Banoštor is one of the oldest villages in Srem, located near Beočin. This little village of Srem is in relation to wine, history, and peace that provide the slopes of Fruška Gora. Banoštor is proof that even smaller places can have a touristic potential if we know what can be seen here. Located in northern Srem on the northern slopes of Fruška Gora along the Danube bank, Banoštor is a peaceful village with a nature that fits into its simplicity. From the available documents it can be concluded that this place dates back to the 12th century, so Banoštor is also the oldest village in Srem. However, this is not his most important feature. The name Banoštor originates from a fortress in the vicinity of the village, and it is derived from the term Ban Monoštor, which means Ban Monastery. This fortification through history changed its name, but this name remained remembered by the name of Banoštor itself, however, after numerous invasions, the fortress was demolished and, as it was no longer renewed, it completely disappeared over time. The significance of this village is certainly the Serbian Orthodox Church which belongs to cultural monuments of great significance. The church dates from the first half of the 19th century and is dedicated to St. George. It was built in the style of classicism, with elements of Baroque, the oldest objects inside the church are two singing chairs from the 19th century. Near Banoštora are some of the famous rustic monasteries like Hopovo, Mala Remeta and Jazak Monastery. The position on the slopes of Fruška Gora, gives Banastor one more favorable conditions for excellent wines. Vineyards on the slopes of Fruška Gora give excellent grapes due to the favorable climate, good soil, and river that is close to the vicinity of the Danube, in addition to helping in the production of wine, as well as during the tasting, and here you can taste various types of divine drinks produced from quality grapes.
Western part of amazing Fruška Gora mountain range hides numerous pearls. This tour reveals three outstanding monasteries, two wineries and some stunning sites off the beaten tracks.
Tour duration: 1 day / Next departure: Sat 23.02.2019
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