Many people don’t consider Serbia when choosing a European destination, but you can expect that to change. Since gaining its freedom, Serbia has certainly come into its own, and offers many sights for visitors. You’ll find everything from great museums and architecture to fabulous skiing in this little known country.
Belgrade is a great place to begin your visit. You’ll find plenty of museums, lovely old churches and other architectural delights, along with great bars and restaurants in Serbia’s capital. Don’t let the grey concrete Soviet era buildings deter you from finding all there is to do in this busy city. You may also want to explore the ancient monasteries in Vojvodina.
Travel to Zlatibor for the winter skiing or the summer hiking. Kopaonik is another great area for skiing. Its altitude is higher than Zlatibor, so the ski season is longer, sometimes lasting from November until April. You can try your alpine skiing or cross country skills here.
Novi Pazar has an old Turkish area that is very interesting. Here, you’ll find beautiful mosques and an area where life exists much like it did hundreds of years ago. A visit to this area is a bit like being in a time warp.
For an interesting cultural city with a slower pace than Belgrade, visit Novi Sad. You’ll find lots of interesting museums and cafes, but the pace is fairly quiet. If you happen to be visiting in July, you’ll be able to take in the famous Exit Music Festival, which attracts tourists from all regions. Just outside the city you’ll find the beautiful vineyards and monasteries of Fruska Gora.
Find cheap flights to Serbia and more cheap flights here. Belgrade has the primary international airport, though only a few airlines service the country. Many visitors enter through Croatia. Within the country you’ll find good bus service and air travel between cities. Driving in Serbia requires an international driver’s license.
Find the best prices for hotels in Serbia, and other cheap hotels here. Belgrade offers every type of accommodation from 5 star hotels to small guesthouses and guest apartments. In smaller cities you’ll find mostly small guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodations. The ski regions of Zlatibor and Kapaonik offer ski resorts and other accommodations geared toward skiers.