Serbia is a wonderful destination for travellers looking to combine vibrant city life with ancient folkloric traditions, which still permeate the country’s rural towns and villages. No matter how long you are on your Balkan holiday, whether you stop for a few days or a week, visitors find that Serbia is a country currently reinventing itself, and one which offers tourists a warm welcome.
Belgrade, the capital, is the perfect place for either a city break or to use as a base as you venture deeper into the country, with its bustling streets filled with varied architecture, museums, galleries, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Away from the capital, fast-flowing rivers, mountain peaks, woodland trails and Orthodox monasteries hidden in wooded valleys await. Elegant Novi Sad sits on the banks on the Danube with the picturesque Petrovaradinski Fort overlooking the river, while Nis boasts an imposing Ottoman fort and Subotica is home to attractive Hungarian-style Art Noveau architecture.
One of the best ways to sample Serbia is with a good food and wine tour; those looking for a gastronomic experience should head to Belgrade’s Rakia Brandy Workshop, and keep an eye out for the country’s delicious local cheeses.