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Serbia, located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covers the southern part of the Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans.

Provinces in Serbia:  Vojvodina; Kosovo and Metohia

Famous mountain resorts in Serbia: Zlatibor, Kopaonik, and the Tara.

Novi Sad is an industrial and financial centre of the Serbian economy, as well as a major cultural hub.

Capital City of Serbia: Belgrade


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Hotels in Serbia

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide Serbia   

 
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National Parks of Serbia

  Djerdap
The Iron Gates squeezing the mighty Danube through the largest European canyon. the mountain of contrasts and of all seasons, with monasteries on its slopes, ice-cold water springs at its foot and the sun at its peaks.
  Fruska Gora
The verdant island of the Panonian Sea and Serb Mount Athos, devoted to the guarding of dozens of monasteries and 700 species of medical herbs.
  Sara
A spacious farm in the open air, with its pastures, traces of the Ice Age at its peaks, mountain lakes, alpine flowers...
  Tara
Tara, with its impassable forests and flower strewn meadows, waterfalls and streams which disappear in caves. Imagine the memory of the Pancic spruce, endemic to this region of the world only, growing here from the Tertiary!

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  
Create your perfect trip to Serbia   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

  Cruises along the Danube, Sava or Tisza

Incoming tour operators Serbia

  Intertours 
Weekend in Belgrade: Sightseeing Belgrade, Danube cruise, Trip to Vojvodina; Montenegrian Coast [ Budva, Petrovac, Milocer, Becici, Herceg Novi - ,Igalo, Przno, Sveti Stefan, Kotor ]; Monasteries of Serbia & Montenegro [ pilgrimage trips ], Hunting.
  ATAS Travel Agency
Rafting down the Tara, explore caves, experience the wilderness, historical places and much more
  Alliance Tours  [ Serbian language ]
  Kompas   -   see 'incoming'
  Belgrade Sightseeing   -   transfers, City tours, By Night, Excursions and more

Travel Guides Serbia

Serbia (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841623261 125x200 Travel Guides Serbia  [ amazon.co.uk ]

Serbia - Bradt Travel Guide
Laurence Mitchell (Author)
'Perhaps the greatest attraction of all, considering the long years of isolation, is the welcome the visitor can expect to receive,' writes Serbia author Laurence Mitchell. With this guide to one of southeast Europe's most exciting destinations Laurence Mitchell introduces travellers not only to rural monasteries and tranquil national parks but also to hip nightclubs and swinging summer festivals. This fully revised third edition provides fresh information to business visitors, adventure travellers and those with an interest in art, history or wildlife. As a prime destination for winter sports, mountain resorts and a range of health spas in spectacular settings are covered. Also included is information on the newly independent state of Kosovo. New to tourism, Serbia is determined to show the world all its attributes: delicious food, beautiful countryside, low prices, safe travel and excellent city nightlife. The scars of war have faded and visitors can certainly expect a warm welcome. Raise a glass of belo vino and toast Serbia's reawakening. Laurence Mitchell is a travel writer and photographer. He first visited Serbia in the 1970s when hitch-hiking through the former Yugoslavia.
Paperback: 384 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 3 edition (9 July 2010); ISBN-10: 1841623261; ISBN-13: 978-1841623269.

Transport / How do I travel to Serbia

Serbia borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; the Republic of Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the west.

  Belgrade Airport
  Surcin International Airport [ Airport of Belgrade ], Nis Airport  and  Pristina Airport
  Aerodrom Tivat [ TIV ]

  



  Airline Tickets Serbia / Discount Flights Serbia  
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Travel by bus or coach to Serbia : Beograd and Novi Sad.
 

Links

  National Tourism Organisation of Serbia

  Vojvodina  -  northern Province  -  see Government Vojvodina
The northern province, Vojvodina, is relaxed in the tranquillity of wheat fields: the farms are dreamy, the windmills busy, the thoroughbred horses galloping... Novi Sad, the Serb Athens of the 19th century, the squares of Subotica, the smell of cookies from Kikinda, tambourine players from Sombor; Sremski Karlovac, the museum of a great history of a small people...
  Kosovo and Metohia   -  see Kosova.com
Should you desire to experience the towns with oriental atmosphere, then go to Kosovo and Metohija. Pristina , Pec, Novi Pazar, Mitrovica. On the glorious battlefield, the Serb Army, in 1389, defended the gates of Europe. We shall show you the Prizren filigrees and its craftsmen, old steam baths and mosques, churches and monasteries...

  Belgrade   -   Capital City  
Take a walk around Belgrade, a tour in time, from Kalemegdan fortress, past the Cathedral, to Princess Ljubica's Home - and you have already traveled several thousend years in a couple of steps. Go on and continue your walk through the museums and galleries, stadiums and squares, the Bohemian cafes of Scadarlija, under a watchful and protective gaze, from dawn to dusk, of the imposing dome of St. Sava Temple.

