METODJE

Veliko Metodje on Kopaonik is a shrine from the eighth century and dedicated to the Olympic Methodius. At this point, the Romans built a church in stone. The nearby mines evidence their presence at the time. The shrine is located in the rock, which resembles a small cave and is located at 1450 meters above sea level.

On the wall is a fresco of St. Methodius, and on a piece of stone image of the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ. Author is Mirjana Jablanović from Mataruga. Near the shrine there is a geyser fountain whose water quantity and hight vary.

Location

Kopaonik is the largest mountain range in Serbia, the length of 82.7 km (from 42º43'36 "to 43º28'01" north latitude) and a width of 63.5 km (from 20º37'09 "to 21º24'02" east longitude). It stretches between the rivers Ibar and Sitnica in the west and the south-east of the Elbe. Provides a wide ridge route from Podbrđe above Kosovska Mitrovica in the northwest, through a series of peaks over 1600 meters, the highest part of the massif, Flat Kopaonik, around which rise Suvo Rudište with Pančić peak (2017 m), Karaman (1934 m) and Gobelja (1834 m).