Visit Serbia

Visit Serbia

Overview

 

Officially the Republic of Serbia, the country of just over seven million inhabitants has certainly seen its fair share of history.
 

While the country went through some hard times after the Breakup of Yugoslavia, it has since paved the road to recovery including application to and consideration for membership in the European Union.
 

Today Serbia makes for a great vacation destination with plenty of charm throughout the countryside and plenty of cultural opportunities, particularly in the capital Belgrade.
 

Sites to See

 

While Belgrade is a wonderful cosmopolitan city well worth a visit, the majority of Serbia’s tourism is based around resorts (particularly in the mountains and villages of the country) and spas.
 

The most popular mountain resorts include Kopaonik, Zlatibor, and the Tara. The largest spa, Vrnjačka Banja, is a popular vacation destination amongst locals and tourists alike. Other spas to consider include Niška Banja and Soko Banja.
 

You might want to consider visiting the rural parts of Serbia as well like Đavolja Varoš, where you can explore the volcanic wonder.
 

If you’re interested in Christian pilgrimage, there are also numerous Serbian monasteries to visit.
 

Another popular option is embarking on one of the many cruises along the Danube, Tisza or Sava.
 

Culture

 

Serbia has some great cultural events such as the EXIT music festival held each summer in the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad and the Guča trumpet festival held annually in the town of Guča.
 

Serbia also has eight UNESCO World Heritage sites worth visiting, many of which are monasteries.
 

There is also lots of great Byzantine art including icon-painting which is a rich part of Serbia’s medieval cultural heritage.

 

Casinos in Serbia
 

Casino gambling is big in Serbia. There are lots (over 20) land-based casinos in Serbia, found throughout the country.
 

Some casinos in the capital, where you can enjoy gambles on all your favorite games, include the Admiral Club, Eldorado and Fair Play Casino.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.