Serbia is one of the ex-Yugoslavian countries situated in Eastern Europe.
It has a long, agitated history as Serbia was part of both Eastern and Western empires.
A gateway to Europe, Serbia was an important asset. Beginning with the Celtic tribes and finishing with the Habsburgic Empire, all visitors left a distinct mark on what Serbia is today.
Despite its history, Serbia offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, the Danube River.
The capital of Serbia is Belgrade, one of the four European capitals situated along the Danube River. This makes it a perfect place for a romantic river cruise. Moreover, Belgrade is situated at the confluence of Danube and Sava, which gives you an even better perspective from a cruise.
Belgrade is an animated city, with rich food and great parties. It is the birth place of Nikola Tesla. You can visit his home, now a museum and find out more about this genius. Whilst exploring, be sure to visit Kalemegdan – Belgrade Fortress which dominates the old Belgrade.
For more than 40 years, Serbia had been under Soviet domination. You can still see Soviet style in Belgrade’s architecture, but this period is over and Serbia is quickly developing into a modern European country. If you are curious though, visit the New Belgrade neighbourhood, built from scratch to meet the new Soviet man.
If you are looking for adventure and beautiful landscapes, visit Tara National Park. This park consists of 220km of wild forests, with more than 1,000 species of plants and some wild endangered species like the brown bear. In the Tara National Park, you can find a good place for kayaking. Drina River canyon is the world’s third largest canyon of its kind and it is a popular place for those looking for an adrenaline rush.
Serbia has a continental climate. This means there is plenty of snow in the winter and plenty of sun in the summer. If you plan a winter holiday, look for accommodation in Kopaonik. Two peaks reach higher than 2,000 metres and with more than 60km of slopes, you are in for a wonderful experience. Off-piste enthusiasts are also welcome on Serbian snow.
Serbia is living proof that a group of determined and brave people can resist history and maintain their national identity. Through perseverance and hard work, Serbians preserved their country. Be respectful and don’t go into politics or discussions about the war. Tolerance is a great word here, where Orthodox, Catholics, Muslims and Jews have lived together for centuries.
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