29 Aug Serbia Holidays
Serbia is a country located in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, with a long history and a striking culture. Serbia has a fascinating capital city that boasts a rich cultural life, with excellent restaurants and nightlife; quiet, rural market towns that still cling to traditional ways; and a countryside that is characterized by lush hills and forested mountains, with age-old monasteries hidden in remote valleys. The hospitable and joyful dispositions of the Serbian people make this a destination not to miss.
Provided you have armed yourself with local wisdom and useful tips, you will definitely enjoy a variety of things to do and places to see in Serbia.
Nestled between the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is a gem of a city full of passion, finesse and grandiosity. The heart of the city is filled with interesting bookshops, world-class restaurants, eclectic galleries and dazzling architecture, and the streets always seem to be filled with people. The capital’s ultimate appeal is its lively nightlife, but the days in Belgrade are filled with wonderful opportunities for exploring the many stimulating museums, charming parks and distinct neighbourhoods.
The city’s many theatres, museums, monuments and opera houses boast a deep and fissured cultural life while the beaches and rivers attract sunbathers, sports enthusiasts and partygoers on the popular floating river barges that serve as nightclubs.
To most foreigners, Serbia’s second city of Novi Sad is synonymous with one thing and one thing only, the annual Exit Festival. While Exit is undoubtedly one of Europe’s foremost music events – both in terms of the level and diversity of the artists it attracts, as well as its truly unique venue at Petrovaradin Fortress – the city and surrounding area have more to offer than arguably anywhere else in Serbia or even the wider region. Within easy driving, or cycling, distance there the monasteries of Fruška Gora and the inviting Salaši tourist farms. During the summer months, people pack the Štrand, one of the Danube’s finest beaches, and a series of street festivals and other events keep the good vibes going well into the autumn.
Nis is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is most notably known as the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, the man responsible for converting the Roman Empire to Christianity. Nis is home to many historical sites that represent its long and tumultuous history.
Nishville Jazz Fesitval, the most visited Jazz Festival in South East Europe, is an annual event held in August. The festival hosts a diversity of Jazz musicians, with ethnic traditions from different parts of the world.
Kalemegdan – Kalemegdan is Belgrade’s impressive fortress located on the confluence of the river Sava and Danube. The fortress is the core of the oldest section of Belgrade and makes one of the most beautiful natural lookouts.
Knez Mihailova Street – Knez Mihailova Street or Prince Michael Street is the main pedestrian and shopping zone in Belgrade, it is a common meeting point for Belgraders. The street has been named one of the most beautiful pedestrian zones in South Eastern Europe where there is a constant buzz of locals and tourists.
Republic Square – Republic Square represents the very heart of the city. Here you can enjoy a lazy afternoon while sipping coffee in the mild autumn sun, or listen to speakers, attend concerts and performances. Republic Square represents the intersection of various roads and is a place you can’t miss when exploring Belgrade.
Michael’s Cathedral – The Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel is the city’s main cathedral, built in the centre of Belgrade, situated in the old part of the city.
The Cathedral of Saint Sava – Saint Sava Temple is the largest Orthodox temple in the Balkans. Church is so big that can seat more than 10,000 people at the same time. Saint Sava Temple is known for its polyphonic bells so make sure to get to the Temple at a full hour to hear them.
Vrnjacka Banja – Vrnjacka Banja is the most popular natural mineral spa in Serbia. People from all around the region come here to relax and rehabilitate.
Skadarlija – Skadarlija is considered the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade. It is a historic street that includes well-known restaurants, hotels, art galleries, antique and souvenir shops and the Sebilj fountain.
Zlatibor – Zlatibor is a climatic health resort, characterized by clean air, a cool alpine climate and long periods of sunshine during the summer. It is situated at an elevation of over 1,000 meters and is a popular destination for health tourism, skiing and hiking.
Ada Ciganlija – Ada Ciganlija, The sea of Belgrade is a unique Belgrade retreat, isolated artificial peninsula where everything is 100% pure enjoyment. During the summer, Ada Ciganlija becomes the center of all sports activities in the city. Visitors come here to swim, run, play all kinds of sports or just enjoy a hot summer afternoon while sipping cold drinks in cafes.
Zemun’s Quay – Zemun quay is the most visited waterfront in Belgrade, connecting New Belgrade and Zemun Danube coasts. It is home to countless splavs (Belgrade’s world famous floating clubs and restaurants) and is located right beside Zemun’s old town, dating back to the 18th century.
Avala Tower – The Avala TV tower is a telecommunication and observation tower located at mount Avala in the southern suburbs of Belgrade. With a height of 205 meters it is currently the tallest tower in the Balkan region. On a sunny day the views stretch up to 100 kilometers offering breathtaking panoramas of the city.
EXIT FESTIVAL – JULY – Novi Sad
KALEMEGDAN SUMMER FESTIVAL– JUNE, JULY, AUGUST – Belgrade
BELEF – JULY – Belgrade
SUPERNATURAL – APRIL – Belgrade
NISVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL – AUGUST – Nis
BELGRADE BEER FEST – AUGUST – Usce, Beograd
BELGRADE MARATHON – APRIL– Belgrade
LOVEFEST – AUGUST – Vrnjacka Banja
BELGRADE JAZZ FESTIVAL -OCTOBAR – Beograd
GUCA FESTIVAL – AUGUST – Guca
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FEBRUARY, MARCH – Belgrade
BELGRADE DANCE FESTIVAL (BDF) – MARCH – Belgrade
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