The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, including local gastronomy.
A total of 44 villages from 32 countries across the five world regions were granted the recognition in 2021. All of them stand out for their natural and cultural resources as well as for their innovative and transformative actions and commitment to the development of tourism in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
One of the best tourism villages in 2021 is Serbian village of Mokra Gora.
Mokra Gora is a picturesque mountain village between the mountains Tara and Zlatibor. A popular attraction is the renovated old narrow track railway “The Sargan Eight” which goes 300 m up the hill making a real perfect number eight.
On the nearby hill Mećavnik there is an ethno village built in local ethno style by the film director Emir Kusturica. Visitors can breathe in the atmosphere, try local food and buy hand – made souvenirs.