“Stara Planina” mountain range in Bulgaria and Serbia. After it got its name from the geographical term “Balkan”. For Roman times was called Haemus range. After that is the mountain chain called very differently (depending on the period); Aemon, Haemimons, Hem, Emus, the Slavs called Matorni mountain massif, Turks Kodžabalkan and the Balkans.
The name “Balkan” is of Persian origin and means “hilly place.” In Bulgaria and Serbia this chain is called Stara Planina and almost forbidden to use the name of Balkan due to bad connotations that the term draws to himself. Other names of this massif were Dak Shar, Shar Planina Mountain or tracery. “Stara Planina” is the largest mountain in eastern Serbia. Located not far from Knjazevac. “Stara Planina” is a protected natural area of the Republic of Serbia is of great importance that I Nature reserve category. Although she is still developing tourism, it attracts more and more tourists from the country and from abroad. Waterfalls are breathtaking, the villages that look as if time has stopped several hundred years ago, are just some of the attractions that make the “Stara Planina” real paradise for lovers of unspoiled nature. Certainly waterfalls are the biggest attraction. There are countless, but also a lot of undiscovered “Stara Planina” still keeps to himself. Waterfalls are located in a number of tributaries and the Toplodolskoj say.
The most affordable is Tupavica waterfall whose beauty leaves you breathless. Incredibly clean and cold water curtain falls from a height of about 15 meters over the wall red. Another attraction that attracts tourists is the cave church of St. Peter and St. Paul, near the village Rsovci. It is a unique fresco in the Christian fresco where Jesus is portrayed as a groom – no hair, which is popularly known as the Bald Jesus.