Located in the Balkans, surrounded by Romania, Hungary, Croatia, and other countries, Serbia is a small but welcoming county. Grassy meadows and a plain spread all across the north, in Vojvodina, and mountains and lakes in the south, Serbia is full of wonders worth exploring.
We’ve managed to squeeze in the 5 most visited destinations in Serbia, preferred by both the locals and tourists.
Belgrade – Old vs. modern
The capital of Serbia is the first city on our list. Romans knew it as Singidunum, this city is where the old and the new are clashing. From the shores of the Danube river to the city center and distant neighborhoods no building is the same. An eternal fight between old historical buildings, structures from the Yugoslavian period, and huge modern towers with big windows are what makes this city so unique.
Walk the long path of Knez Mihajlova, sunbathe on Ada Ciganlija, and feast in one of the restaurants of Skadarlija, among many more places to visit in Belgrade. We’ve only scratched the surface.
Novi Sad – The gem of Vojvodina
Novi Sad is the capital of Vojvodina, the autonomous province in the north of Serbia. Gorgeous architecture, an area blossoming with wineries, and rich culture made this city the European Capital of Culture 2022. It will take you approximately 30 minutes from Belgrade to Novi Sad if you decide to ride a train to this magnificent city.
Explore Novi Sad and learn more about it while walking around the city center, beautiful Dunav park, and taking a tour of the Pertovaradin fortress, a place that hosts one of the most popular music festivals in Europe, the EXIT festival.
While you’re there don’t miss a chance to visit a national park Fruska Gora, located only 20km away from Novi Sad.
Vrnjacka banja – Waters that will heal your core
This thermal spa town is a perfect place to visit if you’re looking for not only a place to rest but a place to heal, as spas are open all year round. Bathe in Sneznik or Jezero spa and feel the mineral water heal every cell in your body.
If you are more of a party and fun kind of person, this place hosts one of the most popular music festivals in Serbia: Lovefest. Dance your heart out and feel the rhythm of electronic music. After all this excitement, you might as well take a stroll in a park or ride carriages around the town.
For the price of 1000 Serbian dinars (around $10) you can go on an adventure on a nearby mountain Goc, or visit monasteries like Studenica, Ljubostinja and Zica, located not far away away from this spa town.
Zlatibor – Stunning nature and traditional food
The fourth most visited destination on our list is, unsurprisingly, a mountain. Zlatibor is a mountain located in the west of Serbia and it is equally visited in the summer months as in the winter months. Naturally, the winter months are the time for snow adventures in Ski center Tornik, on top of which you can find the cable car, ski tracks and a place for kids to play in the snow.
As for the summertime, tourists can enjoy nature, pools and adventure parks. Zlatibor is not only famous for its gorgeous nature and green landscape, but for the food as well, as this is where the most popular prosciutto is made.
Kopaonik – Perfect spot for ski sports lovers
Last, but not least is Kopanik mountain, a true gem worth visiting if you like breathtaking nature and skiing adventures. This is the most popular winter destination for the locals and for foreigners as well. This is where the biggest ski center in Serbia is located and it’s adapted for skiers of all levels, from beginners to professionals.
The climate and the soil of this mountain represent perfect conditions for blueberries to thrive, and because of that Kopaonik hosts a festival “Dani Borovnice” (Days of Blueberries) every year where people from all around the country compete in making the best dessert out of blueberries.
We’ve reached the end of this article and we hope that our list helped you get to know Serbia a little bit better. If visiting Serbia is on your to-do list, make sure not to miss out on these top 5 most visited destinations in Serbia.