The Silver Lake (Srebrno Jezero) is one of the best-known holiday resorts in Serbia. It has sandy beaches, a hotel and a lakeside campsite. The lake is actually an arm of the Danube, some 2 km from Veliko Gradište. With Belgrade nearby (129 km) and other Serbian towns too, it has become a magnet for tourists and anglers. It is 14 km long, with an average width of 300 m and is up to 3 m deep. It is rich in a variety of fresh-water fish such as catfish, perch, common carp, grass carp and silver carp. There are also great opportunities for water sports. In late afternoon, when the sun begins to settle down to rest behind the Carpathians, the water glistens and sparkles, creating a silver reflection, hence the name Srebrno (‘Silver’). Powerful pumps ensure that the water level in the lake is always lower than that of the Danube and therefore that there is always fresh water flowing in. During its passage underground the water filters through numerous sand dunes which leave the water flawlessly pure and clear. The cool of the acacia woods and the favourable climate make a visit to the lake an unforgettable experienc
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