13 Archaic Villages of Slavs You Have to Visit

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We covered a lot of topics when it comes to tourist attractions, however these attractions were usually mainstream such as beaches, castles, towns. This time we bring you something really special, it’s remote and archaic Slavic villages. Many of these beauties are hidden in mountains where not so many tourists dare to travel, on their pity, because these areas are filled with Slavic folklore and archaic ambient as once these populations lived in. In many of these villages people still live as in old times but they welcome tourists very gladly into their paradise. No need for us to mention that these villages are also full of traditional peasant tools used by these populations or that all the houses are made in folkish architectural styles of their regions. We are sure you would enjoy once such a vacation, so why not to take a look and decide yourself:

1# Prokosko lake village – BiH

Today, it is one of the most visited lakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is also one of the favorite tourist destination of the nature admirers. Farmers’ cottages were built around the lake and they are used for resting or preparation of traditional meals that the visitors of the Prokoško lake are happy to taste.

2# Sirogojno village – Serbia

Sirogojno is a village in Serbia located on Mt. Zlatibor. In Sirogojno there is also an open-air museum, or “ethno-village” known as the Old Village Museum (Serbian: Muzej “Staro selo”), covering nearly 5 hectares with authentic elements of ordinary life collected from all over the Zlatibor region from the 19th century. The ethno-village displays a set of traditional wooden buildings, including a bakery, a dairy, and an inn, all in authentic form.

3# Ethno village Rastoke – Croatia

Rastoke is the historic center of the Croatian municipality of Slunj. This old part of Slunj is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls along the Slunjčica river, which flows into the river Korana at this place. The Korana river originates at Plitvice Lakes National Park. At Rastoke, similar natural phenomena are occurring as at the Plitvice Lakes.

4# Zajamniki Mountain village – Slovenia

This is a beautiful circular route around the south-western part of Pokljuka plateau. It starts in Bohinj, visits a few idyllic alpine meadows and descends back to Lake Bohinj. The meadows, forests and views of the Julian Alps and Bohinj mountains will surely captivate you.

5# Village of Kovachevica – Bulgaria

The houses inside are brand new, with wonderful rooms decorated in traditional Bulgarian style. You will have wonderful view of the mountaing and will get to enjoy the fresh air of Kovachevica. The food is fantastic, with a great selection of home made cheese, yoghurt, meat and red wine.

6# Bay of Bones – Macedonia

Bay of the Bones is an authentic reconstruction of a part of the pile-dwelling settlement, dating back between 1200 and 700 BC.A Roman military fortification (Gradiste) has been reconstructed on the hill above the Bay of Bones simultaneously with constructing the pile-dwelling settlement and the Water Museum.

7# Komovi mountains village – Montengero

Whether you prefer hiking, walking, biking, rafting, fishing or sport activities, the Komovi provides all you need to enjoy during your stay: a good restaurant with a fireplace, an adaptive conference hall, bar, café, summer garden, hall for business meetings and many more and when you are ready you can go climb Komovi to see the old abandoned village on it.

8# Old Village in Moravia – Czech Republic

Moravia is a famous land in Czech Republic for it’s many castles however there are some even more cool old wodden forts and villages across Moravia. On the picture above this is just one of the early wooden fortifications in hearth of Moravia! If you decide to visit Moravia you will be lucky because crossing the country many more villages like this are to be seen.

9# Čičmany village – Slovakia

Čičmany (Hungarian: Csicsmány, German: Zimmermannshau) is a village and municipality in Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia. It is known as the first folk architecture reserve in the world (founded in 1977).

10# Zalipie village – Poland

A small ancient village in South-Eastern Poland, Zalipie, is definitely one of the country’s top tourist attractions. Not because it has five-stars hotels or massive glass buildings, but on the contrary, due to its small wooden cottages, which are painted in the most vibrant colors.

11# Kovda village – Russia

Kovda is a little village located in Murmansk oblast of Russia where you will be able to enjoy Russian life just as it was in Russian history in rural areas. From delicious traditional meals, to wonderful green plains and wooden houses, everything will be there for you to enjoy.

12# Ozertso Village – Belarus

This tour takes you into the Belarusian countryside where an original open-air village museum is located. Its exhibits are authentic wooden village buildings collected from across different ethnographic regions of Belarus.

13# Vilkovo – Ukraine

Vylkove is a small city located in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta, at utmost South-West of Ukraine, on the border with Romania. Administratively it is part of the Kiliya Raion (district) of the Odessa Oblast (province).

Tell us which one was your favorite? 🙂

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