Stara Mountain and Sarlah
Stara mountain is also near Pirot. Midžor is the highest peak of Stara mountain. Midžor perak is on 2169 meters above sea level. And it represents the border between Serbia and Bulgaria. From the top Midžor, when the weather is nice, you can see half of Serbia. It is one of the most beautiful Serbian mountains rich in various types of venison. Hunting tourism is active in recent years . Nature lovers and hikers already have available “Planinarski Dom” and “Vrelo”. Vlaškom, Suvom and Svrljig mountains are surrounding Pirot, as well as with three lakes Zavojsko, Krupačko and Sukovsko.
They are a confirmation that there are tourist potential. Through this area passed the old ancient time, known as Via Militaris (military time), but in the Middle Ages as Constantinople. In recent years the mountain is center of skiing torusim.
Midžor is second highest peak in Serbia. On Midžor there are more than 1000 species of plants and animals recognized and waterfalls. One part is in Serbia and other is in Bulgaria.
Except Midžor there are many other peaks on Stara mountain. Among them Tri Čuke is highest and most interesting. And also this is thought to be most beautiful part of Stara mountain.
Sarlah hill is location is near Pirot. Many legends from this part of Serbia are about this hill. Mostly legents about buried treasure. Except that few more discoveries from that time are found. Fortress, basilica, coins and ceramic pots from 4th century are found too. Sarlah is considered that is area of antique suburb of Pirot. All this exhumation are showing that ancient Pirot (Turres) had much more importance in ancient times. In Sarlah hill was one part of ancient Via Millitaris road.
All this and more, great food are great things that Pirot is offering you if you visit.
Photo of Midžor by Snežana Trifunović CC BY-SA 3.0