multitude of flower gardens, always green lawns and nicely arranged terraces. With its beautiful Danube quay and the old bazaar, it is a feast for the eyes and a balm for the soul, and the Silver Lake with its wood of white acacias is a health factory. At a distance of 114 km from Belgrade, Veliko Gradiste lies on the Iron Gate road, and as Veliko Gradiste’s territory starts in Ram, this area is called the entrance to the Djerdap gorge.
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In search of the Golden Fleece
It has been reported that, in ancient times, navigating the Danube in search of the Golden Fleece, the Argonauts and their legendary Odysseus passed by Ram reaching the magical place where the blue and silvery reflection of the Danube mixes with the gold of Homolje. Here they stopped, enchanted by the beauty of the Danubian Nymphs. And precisely here, at the estuary itself of the Pek, the so much sought after golden fleece was located.
Times passed and the Romans built their fortress Pincum here, an important stopping place on the imperial road. The Roman emperor Hadrian rewarded it with special money that was minted here. Here the Turks as well had their own castle. And so, for centuries, this town, appealing to all, was the venue of numerous nations and their cultures, reminding everybody that here the Danube shines like silver.