The Homolje mountain region is known for being a natural oasis, while the foot of Beljanica mountain in Eastern Serbia is filled with mighty river springs. Two of them stand out above the rest; the Mlava Spring and the Krupaj Spring. Both are distinguished by the sheer power of water as it emerges from the ground and the little lakes which form around their springs.
The spring of the river Mlava is situated inside a natural amphitheatre, resembling a small, deep-green or sometimes emerald lake. Divers have only managed to explore down 70 metres into the syphon of the spring rendering its deepest depths a mystery.In the old days, this was the main source of water for the villagers of Žagubica and the place where they gathered for religious celebrations and ceremonies. Today, the Mlava spring is an inviting destination where visitors can walk along the well-maintained banks and rest on the forest-grown slopes surrounding the spring.
The Krupaj spring used to emerge from the ground with a mighty hum. It has since been cut off by a concrete dam, which created a small lake which has partially submerged its entrance.If you visit this spring during the hot summer months, its bright blue water is likely to tempt you to jump into the cool blue water to escape the sizzling heat. You may want to think twice before doing this though, the water temperature is a chilly ten degrees Celsius.
Find solace in the fact that there are many hot springs, which mix with the ice-cold water of the rivers Mlava and Krupa, nearby so you can seek a refreshing dip there.