In the north-eastern part of Slovenia, in the centre of the Drava Field, on the right bank of the Drava River, sprawls a nature-friendly and welcoming area of Starše. A part of the area lies on Drava terraces, while a part lies low on the flatlands along the Drava River. Here are Natura 2000 and a part of the Drava Regional Park, where the old riverbed of the Drava River, with its side meanders and meander cutoffs, flooded forests and meadows, provides a habitat for 250 species of birds – of which 38 are important European species – with the most important winter habitat for water birds and nesting grounds for some of the most endangered species in Slovenia (European honey buzzard, common tern, common kingfisher), and habitats for rare pioneer species of common sea buckthorn.
The municipality of Starše is rich in cultural and historical heritage, as evidenced by many well preserved churches, chapels, tombs, and sacral monuments. Modern tourists have many options for a more active vacation, from rich cultural, sports, and recreational to culinary opportunities.