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Aerial View from Visitor's Centre
Aerial View on boats from Visitor's Centre
Nature of Zasavica
A bird in Zasavica
A bird in Zasavica
Visitor's Centre View
Visitor's Centre View


Think of the future, and remember the past.

History speaks about people inhabiting swamps of north Macva 5.000 B.C. They were cultivating the area, creating crop fields in the swamp, occasionally bringing water out or in. In that way they altered currents of Sava and Drina rivers, creating meanders and changing the whole landscape. The time passed and myths and legends left traces in the minds of people that this gigantic work must have been accomplished by giants, or more probably by dragons. It is because meanders are dragon lodges, which brought the strength and fertility to the land.

It is written in the Celtic maps that dragons once lived here, and there were eight such places in Balkans, including Zasavica. According to those maps you came to the wings of dragons – visiting the preserved nature of Zasavica Special Nature Reserve. It is preserved due to dragons, ancient keepers of large legendary treasures, by their immense power, or it was maybe done by people who possess the same spirit and strength?

Once this symbol presented the circular character and interconnection of natural processes

Simbol kružnog toka i povezanosti

Circular and interconnection symbol

The story that dragons inhabit Zasavica even today, still goes on. So, how can it be recognized? People say: “It is black and hairy underneath, and smooth and shiny on the back, just like otter.”

Recently, after long time in Zasavica, an otter was seen again. The manager, NGO Pokret Gorana, will award those who manage to take a photo of otter in Zasavica.

And after all, maybe it was a dragon…?

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