With its vertiginous mountains, historic monuments and vibrant cities, Serbia is rich in natural beauty, history and culture. The silver-lining of the country’s volatile past is that much of the landscape remains unspoilt, as well as guaranteeing a holiday devoid of hectic tourist resorts. Whether you choose to visit one of the many beautiful monasteries, ramble along the gorges of Homolje, or dance the night away on one of Belgrade’s popular splavs, you won’t be left wanting for things to do.
Whether it’s views of splendid architecture or stunning vistas of Serbia’s rugged terrain, one thing’s for sure: you can’t go too far wrong when it comes to choosing where to stay. With a varied range of luxury city hotels suited for that special occasion, affordable hill-top retreats and everything in between, visitors are in the fortunate position of being assured of finding something to suit both itinerary and budget.
Keen to place itself firmly among the top tourist destinations in Europe, Serbia is rapid improving its identity as a flourishing commercial hub. Largely centered on Belgrade, visitors can enjoy a perfect mix of small boutique-style stores selling unique items and larger shopping malls offering a huge variety of global brands.
Owing to its diverse heritage, Serbian cuisine is equally varied. Taking influences from Turkish, Hungarian, Austria and particularly Greek foods, dishes here are mouth-wateringly unique. Perhaps most pleasing for carnivores, meat is a staple on most menus, ensuring a warm and hearty meal is never hard to come by and portion sizes are equally filling.
Overcoming a turbulent past, Serbia is, for those in the know, one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Rapidly attracting more tourists’ year on year, this landlocked country is home to some of the most stunning landscapes and intriguing cities that you’re ever likely to visit. Head north and wander the vast fertile plains of Vojvodina, journey south for ancient mountains and rolling hills, or grab your skis and hit the slopes of Kopaonik in the central region.
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