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Cities in Serbia

  • Belgrade (Beograd / Београд) — the Serbian capital
  • Kragujevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Крагујевац)— The first capital of modern Serbia, an industrial center, and the country’s fourth biggest city. Kragujevac is 120 kilometers south of Belgrade in the Umadija area. Kragujevac is traversed by the Lepenica, a minor river. Lake Gružansko (Гружанскo Језеро) is close to town. The city features a university as well as significant cultural and medical structures. It has a long history and many cultural and historical landmarks.
  • Kraljevo (Serbian Cyrillic: Краљево)-Kraljevo, situated 170 kilometers south of Belgrade, is an important business hub in Serbia. It is located on two rivers, the Morava and the Ibar. On the outskirts of the city lies the well-known monastery “Žiča”(Жичa) with a rich history, as well as the monastery and the renowned Mataruška spa (Матарушка бања), and a little farther Bogutovačka spa (Богутовачка бања).
  • Niš (Serbian Cyrillic: Ниш) — Serbia’s third biggest city. Ni is a fantastic automobile and railway junction in that region of Serbia and the Balkans, with a thriving economy, a rich history, and cultural-historical landmarks. Ni boasts a major university, as well as significant cultural and medical structures. The well-known Niska Banja (Нишкa Бања) is nearby. Among other things, Niš is the birthplace of Constantine the Great, as well as the location of his summer residence.
  • Novi Sad (Serbian Cyrillic: Нови Сад) — Novi Sad, often known as “Serbian Athens,” is the provincial capital of Vojvodina and Serbia’s second biggest city (after Belgrade). Novi Sad is situated on the Danube River, approximately 80 kilometers northeast of Belgrade. With numerous cultural and historical landmarks and museums, the city is an important industrial, cultural, educational, sporting, and tourism hub. It is home to well-known temples, the Petrovaradin fortress, and is close to Fruška Gora hill, which is noted for its grapes, as well as the Fruka Gora National Park. Fruška Gora is also home to numerous Serbian Orthodox Church monasteries (almost 16 in all) and is often referred to as “The Second Holy Mountain” (after Mount Athos). Sremski Karlovci is a tiny town southeast of the town, on the Srem side of the river, along the “old route” to Belgrade, with a rich history, renowned churches, buildings, museums, and famous wine cellars.
  • Požarevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Пожаревац) — One of Serbia’s oldest cities, having a rich historical history. A significant economic and cultural hub, in addition to the Velika Morava river, is located about 80 kilometers east of Belgrade. Nearby lies the tiny village of Stari Kostolac, which is home to the renowned archaeological site Viminacium. Slobodan Miloevi, the former President of the Republic of Serbia, was born in Poarevac (he was also buried there). Pozarevac is particularly well-known for the Ljubievo Equestrian Games.
  • Subotica (Serbian Cyrillic: Суботица) — has been named one of Serbia’s most attractive cities. It is the nearest city to Palic and is located in North Serbia. It is an important economic and cultural hub with a rich history. The major languages are Serbian and Hungarian. Near Subotica is a well-known resort and lake Pali, as well as the Ludoko lake.
  • Vršac (Serbian Cyrillic: Вршац) — One of Serbia’s most attractive cities. It is located around 80 kilometers northeast of Belgrade, bordering Romania. Vrsac has grown into an economic, cultural, and sporting hub, and it is abundant in vines.

Other destinations in Serbia

  • Kopaonik National Park (Serbian Cyrillic:Копаоник Н. П.) — as well as the Kopaonik Mountain ski resort in southern Serbia. Kopaonik is Serbia’s largest ski resort, with a total of 23 ski lifts. A national park with an area of 118.1 km2 (45.6 sq mi). Kopaonik has a long and illustrious history. Sports and leisure are important components of Kopaonik tourism. There are also a variety of additional activities. Other attractions for visitors include a luxury hotel and entertainment. There are many cafés, pubs, and nightclubs in Kopaonik.
  • Palić (Serbian Cyrillic:Палић) — The beautiful lake region in the north with baroque gardens, art nouveau architectural landmarks, and a rich culinary history made it a popular summer destination. Pali is home to a film festival, a World Ethno Music Festival, and a number of sports events.
  • Soko Banja (Serbian Cyrillic:Соко Бања) — The route to Sokobanja splits off around the 200th kilometer of the Belgrade-Athens highway. Sokobanja is located 400 meters above sea level in a depression between the mountains Rtanj (1,560m) and Ozren (1,117m). Sokobanja is a well-known spa and tourist destination in Serbia due to its mild continental climate and vast expanses of forests, pure air, and a variety of thermo-mineral sources. They all contribute to Sokobanja’s standing as a unique destination in Serbia.
  • Zlatibor (Serbian Cyrillic:Златибор)— a well-known mountain tourist destination and ski resort in the southwest Zlatibor lies near the town of Uice, on the way to Montenegro. Zlatibor is located at an elevation of 1000 meters, with sunny summers, clean air, and chilly winters, as well as magnificent landscapes, meadows, pastures, valleys, ethnic communities, sports facilities, and so on. There is a specialized medical facility and a well-known Rehabilitation Institute there.
  • Tara, Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic: Тара), is a mountain in western Serbia (near Zlatibor). It is located in the Dinaric Alps and rises 1,000-1,500 meters above sea level. The mountain’s slopes are densely forested, with several high-altitude clearings and meadows, steep cliffs, deep ravines formed by the adjacent Drina River, and many karst, or limestone caves. The mountain is a well-known tourist destination. The majority of the mountain is designated as a “National Park Tara.” At an elevation of 800 meters, Mountain Tara boasts a lovely Zaovine Lake.