  Bajina Basta  -  Portal
Bajina Basta [ pronounced as Bayina Bashta ], town in the Western Serbia on the right bank of the river Drina. The small Pilica River sweeps trough the town on its short course to the Drina. The town is situated on small plane surrounded by high hills climbing down to north-west up to the Drina..." 
  Bela Crkva 
Bela Crkva / "White Church" is situated in a spacions valley of the Nera river, in the sout-eastern point of Vojvodina. On the East side, Bela Crkva is bordered by the carpati mauntains and opened to Panonian Depresion to the West. Belgrade, the capital, is less than 100 km far from Bela Crkva. Some rivers such as the Danube, the Nera, the Karas, then Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal, are all at close quarters, and, moreover, there are as many as 7 crystal clear lakes, nearby. It is, then, no wonder that Bela Crkva is also called "Venice of Vojvodina". The town itself was named after an old church which had been found there by the first settlers.
  Becej  
The municipality of Becej is situated in the outermost part of the eastern Backa, where it joins the rover Tisa. Precisely, it lies slightly more to the north of the very center of the Vojvodina plain. The Municipality of Becej includes the town of Becej and the places called Backo Gradiste, Backo Petrovo Selo, Milesevo (Drljan), Poljanice and Radicevic.
Thermal springs are among the most important natural resources of the town of Becej.
  Budva  
Budva is town on the montenegro coast 2500 years old. Especially attractive is the health-giving envitoment, unspoiled nature and the fragrant air made envigorating by the sea spume during strong southern winds and brancing by mountain freshness during storms that blow from the north. Budva's splendid natural setting is enhanced by a diverse cultural and historical heritage. Whoever travels from Budva to Petrovac, passing Molocer and Sveti Stefan and experiencing the innumerable sights in between, will always wish to return to see again the sparkling and foaming of this blue sea, to find dear friends in its mysterious reflection
  Cacak  
  Cetinje  
At the foot of Mt Lovcen, far enough and hidden from the unfriendly looks and close enough for the friendly hands, there is a town called Cetinje. It's a town-museum and it's been the capital of Montenegro for centuries. Cetinje is also the source of Montenegrin spirituality and constitution.
  Herceg Novi   ???
  Kicak / Kysac
In the state archive in Budapest, is Magyar Orzages Levitvar Budapest I there in an archive entrance about how the village Kisac was created. It is written that Kisac, then named Aca (Atcha) was marked on Hungary maps even in 1318. It was the first map of Hungary, published long before Turks came to Hungary. That Aca completely burned down and the area of present Kisac, Kis–Aca (small Atcha) was built, so, in 1751, Bac district office renamed Kis–Aca to Kisac. First Slovaks come to Kisac in 1773. In 1778 they created their coat of arms.
  Kikinda
  Knjazevac 
The municipality of Knjazevac is situated in the eastern part of Serbia bordering the Republic of Bulgaria and is part of Timočka Krajina region.
The classical chronicler Plinius (second century BC) recorded that this area belonged to the Roman province of Moesia inhabited by Thracians, Dardanians and other peoples and who, in the symbiosis with the Slavic tribes had formed the local native population called Putuklije. The Roman fort Timacum Minus, situated in the vicinity of the village Ravna, with its excavated ramparts, parts of the civil settlement and the rich necropolis, explains about the period of the history of Knjaževac region by the Middle Age. The romains of another late classical town of Timacum Maius were discovered in the town itself. 
  Kotor
  Kragujevac
  Kraljevo
  Krusevac
  Kula 
  Mladenovac
  Nis  -   home town of the Byzantine emperors Justinian and Constantine the Great
The City of Niš is situated in the Nišava valley where it joins the Južna Morava River. Nis is the largest city of southern Serbia and after Belgrade and Novi Sad the third-largest city in Serbia. Niš, with a population of over 200,000, is the administrative center of the Nišava District.
It is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West at the point of intersection of the roads connecting Asia Minor and Europe, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean
  Novi Sad  
The City of Novi Sad is located in the southern part of Pannonian Plain on the Danube river and the capitalof the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina. It's thesecond largest city in Serbia, after Belgrade.
The city was founded in 1694, when Serb merchants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress, a Habsburg strategic military post.
  Palic  
  Pancevo  
  Paracin  
  Podgorica  
  Pozarevac   -   Ljubicevo Horse Games
  Pozega 
  Raska  
  Sabac  
  Smederevo  
  Smederevska Palanka 
  Sombor  
  Sopot,  
  Subotica  
  Tivat  
  Uzice  
  Valjevo   -   shops of old Tesnjar
  Velika Plaza - Ulcinj   -   The longest beach of Montenegro (13.000 m)
  Vranje  
  Vrsac  
  Zajecar  -  crystal
  Zemun
  Zrenjanin

