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Travel to Serbia, beauty on the banks of the Danube

An authentic destination, far removed from mass tourism, Serbia has remained neglected by travellers, who still remember the images of the Yugoslavian conflict. This magnificent country in the heart of the Balkans does, however, conceal precious treasures; its mysterious monasteries in particular, but also its splendid landscapes, (like at the Iron Gate). We must also not overlook the bohemian and cross-cultural atmosphere of its towns, with the exuberant capital of Belgrade in particular. Should you travel to Serbia, you will enjoy a very rich historical and architectural heritage and a welcoming population.

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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Serbia
Serbia: the key figures

Surface area : 88361.0 km2

Population : 7259000 inhabitants

  • An authentic destination, far from mass tourism.
  • The bohemian and cross-cultural atmosphere of Belgrade, an exuberant capital town.
  • Serbia has a very rich historical and architectural heritage.
  • The quality of the gastronomy.
  • The lack of security on the border with Kosovo.
  • The expensive accommodation in Belgrade.
  • The roads are in a bad condition.

Serbia: what to visit?

Landscapes

Religious architecture

The fauna and flora

Serbia: what to buy?

Local handicraft consists of intricately woven rugs, whose design, originality and harmonious colours make them true works of art. They are mostly made in the region of Pirot and in eastern Serbia. This is also where you will find beautiful rustic, colourfully decorated pottery, as well as clay-based toys for children.
The art of decorating flasks is a local speciality here, particularly in the region of Vojvodina. Shops are open Monday to Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00pm and from 8:00am to 2:00pm on Sundays.

Serbia: what to eat?

Serbia has always had a reputation for its legendary gastronomy, blending Mediterranean and Central European influences. Traditional meals are copious, festive and accompanied by music!
Local custom has it that slatko (fruits preserved in sugar) should be offered to visitors as a welcome gift. Before meals, you will be offered Kajmac spread (sheep's milk cheese), on proja (a cornflour bread roll), served with a glass of Sljivovica (plum brandy, a speciality from Central Serbia), or dunjevaca (quince brandy, a speciality from Vojvodina). Almost everywhere, you will be able to taste spit-roasted specialities, from suckling pig (prasetina), to lamb (janjetina) or mutton (ovcetina). Cevapcici is a preparation based on small grilled beef rolls, served with onions. Zito is a dessert made with wheat, walnut, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg, with a drizzle of rum.

Serbia: what are the cultural particularities?

Tzigane music and folk dancing fanatics will be delighted in Serbia, as it is a country which offers an impressive number of traditional music festivals and folk events. As for handicraft, being able to work with wood and ceramics are widespread skills.

Serbia: travel tips

Avoid talking about politics, especially with reference to the war or Slobodan Milosevic.

Serbia: Latest hotel reviews
  • 9.05 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Hyatt Regency Belgrade
    Belgrade - Serbia
    Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    As the city's only real five-star hotel, the Hyatt Regency is ...

  • 8.3 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Prag
    Belgrade - Serbia
    Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    Well-located only 5 minutes away from a pedestrian street, the ...

  • 7.8 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Holiday Inn Belgrade
    Belgrade - Serbia
    Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The Holiday Inn Belgrade is located in New Belgrade, the business ...

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