located on the mighty Drina River on the border with Serbia.
This town was once a micro-region focal point of industry,
economy and culture.
municipality of Zvornik covers 387 km2 and ranges from
135-600 meters above sea level. It is very rich in natural
resources, primarily limestone, wood, and mineral water
springs (notably the seven springs of Vitinicki Kiseljak
which is one of the many tasty Bosnian mineral waters).
The Drina River itself is the greatest attraction in
Zvornik. Rafting or canoeing around Zvornik has some really
fantastic spots as does fishing in the region south of the
high dam. The mild climate and land structure suit the
production of berries, plums, cherries, and vegetables. This
town has two annual festivals. In July, there is a
week-long cultural festival with folk, jazz and rock bands
performing on the river bank. In May or June, there is the
annual canoeing competition. KKK Drina Zvornik, the canoe
club in Divic that organises this competition, also rents
canoes and water scooters at reasonable prices.
If there is sufficient interest, they will also take you to
Srebrenica for a canoe trip from there to Bratunac, or even
all the way back to the dam in Zvornik. Papraca Monastery
in Sekovici is located about 20 kilometers southwest from
Zvornik. The earliest written mentioning dates back to 1550.
Lovnica Monastery, with a church devoted to St. George, is
located several kilometers north from Sekovici.
A lot of documents are preserved in this church, as is some
of the work of Longina, one of the most famous Serb painters
of the 16th century. The tiny convent is open for visitors,
and the nuns will open the old church's
wooden door with a huge brass key to show you around. Some
of the icons and frescoes date back to the 16th century. In
Kula Grad, a village that is part of Zvornik municipality,
there is an Ottoman fort from which you have a superb view
on the town.