How To Travel To Serbia

By plane Serbia's major airport is the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG), which is just 15 kilometers from downtown Belgrade. Belgrade is served by major European airlines. Air Serbia, Serbia's national airline, serves all major cities in Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. The following airlines provide flights to...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Serbia

Most European citizens do not need a visa to enter Serbia. Visas are not required for citizens of the United States, Canada, Israel, Singapore, Japan, Australia, and a few other countries for stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of the EU, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, and Montenegro...

Things To See in Serbia

Beautiful castles, Medieval monasteries, beautiful rural villages, and lively towns with baroque parks and art-deco architecture are among Serbia's numerous attractions. Cities and villages Its capital, Belgrade, is a vibrant and developing European metropolis with the Sava and Danube rivers flowing through it. It is far from a dull city, with...

Things To Do in Serbia

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Food & Drinks in Serbia

Food in Serbia Serbian cuisine is a typical Balkan blend of foods from Central Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. Serbs are extremely proud of their cuisine, which consists mostly of grilled meats and sausages, as well as local cheeses and bread. Serbia is mostly a meat-loving country. Many...

Money & Shopping in Serbia

Currency Serbia's currency is the dinar (RSD, динаp, pl. dinari/динари). Banknotes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, and 5000 dinars, while coins are struck in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 dinars. Banknotes are more frequent than coins, therefore be prepared...

Festivals & Holidays in Serbia

Public holidays DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarksJanuary 11New Year's DayNova GodinaJanuary 1 January 21January 2 January 7Julian Orthodox ChristmasBožićJanuary 7Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendarFebruary 151Statehood DayDan državnosti SrbijeFebruary 15Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first Serbian Constitution in 1835February 161February 16variesOrthodox Good FridayVeliki petakApril 10April 29Serbian Orthodox...

Traditions & Customs in Serbia

Serbs are a highly pleasant, courteous, and hospitable people, particularly in the country's south. If you are welcomed into a Serbian house for the first time, be sure to bring them a present. Anything from flowers to chocolate or/and anything symbolic of your nation is acceptable. If you arrive to...

Internet & Communications in Serbia

In Serbia, there are three GSM/UMTS mobile phone networks: MTS, Telenor, and Vip. Prepaid SIM cards typically cost 200 dinars and do not need identification when purchased in person at a shop. However, in order to buy a Telenor prepaid SIM card online, you must have a valid Serbian...

Language & Phrasebook in Serbia

English is widely spoken in Serbia, and locals are eager to practice with visitors from other countries. You may also attempt the school-taught languages of German, French, Russian, Spanish, and Italian. The official language of Serbia is related to Croatian and Bosnian. All of those languages were known as Serbo-Croatian...

Culture Of Serbia

For centuries, Serbia's territory was split between the Eastern and Western parts of the Roman Empire; then between Byzantium and the Kingdom of Hungary; then, in the early modern era, between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire. These overlapping influences have resulted in cultural variations across Serbia; the...

History Of Serbia

Prehistory There is little archeological evidence of Paleolithic communities in the area of modern-day Serbia. A human jaw piece discovered in Sievo (Mala Balanica) is thought to be up to 525,000—397,000 years old. During the Neolithic period, approximately 6,500 years ago, the Starevo and Vina civilizations flourished in or around modern-day...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Serbia

In general, Serbia is a safe location to visit. In case you need assistance, the people are very courteous and friendly. (If you need assistance finding/getting to a location, it's better to ask a younger individual, since they are more likely to know English.) Pickpockets should be avoided at...

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