You need a break from the overcrowded city, hot asphalt and poisonous smog? Bor lake is the right place for you! Located just a few kilometers from Bor town and 250 kilometers from Belgrade, this small, but heaven like oasis is easily approachable. And when you get there- the time stops, and you get lost in the unspoiled nature, taken over by the sight you can’t see every day.
This watery jewel lies just beneath the Crni vrh mountain. The mountain streams were tamed back in 1959., and it seems that the nature accepted the will of men like its own, creating one of the most beautiful tourist pearls which Serbia has to offer- the Bor lake. 438 meters above the sea level, the smooth surfice of the lake, which occupies 30 hectars, reflects the pictoresque and luxorious beauty of nearby hills, where you can watch the swallows fly and listen to the sounds of wild birds and cicadas.
The crystal clear lake water gets green in the summer months, while the more shallow parts reach a comfortable temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, making the coastline perfect for swimming and escaping the city heat. The softly jagged lakeside has a lot of maintained beaches, paths for walking and recreation, sports grounds, and offer plenty other possibilities for an active rest, as the Bor lake becomes one of the most attractive tourist sites in this part of Serbia.
The extraordinary position and good traffic connections make it easy to visit the nearby attractions as well- Bor town, Brestovačka spa, Lazar’s canyon and cave, Felix Romuliana, Rtanj mountain, Dubašnica, Crni vrh mountain, Mlava’s spring, Gornjak monastery and numerous vinaries.
This is, also, a great place for fishing! So, who enjoys this sport, should head to the lake right away! The clean mountain waters which flow directly to the lake and the regular yearly restockings make Bor lake an adecvate habitat for a lot of fish species, including carp, bream, catfish, perch, carp, and all kinds of white fish. It’s not rare to catch a huge fish here, and come back with a fishing tale of your lifetime!
In the hotel area, located on the best spot, lies a tucked away, small etno-restaurant, which offers the unique specialties of East Serbia: various cheese, polentas, homemade pies, meat donuts, the famous ”Vlaške” pancakes, roasts and lamb under a baking lid… When preparing all meals, the restaurant’s chefs use only local, organic ingredients, collected in the nearby villages. The prices are much lower than in the hotel, and during the weekends there are musical evenings organized. Finally, the working hours are- as long there are guests inside!
If we convinced you to visit this treasure of nature, we recommend you to stay in the ”Jezero” hotel, located on the coast of the lake, which with its modern architecture stands side by side with the famous spa hotels of Europe.
Besides bed, breakfast and boarding services, the hotel offers additional facilities in specially equipped spaces, which are the banquet hall, the lobby bar with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool, spa & wellness center with a beautiful indoor swimming pool, surrounded by oval windows which offer a fantastic view on the lake, the forests and the pine-covered mountain peaks. The spa center has, in addition to the indoor pool, a Finnish sauna, a Jacuzzi bath, a salt room, and a well-equipped fitness center.
Outside the hotel, there is a playground with a lot of cute puppies, a bowling alley with a bar, and a hall for indoor sports- basketball, mini-basketball, darts, badminton, mini tennis and volleyball. If you seek an adventure, here you can rent a bicycle or organize a paintball clash with your friends. All rooms have a bathroom and an air conditioner, modern furniture, mini bar, safe, LCD TV and telephone, but what is particularly commendable- the hotel has six rooms specially equipped to suit persons with special needs.
If you are a luxury-lover and an incurable hedonist, we recommend you to book a VIP suite, equipped with a spacious living room, a comfortable and avant-garde sitting, a festive table, a bedroom, a spacious terrace and a Jacuzzi tub for two persons, in which you will be able to relax totally and experience some of the, perhaps, most romantic and erotic moments of your life, away from the problems of everyday life, connected and united with nature.