Serbia’s enchanting landscapes are a true feast for the eyes and soul. Whichever region of Serbia you choose to visit, you are guaranteed to leave with lasting impressions of its magical scenery and unrivalled experiences.
To explore everything Serbia has to offer, make sure to wander off the beaten track and peek inside its hidden nooks and crannies.Here you will find traditional, rural households open to tourists wanting to experience the authentic atmosphere of a Serbian village. People living in these rural households enjoy a simple, traditional life, at harmony with nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
With its richly diverse culture and gastronomy, Serbia offers exhilarating new experiences which are guaranteed to make for an unforgettable visit.Be sure to check out one of the many film, music and culinary festivals, which bring hundreds of thousands of people to Serbia every year.
Itineraries passing through Serbia
Built at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade is rightly known as “the Gate of the Balkans” and “the Doors to Central Europe”.The city is steeped in a rich cultural and historic heritage which is reflected in its many museums, including the National Museum, the Military Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nikola Tesla Museum.
Its numerous monuments, which have become the city’s symbols in their own right – the Victor, the Prince Mihailo Monument or the White Palace, the former royal residence of the Karađorđević dynasty – bear witness to the turbulent history of Serbia and the Serbian capital.
Present-day Belgrade is teeming with new urban hangouts for young people on the lookout for fun and for culture and art events.
The capital of Vojvodina, Serbia’s northern province, will softly and effortlessly win you over with its laid-back vibe. Novi Sad is famously a city where nothing is rushed and everything happens at its own, leisurely pace, contributing to a relaxed atmosphere few large cities can boast.
Places to relax are aplenty – whether you wish to unwind on the banks of the Danube or enjoy a stroll along the city’s streets or you prefer nature and the views from the nearby Fruška Gora mountain. Near Novi Sad you will also find numerous ethno-restaurants and traditional farm houses known as “salaš”, where you can take a break from walking and sample the diverse cuisine of this region.
Only then will you be able to truly grasp why it’s often said that time passes more slowly in Novi Sad.
Due to its exceptional location at the crossroads between the East and the West, the city of Niš has always been a favorite stronghold of great rulers.The Celts gave it a rather subtle name Naissus – the nymph’s city – that stands in contrast to the true power of a mighty military fortification.The height of its strength and splendor was reached during the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great, who transformed this city into an administrative and trading centre of vital interest to the Roman Empire.
Niš is an ideal city for history lovers. Traces of history are visible in every corner of the city, while friendly and welcoming inhabitants of Niš will be glad to introduce you to some of the most interesting historical details.
Šumadija is the central region of Serbia, and Kragujevac is the heart of Šumadija. It is therefore often said that this city, situated virtually in the middle of our country, best reflects the overall “Serbian spirit”.It lies on the banks of the river Lepenica, in a basin circumscribed by beautiful mountains of Šumadija – the undulating slopes of Mt. Rudnik, Mt. Crni Vrh and Gledić mountains.
As a former capital of Serbia, Kragujevac is a city with rich history, dotted with buildings and institutions that have contributed to Serbia’s development and modernisation, beckoning you to discover them one by one.
At the northernmost point of Serbia is a melting pot of the cultures and traditions of Serbs, Hungarians, Crats, Jews and many other Central and Eastern European peoples.Subotica was of immense strategic importance in the middle ages, as a town sitting at the border between two powerful empires, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire. Today, it is a city famous for its unique architecture, delicious food, quality wines and the nearby lake Palić – a favourite picnic spot for Subotica locals and their guests.The spirit of multiculturalism, lavishly adorned buildings, budding hospitality industry and dynamic nightlife make Subotica one of Serbia’s most beautiful cities.
Measuring more than 80 kilometres in length, Kopaonik is the largest mountain massif in Serbia and one of the most popular tourist destinations, both in the winter season and during the summer months. It owes its name to the plentiful mineral resources that have been excavated here since ancient times. With more than 200 days of annual sunshine, it has also been nicknamed “the sunshine mountain”, while many also affectionately refer to it by its abbreviated name “Kop”. The mountain where, undoubtedly, most Serbs learned to ski is known for its range of ski slopes, suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced skiers and snowboarders. For thrill seekers a unique form of paragliding which combines flying and skiing is also on offer. When spring arrives, and the last snowflakes melt, Kopaonik becomes an oasis of greenery, with a pleasant temperature that is ideal both for relaxation and for engaging in various mountain sports.
Thanks to its delicate balance of forested areas and vast meadows, maintained ski slopes, hiking trails and cycling routes, Zlatibor has evolved into a major tourist resort, attracting thousands of Serbian and international visitors both during the winter and in the summer season.
This mountain resort with the longest tradition of tourism in Serbia was opened to visitors back in 1893, when it was visited by Serbian King Aleksandar Obrenović.
The mountain is also the venue of many congresses, seminars and symposia every year. Due to its clean air and therapeutic climate, it has also been declared a major climatic health resort.
The therapeutic properties of this spa’s water were already well known in the times of ancient Romans – modern visitors have been able to enjoy the full benefits of a regulated spa complex for more than 150 years.
Among the seven springs used both for fresh drinking water and for therapeutic purposes, the one with a water temperature similar to human body temperature stands out in particular, as it is the only such spring in Europe.Vrnjačka Banja spa features a state-of-the-art medical centre providing a full set of services from diagnostics to treatment and rehabilitation. Here you can also learn a lot about prevention of digestive tract disorders and diabetes.
Visitors also have at their disposal a wide range of wellness programmes, as well as various forms of entertainment, including art events and film and music festivals, while children will be delighted to visit the large Carnival of Vrnjci, during which the whole town is filled with a vibrant and positive atmosphere.
Near Vrnjačka Banja spa lies Goč mountain, an ideal spot for skiing in wintertime and for long walks and picnics in the summer months.