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Serbia Cheat Sheet (Serbia At a Glance):
 

 Formal Name

 Republic of Serbia

 Location of Serbia

 Southeast Europe (Balkans)

 Capital

 Belgrade

 Demonym

 Serbians

 Area

 88,361 km2 (34,116 sq mi)

 Land Boundaries

 Total: 2,322 km, Border Countries (8): Bosnia and Herzegovina 345 km, Bulgaria 344 km, Croatia 314 km, Hungary 164 km, Kosovo 366 km, Macedonia 101 km, Montenegro 157 km, Romania 531 km

 Population

 7 Million

 Ethnic Groups

 Serbs, Hungarians, Roma, Bosniaks

 Languages

 Serbian

 Administrative and Territorial Structure

 Serbia is divided into 29 districts. It has two autonomous provinces (Vojvodina, Kosovo and Metohija). Serbia is divided into 145 municipalities and 29 cities.

 Religion

 Christian

 Currency

 Serbian dinar (RSD)

 Time Zone

 UTC+1 (CET), Summer (DST): UTC+2 (CEST)

 Calling Code

 +381

 Internet TLD

 .rs, .срб

 Drives On

 Right Side

 Visa on Arrival

 No

 Major Cities

 Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Subotica, Kragujevac, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo

 

About Serbia

Serbia is a country located in south-eastern Europe and a famous tourist destination. Serbia is a country that has attracted travellers worldwide for being a country of joyful and hospitable people, traditions and cultural heritage. The country is so alive with its urban attractions, peaceful towns, villages and splendid countryside. Belgrade is the capital city of the country with an arresting mix of an old and new culture, style in its every day to day life.

Geography of Serbia

Serbia is located at an intersection between South-eastern and Central Europe. It shares its borders with Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Romania. Serbia’s terrain is chiefly mountainous especially in the central part of the country along with numerous creeks and rivers. Due to rugged terrain, natural lakes are rare and the one that exists is mostly in Vojvodina.

Climate and Weather of Serbia

Serbia has a very moderate climate; it varies from cold winter to humid hot summers. The temperatures across the country range from 68° (20°) - 93°F (34°C) in the summer months, to an average of 32°F (0°C) in winter. Snowfall is heavy during the winter time and the rainy season is mostly during the month of May and June.

History of Serbia

The first settlement of the Serbs was seen in the 6th and 7th centuries when the Slavs settled in the Balkans. By the mid-16th century, the Serbian realms disappeared when they were conquered by the Ottoman. But, in 1817, Serbia revolted and achieved independent thereby gaining recognition by the Berlin Congress. At the end of WWII, Serbia became a part of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, but with its dissolution in the 1990s, Serbia once again became an independent nation in 2006.

Culture and Traditions of Serbia

There’s a great influence of the Byzantine Empire over the Serbian culture. During the Ottoman rule, the culture of Serbia was suppressed greatly but it had a huge influence on Serbian art. The culture of Serbia plays a huge role in its identity which makes it stand strong throughout all of its historical turmoil. Today, the culture of Serbia still stands strong even though it’s under a small influence of the West.

Food and Cuisine of Serbia

The food of Serbia is historically distinguished by a mixture of Mediterranean, Byzantine, Greek, Turkish and some of the Slavic influences. The national dishes of the country include ćevapi, pljeskavica, Karađorđeva šnicla and the plum brandy šljivovica or homemade rakija.

Languages of Serbia

Serbia has no language of its own. They speak Croats, Bosniacs and Montenegrins and Hungarian is spoken in some northern parts of Serbia.

Facts about Serbia

1. Serbia exports about 30% of raspberry worldwide.
2. The first Celtic settlement was found on the Serbian territory.
3. The Serbs are coffee lovers.
4. The national currency is Dinar.
5. Serbia has two official flags.
6. Everyone loves football in Serbia.
7. Serbia is a landlocked country.
8. The temple of St. the Sava is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.
9. Nikola Telsa was a Serb from Croatia.
10. Vampirism was popular after the Serbs.

