Gostilje Waterfall – Gostilje Village
Gostilje waterfall is a must see wonder of nature within the beautiful Western Serbia. Known by locals as the place where according to the legend fairies can be seen bathing. This wonder offers visitors stunning views of the waterfall, within peaceful and colorful surroundings which will intoxicate your senses. Indeed this village was named Gostilje for no other reason than to describe the warm nature and hospitality of its local people.
Enjoy the products produced by local people whose traditional cuisine strictly adheres to the use of healthy products. Juicy fruits and seasonal vegetables, ham and bacon, dairy products, corn bread and corn meal, home-made plum brandy will make you feel right at home.
Aside from its wholesome food, Gostilje is famous for its crystal clear and healthy waters. A lively stream runs through the village, with its source being used for the production of the “Zlatibor” water, one of the healthiest bottled waters in Serbia.
The most special feature of Gostilje is its waterfall, actually a whole formation of waterfalls, elevating to the altitude of about 20 meters.
As far as its cultural and natural heritage is concerned, the “must-sees” are: Birth house and memorial room of Dimitrije Tucovic, the Gostilje library, various workshops dedicated to old trade and crafting skills, trout fish ponds, numerous watermills and of course the waterfall of Gostilje.
Surrounded by the silence of Zlatibor forests, the village is filled with many gems of nature. The river Katusnica is a genuine fisherman’s paradise, with whirlpools that offer the adventurous a bathing option. The Rakovicka cave, which is worth exploring, is one of many caves within the river Katusnica’s canyon. In fact, the whole village of Gostilje is surrounded by mountains, pastures, pine woods and waterfalls, and as such has outstanding camping sites, with many rest and leisure opportunities. It is a place where many medicinal herbs can be found. Nearby, there is a big football terrain, but also the old village of Sirogojno, the Stopica cave, art studios of Trnava and Borova Glava and the Zlatibor tourist center, combined together with Gostilje create a remarkable travel destination.