The richness of the flora of Djerdap National Park is reflected in over a thousand plant species and more than 20 elements of the flora, including the Sub-mediterranean, Pontian, Moesian, Balkan etc. all of which indicates a specific history and present characteristics of this are. The Djerdap area was and still is quite intriguing for botanists, which is upheld by the fact that during his research of the flora of the Kingdom of Serbia, Serbian botanist Josif Pančić visited Djerdap and its surroundings no fewer than 12 times in the period from 1853 to 1876.
Djerdap National Park presents a unique blend of Serbia’s natural and cultural heritage, because the specific natural features of this area yielded extremely valuable cultural heritage. The Danube’s riparian area in the Djerdap Gorge was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic Age and uncovered archeological treasures – from the monumental Neolithic culture of Lepenski Vir, through ancient and medieval monuments, to the modern age – affirm that it was continuously inhabited. For thousands of years, the Djerdap Gorge, also known as the Iron Gate, has posed a challenge for travellers, traders, warriors and peacemakers…
Djerdap National Park is open to visitors all year round. Apart from visiting a number of lookout points with breathtaking views, walking along hiking trails or stopping by the Visitor Centre in Donji Milanovac, you can get to know the National Park via the Golubac Fort, Lepenski Vir archeological site, Trajan’s Tablet and Diana castrum in Karataš, a plethora of souvenirs and gastronomic specialties offered by local restaurants.