Goc, Vrnjci Spa
N:430 33' 36''
E:200 50' 47''
Phone: (+381) 36/641-550
Goc mountain, whose highest peak "Ljukten" is 1124 m high, is located 200 km from Belgrade and 31 km from Kraljevo and 12 km from Vrnjacka Banja, in the northern part of the Kopaonik mountain range. Goc is accessible from many sides, but the two main roads run from Vrnjacka Banja to peak "Krst" skking area, and from Kraljevo to the Dobre Vode peak via Kamenica. Goc is covered in a beech and fir forest which is also home to Goc pines, sessile oaks, fine deciduous species and exotic coniferous species. The large forests and the slopes of Goc, with their unspoilt nature and clean air, have a beneficial effect on people suffering from anaemia and boost the metabolism and the nervous system.
Goc is rich in wild strawberries and harbours a diverse range of medicinal plants. The rich flora is affirmed by the presence of the beekeepers who set up their beehives on the pastures. In Gvozdac there is an artificial lake which seamlessly fits in with the natural surroundings.
Next to the Villa Horizon holiday resort, which is located on the Vrnjacka Banja side of the mountain, there are small sports fields and hiking and running paths, and two 500 m-long ski slopes open during the winter months which are perfect for those first steps on the snow. The ski-lift can carry 1200 skiers an hour and nighttime skiing is also possible.
On the Dobre Vode side, is the hotel of the same name, and also ski slopes for skiing.
Besides the skiing facilities, Goc also caters for sports training (with its courts for basketball, volleyball, handball and tennis), school excursions and sports camps, hiking, paragliding, fishing and hunting. Goc is also well-known for its cultural and historical landmarks, the most interesting of which is the Roman-era cemetery, the burial place of the Saxon miners who extracted and smelted iron here at the time of the Nemanjic dynasty.