Serbia

Name of state:Republic of Serbia

Capital city:Belgrade, population more than 1,600,000

Autonomous regions:Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija

Geographic location:Southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans

Area:88,509 km2

Climate:moderate continental

Population(excluding Kosovo and Metohija): more than 7,000,000, 83% Serbs

Longest river:Danube, Serbian section, 588 km

Highest mountain peak:Đeravica (in the Prokletije range), 2656 m

International dialling code:+381

Official currency:the dinar (RSD)

National Internet domain:.rs

National vehicle code: SRB

Official language: Serbian

Official script: Cyrillic

Faiths: 85% Eastern Orthodox Christian, 5.5% Roman Catholic Christian, 3.2% Muslim

National holiday:15thFebruary – Serbian National Statehood Day

Time zone:central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)

Electricity:220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz

Water from public mains:Safe to drink

Culture

Although Serbia has for centuries been the scene of frequent wars, devastation, fires, and mass-migrations, on the turbulent roads leading from East to Europe and from Europe to East, a rich cultural and historical legacy has emained there. The rich variety of historical monuments and sites of natural beauty make Serbia a country of great interest for tourism and very much part of its attraction. A testament to prehistoric life in this region are the numerous archaeological sites. Lepenski Vir, the first example of socioeconomic structure between 6500 and 5500 BC, Starčevo from the Early Neolithic, 5500 to 4500 BC, and Vinča from the Late Neolithic, 4500 to 3200 BC, constitute the evidence that this was for millennia a cultural center of the prehistoric world. There are also the important remains of Roman roads and towns – Gamzigrad, Sirmium, and Mediana, with a variety of structures – which today bear witness to six centuries of the presence of the Roman Empire on the territory of Serbia.

One of the most important categories of the preserved monument in Serbia is Orthodox monasteries, which came into being during the period from the 12th to the 17th century. They can be found in an area ranging from Fruška Gora in the north, through the Morava and Ibar valleys, all the way to Kosovo and Metohija. The Stari Ras and Sopoćani complex, Studenica monastery and Visoki Dečani, together with the Patriarchate of Peć, Gračanica and the Our Lady of Ljeviš church in Prizren, are listed under the joint name of “Mediaeval Monuments in Kosovo (Serbia)” on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Nature

Plant and animal varieties which have disappeared and become extinct in other parts of Europe can still be seen by lovers of nature and wilderness, living in the green marshlands and dense forests of Serbia.

Serbia is also a perfect destination for all those seeking an adventure-packed outdoor holiday. Those daring enough to experience true freedom at dizzying heights can try cliff or rock climbing. If hiking is more to your taste, you can expect to enjoy the beauty of nature with its abundance of medicinal herbs, mushrooms and forest fruits.

Serbia abounds in protected areas of special geological, biological and environmental diversity, as defined by international criteria and indicators. The biodiversity – the natural diversity of species and ecosystems, together with the geodiversity – the diversity of forms and phenomena in the geological make-up of Serbia, make it a country in which every nature-lover can find something of interest.

The UNESCO list of wetlands of international significance – protected under the Ramsar convention – includes nine sites in Serbia. The UNESCO MAB Council has designated part of the Golija nature park as the Golija-Studenica Biosphere Reserve not only for its exceptionally well-preserved authentic natural resources but also for its cultural resources.

We invite you to visit Serbia’s nature reserves, national parks, natural monuments, protected habitats of threatened plant and animal species, areas of outstanding beauty and nature parks.

Packages

Best of Western Serbia Day Trip from Belgrade

If you are into incredible nature you should discover part of amazing western Serbia! You will visit Stopica cave, special Terzica avlije village which is open air museum of traditional way of life in this region, you will take a ride in an old rustic tourist train Sargan Eight and at the end you will visit Mokra Gora ethno village Wooden city (Kustendorf). *NOTE: Shargan Eight train is available only in period from April 1st to October 31st. The rest of the months, this site will be replaced with the visit of amazing Sirogojno villageto Potpecka cave.

Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods

A whole day, complete Belgrade experience. Explore everything that Belgrade has to offer in both the city center and surrounding areas. Combining a walking tour and a panoramic car tour, you will get a taste of the entire city and the bigger picture of life in Belgrade. With live, professional guiding, you will visit Zemun, Museum of Yugoslav History and House of Flowers (the resting place of Josip Broz Tito), Avala mountain and Avala Tower, plus a complete sightseeing tour of the city (New Belgrade, Saint Sava Temple, Old and New Royal Palaces, Serbian Parliament, monument to Nikola Tesla, Republic Square, Kalemegdan Fortress and much more…) For sure the most comprehensive tour in Belgrade.