Why Visit Serbia
Serbia, a country located in the Balkans and in South-eastern Europe, is positioned on one of the main land routes that go from Central Europe to Turkey and further on to the Near East. The country shares a land border with Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and said to be one of the oldest cities in Europe, is a popular destination for visitors of the country. Many travellers visit Belgrade for its energetic nightlife and quite enjoyable night-time activities but beyond that one can also find cultural and historical sites worth visiting. Belgrade is host to numerous local and international festivals ranging from celebrations of theatre and music. It is also home to a some of the country's most significant educational institutions such as the Serbian Academy of Science and Art and the National Library of Serbia.
What to see and do in Serbia
The people of Serbia, as well as visitors to the country, enjoy spending their summer days within the various national parks located throughout the area. During wintertime, mountain resorts such as the popular Kopaonik, welcomes many visitors to enjoy cold weather sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Spa resorts are also popular in the area such as Niška Banja, Vrnjačka Banja and Sokobanja.
The country is also home to several stunning structures such as the Belgrade Fortress which is the oldest historical landmark in Belgrade. Visitors will enjoy spending many hours walking through the fortress. The Petrovaradin Fortress, another spectacular structure in Serbia, is located in Novi Sad and is Europe’s second largest fortress. It is said to display some of the best of 18th-century European military architecture. A trek around the area of Petrovaradin should also not be missed as it exhibits gorgeous statues and provides a splendid view of the Danube River and parts of Novi Sad.
Serbia's rich history and culture can visibly be seen through its many archaeological monuments and historical sites. A visit to a number of Serbia's medieval monasteries and churches ought not to be missed as they are truly a wonder to behold.
How to get around Serbia
Getting around and within Serbia can be easy thanks to the number of transportation modes available. Travelling by bus is the most convenient and fastest way to get around and while travelling by train is available, it relatively slower and most trains are still old and uncomfortable while the country is upgrading their train system. For travellers who wish to commute in private, rental cars are available as well.
How to get to Serbia
Serbia’s main international airport is the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) which is located around 18 kilometres from Belgrade’s downtown area. Major European airlines operate flights to and from the Belgrade airport such as Austrian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. Destinations operated at this airport include Moscow in Russia, Athens in Greece, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Rome in Italy and Frankfurt in Germany.
Other international airports in Serbia include the Kraljevo "Morava" Airport (KVO), Niš Constantine the Great Airport (INI), Vršac International Airport (VRC) and Užice-Ponikve Airport (UZC).
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