 

Tourism

Serbia Tourism

This landlocked country is a land of natural, historical and cultural wealth where nature is wild, cities intertwined with culture for centuries. Serbia is filled with natural beauty, castles, archaeological sites, monasteries, villages, spas and many others. The whole country is beautiful, and to start with is Belgrade - The capital city of Serbia and it’s a city that never sleeps. Western Serbia is brimmed of rivers, mountains and canyons which attracts a large number of visitors over the years. The Eastern part of Serbia exhibits the historical richness of the country right from the remains of the Roman civilization, Palaeolithic site, medieval fortress etc.
 
Belgrade Tourism

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia with a distinct history, monumental architecture and an amazing nightlife which never seems to stop. Nevertheless, the city features an abundance of attractions and draws many visitors’ attention with a wide range of its events. It has distinct and different cultures, style and influences with exotic aura. One of the famous attractions in Belgrade is the old Belgrade Fortress which stands out in the city. Belgrade is a thriving social and cultural place with some oriental and European influence in it.

Different Types of Tourism in Serbia

1. Historical Tourism in Serbia

Serbia has been conquered by several rules and found itself in the path of conquering armies. Thus, there’s been a huge influence and remains on the history of Serbia. Many of the architecture style Nouveau art buildings are the capital city of the country. From the remains of the Roman Empire, monasteries, castles, old churches and houses are worth exploring in Serbia. Some of the famous historical places in Serbia are Belgrade Fortress, Petrovaradin Fortress, Sirmium Imperial Palace and many others.

2. Culture Tourism in Serbia

Serbia is a country with rich cultural heritage and their culture has always been an integral part of their identity. With the invasion of many rulers in this country, there’s always been some cultural impact and influence from these countries. Their culture is strongly intact with their lifestyle, music, art, song, books and the attractions. It embraces the remains of ancient civilization which is discovered in many of the monuments that leave any visitor breathless. You can visit many of the medieval castles and fortresses, rich Roman heritage to other cultural attractions of modern time.

3. Natural Sights in Serbia

Serbia is a jewel of natural resources in Europe. The country offers various sites and attracts with challenges for real nature admirers of wilderness and nature. Serbia is all around surrounded by huge forests, high mountains, canyons, caves, weird rock formations etc. The natural beauty of the country lies in its waterfalls, rivers, national parks, gorges, lakes and mountains. Some of its natural attractions are Uvac, Đavolja Varoš, Krupaj Spring, Tara National Park, Đerdap Gorge, The Great War Island and many others.
 
4. Sports and Adventure in Serbia

Serbia has so many sports and adventure to offer adrenalin junkies, from a bike ride on the trail of Danube to canyoning at Tresnjica Gorge or even taking takes rides on donkeys up to the Tara Mountains, the best of wild and fun adventure can be explored in this country. There’s much to try with rafting, paragliding, skydiving activities. For hiking, the best place is by Fruska Gora which has a perfect network of trails, while white water rafting is great at hot spots of the Drina, Lim and Ibar rivers.

5. Honeymoon Tourism in Serbia

Serbia is a charming country with romantic places, scenery, views with many romantic things to do for couples. It’s a perfect honeymoon destination with an eclectic blend of landscape, cultures, weather and faiths. The clear crystal lakes, unspoilt mountains, rivers, villages, attractions etc are all in the laps of nature. There are many attractions to see on a honeymoon trip with stunning scenery, spa-treatments and fun nightlife. Serbia is also filled with numerous traditions where there’s always cultural entertainment, sporting events held all year round. Enjoy an adventurer love by discovering the mountains, trekking or walking on the hilltop or boat riding and other activities.

6. MICE Tourism in Serbia

It’s one of the fastest growing tourism in Serbia just like any other part of the world. In the past years, there’s been a huge investment in Serbia which has led to the opening of many new airports, hotels, conference facilities, roads which resulted in a huge improvement and increase M.I.C.E tourism in the country. Among many of the corporate destinations in Europe, Serbia is climbing its way and Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia is the best destinations for business in Southeast Europe. Apart from Belgrade, there are also other places in Serbia for large, medium or small events in Subotica, Novi Sad and Nis.

7. Health and Wellness in Serbia

Serbia has been a spa destination in Europe with more than 300 thermal springs as it has a lot of natural water resources in Europe. Along with the geothermal springs, there are countless air spas which show great natural health and wellness of Serbia. One of the most visited spas in Serbia is Vrnjacka Banja. Nature has really blessed Serbia with more than 1,000 mineral waters and geothermal in almost 40 spa centres in Serbia. Some of the other spas like Prolom Banja, Sokobanja, Lukovo spa, Selters spa, Niška Banja, Atomska spa and many more, also continue to attract many spa visitors to the country.

