i dugo 400 metara. Na većim ostrvima nikle su vrbe i breze, pa liče na male pokretne oaze. Prvo na što će vas meštani upozoriti kada stignete na Vlasinsko jezero jeste da budete vrlo obazrivi ako ste rešili da ribolovačku sreću okušate baš na nekom od ovih ostrvaca. Dešavalo se, kažu, da ribolovci ostave štapove zabodene u zemlju i utonu u san, a kad se probude, već su daleko od obale. Cela regija Vlasine obiluje lekovitimbiljem, gljivama i šumskim voćem. Ovde u sezoni možete sakupljati kantarion i hajdučku travu, pronaći vrganje i lisičarke, nabrati brusnice, šumske kupine i borovnice. Možete šetati borovim šumama, planinariti, skijati na vodi, voziti bicikl ili jednostavno sesti pored jezera i gledati ptice. Biće to fantastično iskustvo jer u ovom kraju ima 125 autohtonih vrsta ptica. Osim toga, Vlasina je prava vazdušna banja, pa će vam boravak u ovom kraju sigurno popraviti krvnu sliku. Vlasina kao predeo izuzetnih odlika pleni i zimi i leti. Plutajuća ostrva led zimi zaustavi, tada ne plutaju, već miruju blizu obale. Vlasinsko jezero svake zime bude prekriveno ledom, osim na mestima gde se nalaze veliki ulivni kanali, gde je konstantan protok vode bogate kiseonikom. Debljina leda je od 30 do 40 centimetara, a zimi se u proseku zadrži okomesec dana. U zimskom periodu, osim šetnje po zaleđenom jezeru, možete da iskusite i terene okolnih planina Čemernika i Besne kobile, koji su pogodni za vožnju džet-skija, skijanje, sankanje... Prava čarolija. iStock / Janus13

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