  Artificial lakes
Man took upon himself the duties of nature and created numerous artifical lakes: the lakes of Djerdap, Vlasina, Bor, Zlatar, Srebreno near Gradiste...
  Caves
Time, water and limestone took their time in sculpturing the underground halls in Serbia: Rajko Cave, Ceremosnja, Marble Cave, Resavska Cave, near Despotovac, some three kilometers in length, is luxuriously adorned with coral-like stone jewels and snow white crystals.
  Danube river

  Devil's Town, the volcanic wonder of  Đavolja varoš
In the surroundings of Kursumlija, nature, like a skillful Oriental builder, sculptured a city of stone. Hundreds of figures appear and disappear of themselves, rising and changing their shapes. Not knowing how to explain this natural phenomenon, the people named the place the Devil's Town (Djavolja Varos).
  Golubac
Probably built in the 14th century, guards the entrance to the Iron Gate gorge from high cliffs overlooking the Danube. It was held, in turn, by Prince Lazar, Despot Stefan and Despot Djuradj. The fortress has seven tall towers. Despite the many times it has been the scene of battles, Golubac is still comparatively well-preserved and represents one of the finest medieval fortresses in the country.
  Gamzigrad [ Romuliana ], near Zajecar
South of the Danube, near Zajecar, are the ruins of the late-Roman fortress Gamzigrad (3rd and 4th century). Archeological diggings in the fortress have unearthed the remains of a palace with exceptionally fine mosaics, public baths and impressive city gates.
  Lepenski Vir
It all began six thousand years BC. In Lepenski Vir, on the Danube, where distant ancestors decided to stop and think, and settle down. At this world famous archaelogical site, stone sculptures, the first representations of life-size human beings were discovered.
  Mediana, near Nis
  Morava river
The Morava river winds through the country offering a lot of fish to fishermen.
  Romulania   -   7 km southwest of Zajecar
Palace of the Roman Emperor Galerius [ 305-311 ]. See Romuliana [ German Language ]

  Spas
It seems that it was in Serbia that the goddess Heba spilled her cup of beneficial nectar as there are more than 140 mineral water springs and 53 spas in the country. The spas health centers, like the one in Vrnjacka Banja, are the oldest tourist resorts in the country.

Cuisine  -  Serbian Foods / Recipes

Oriental influence, due to the long lasting Turkish occupation.
Serbia has always been known abroad for her excellent pork, but Serbian food is actually quite varied, including soups, salads, roasted and stewed meats, seasoned fresh and pickled vegetables, bean dishes, cheese dishes, sausages and prosciutto, sweets like preserves and layer cakes, fresh breads, and much more.
Slijivovica, or Serbian plum brandy, is one of the world's favourite and infamous moonshines. Other types of rakija (brandy), besides slijivivica, include kruska (pear brandy), and kajsija (apricot brandy). The best of these are home-made and traditionally all families have at least one source that makes the wonderful rakija.

  Serbian Cuisine

  Overview Serbian Cuisine
The Serbian cuisine is made of mixed traditions from the Mediterranean: Turkish, Austrian and Hungarian cuisines.

  Panonski Kuvar    -   The right place for gourmets! [ Pravo mesto za gurmane! ]

History Serbia

  History of Serbia
Early history of Serbia, Medieval Serbia 768–1459, Ottoman Occupation 1459–1878, Independent Serbia 1878–1918, Royal Yugoslavia 1918–1941, Serbia in World War II 1941–1945, Communist Yugoslavia 1945–1992 [ Tito's Rule 1945–1980, Decline and Fall 1980–1992 ], Rump Yugoslavia 1992–2003 [ The Milošević Years 1992–2000, Democratic Serbia 2000–2003, Serbia & Montenegro 2003–2006 ], Independent Serbia 2006–present day [ Kosovo dispute, EU integration ].

Music, Art & Culture, Events

  Music of Serbia
History Serbian music, Classical music, Traditional Serbian music [ Epic poetry ], Serbian folk music [ Novokomponovana, Balkan brass, Čoček, Turbo-folk ], Popular music [ Rock, Pop, Hip-hop ].

  Culture of Serbia
Serbian culture refers to the culture of Serbia and of ethnic Serbs.

  Serbian literature
Medieval Serbian literature [ Nemanyid era ], Oral literature, Baroque, Pre-Romantism, Modern literature, English translations of some of the important pieces of modern Serbian literature.
  A quick guide to Serbian literature
Although largely unknown, Serbian literature definitely has a lot to offer to an inquiring mind, eager to get some insights into the country above and beyond the scarce, semi-digested data usually offered by the media or guidebooks. 

  EXIT Fest [ Petrovaradin, Novi Sad ]
Rock, Electronica, Electronic dance music, Metal, Hip hop, Punk, Drum and Bass.
  Guca Festival   -   Balkan brass, especially as played by the region's Romany Gypsies
The village of Gucha in the Dragacevo district, peaceful and colorful part of western Serbia, has gained world fame owing to its Assembly of Trumpet Players, the largest trumpet event on the planet.


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