This beautiful and fascinating landlocked Balkan country remains an untrodden European gem, with stunning landscapes, abundant cultural and ancient history. Serbia is an in-depth travel experience, unlocking natures secrets and charms.
Fast-forward in time and Serbia’s confident, youthful culture is apparent in cities such as Belgrade and Nov Sad. Today, medieval architecture meets world-class nightlife and famous festivals on the banks of Europe's meandering Danube river.
Since 2000 ‘Exit’ is one of Europe's most acclaimed and awarded youth festivals, held in the surrounds of the Petrovaradin Fortress in Nov Sad. With 40 stages and hundreds of music acts over three days, its origins came from a youth democracy and freedom movement.
Belgrade's where the Danube and Sava rivers meet, more recently a communist powerhouse, previously in the conquering paths of the Byzantine’s, Romans, Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian armies. Although battle scared, its youthful culture now shapes history with in-depth art, cuisine, and music scenes, including a buzzing-edgy nightlife.
Dorćol is the main tourist area where you will find culturally chic, art galleries, cafes, bars, and restaurants are part of everyday life. Enjoy local dishes and listen to Gypsy music in this historically bohemian precinct. Boutique shopping and international brands co-exist on leafy streets with markets and eclectic galleries leading along the Danube River.
Unique to Belgrade are 'Splavovi' floating river clubs and bars, all with a different edge and vibe. Live music and international DJ's make these a great night out in summer.
Serbia’s beautiful landscapes, mountains and rivers are juxtaposed by The Deliblato Sands, Europes only desert. The Uvac Canyon is the most famous natural landmark of stunning turquoise waters zig-zagging between lush green mountains.
Sightseeing, caving, hiking, kayaking, rafting are popular in Serbia’s four National Parks. The most commonly visited is Fruška Gora National Park, close to Nov Sad; densely forested in-between green rolling hills of farmland and wineries with ancient monasteries.
Kopaonik Mountain range in Serbia, also declared a National Park, has some of Serbia best skiing. Kopaonik ski resort is Serbia's biggest winter playground. Health, wellness and thermal spas are popular in Serbia, with many hotels and resorts taking advantage of natural springs, offering therapeutic treatments.
Best time to visit Serbia
Serbia is ideally best enjoyed in Spring between March and May or Autumn from September to October. Summer is hot between June and August. Water-sports are best enjoyed in late Spring or the months of summer. Winter is icy, and skiing is best between December and February.