8. Culinary Tourism in Serbia

The country’s cuisine is a fusion of Hungarian, Mediterranean and Turkish influence which fills the stomach. The traditional food of Serbia contains a lot of smells and tastes which owes back to the different people who were in this part of the region. The Cuisine of Serbia is characterised with a different kind of spicy and solid food. The main ingredients for any kind of their food are the use of dough, meat, dairy products and vegetables. Some of their specialities are burek, gibanica, grilled meat, Karađorđeva steak, goulash, đuveč, cabbage rolls, moussaka, čvarci mućkalica, kajmak, pršuta and sour milk.

9. Nightlife Tourism in Serbia

Nightlife in Serbia is filled with irresistible spirits, especially in Belgrade, the city that never sleeps. Belgrade has earned a reputation when it comes to keeping the night alive with the best party. They host a number of beach parties which happens during the summer months but the city does not stop partying. Belgrade has the best clubs, bars, taverns, restaurants with all kinds of music for any crowd that’s in the city. There are a number of clubs to visit in Belgrade but some of the popular clubs are Hype, The Bank, Freestyler, Gotik or taverns Sipaj ne pitaj, Brankow, Tarapana, Ona moja ect, etc.

10. Winter Tourism in Serbia

Serbia is always full of surprises and has never failed to impress visitors during anytime or season of the years. Winter in Serbia has its own beauty along with the smell of winter sweets and gentle snowflakes. All of the towns and cities of this country is sparkled with lights and the streets are decorated with Christmas lights and decors. Being a month of holidays, there’s an atmosphere of love, laughter and happiness. In the winter time, there are a lot of things to do and see in Serbia such as winter fest, skiing, New Year fair or visit some of the filmmaker’s fairytale land etc.

Travel Guide

Serbia Tour and Travel Guide
 
Serbia is a landlocked country in southeast Europe known for its natural beauty, spa, fortress, national parks and many attractions. Today the country has a blend of many cultures as it was fought over by the Ottomans, Romans, Hapsburgs and many other people from different regions. But because of this today, the country is vibrant with its culture and history.

Belgrade Tour and Travel Guide

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and it’s a city that never sleeps. The history of the country is rich in this part of the city as it’s filled with many fortress and castles. Belgrade is also one of the oldest cities in the continent. The city is filled with Bohemian Street blending in the past and the present and its culture are fun-love with high spirits of fun, nightlife and party.

1. Accommodation in Serbia

Serbia has good and large accommodation capacities in almost all of its cities. It has a wide range of hotel and motels. You will get budget hotels, 5 star and luxurious hotels. It is very easy to find accommodation especially in bigger cities and if you are looking to stay in the countryside there are numerous guesthouses and homestay.

2. Travelling in Serbia

To save money, the best option is to travel by bus in and around the country. It is reasonable and affordable means of transport for a tourist. Otherwise, if you want comfort and flexibility to travel around the country, you can spend a bit of extra money to go sightseeing or travelling around the country. Trains are also another source of commute around the country, but you need to check if it travels to all the places you would want to explore.

3. Best Time to Visit Serbia

The snow starts melting usually around April and the best time to experience Serbia’s summer is March to May. Serbia can also get really hot in the summer and its best to avoid the summer heat from the month of June to August. Hiking is best during summer time, and if you want to experience the harvest fun of wine, October is the best time of the year.

4. Serbia Flights

Serbia has many international airports, and Belgrade Nikola Telsa Airport is the main one that flights from all over the world land. There are direct and indirect flights which fly from India with the carrier Air Arabia.

5. Serbia Travel Tips

Register with the police when you arrive in the country.
You will get good wifi and internet in most places.
Avoid talking about war and politics.
Be careful with taxi fare charges.
There are a few vegetarian places to eat.
Do not talk about Kosovo.
People speak and understand English.
You can get medications from a pharmacy.
Driving in Serbia is pleasant.
You can get Dinar at the ATMs.
Leave a tip.
It's safe in Serbia.

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