The country of Serbia
to the North and Bulgaria
to the East. The Capital city is Belgrade
, one of the oldest cities in Europe and one of the largest in East Central Europe
. Although there is no shortage of hotel accommodation, or lodging in Belgrade, tourism in Serbia is focused in the villages and mountains of the country. A rural accommodation, vacation rental, or a condo rental can be found anywhere throughout the region. Most of the country is filled with mountains, from the Pannonian Hills
in the north to the Carpathian
mountain ranges in the south. For outdoor enthusiasts Serbia is a paradise of sports and recreational activities. White water rafting tours on the Drina and Lima rivers offer tourist an adrenaline pumping adventure. Experienced guides and life vest make accommodations for safety. Free climbing, climbing rock walls and cliffs without harnesses is popular in Serbia, and can be done on both natural and artificial rock faces. Serbia boasts many natural sites that are considered excellent for free climbing, and there are an ever growing number of modern artificial climbing walls. Caving, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and fishing are just some of the activities available. Several of the mountains have been declared National Parks, including National Park Sara
and the Fruska Gora National Park
with its lone mountain rising up from the Vojvodina Plains
in the northern part of the country. Visitors can also see the Volcanic wonder of Davolja Varos
or even take a cruise along the Danube
River. Winter resorts offer tourists a large number of vacation rentals near the slopes and lifts, for some of the best skiing in Europe. There are over one thousand cold and warm mineral water springs and a wealth of medicinal mud. Serbia boasts over fifty three thermal resorts, from day spas to resorts offering guest accommodations, vacation rentals and condo rentals.
There are numerous festivals held in Serbia every year including EXIT
, called the best European festival by UK Festival Awards 2007, and Yourope
, the European Association of the forty largest festivals in Europe and the Guca Trumpet festival
In the urban areas of Belgrade
, and Novi Sad
or in the small villages, shoppers are able to find a vast array of crafts, gifts, books, clothing, and souvenirs to suit any taste. The food in Serbia is world class and there are many great restaurants serving local and international cuisine. The locals love to share their passion for eating and drinking; enjoying three meals a day with lunch the largest of the three. Unlike most of Europe there is no day of the week that you cannot have a night out. Head to the bars and discos and find an unrivaled mix of music and entertainment for all lifestyles and tastes. After a night out, before heading off to your vacation rental, follow the locals in search of burek, or grilled meat, an early morning tradition.
Don’t wait! Come see what Serbia
has to offer.