With a variety of entertainment and attractions, Serbia inspires and surprises, given its low popularity among Russian tourists. Here you can choose from historical, medical, ecological tourism, as well as high-quality ski resorts at more than reasonable prices for Europe. Ski tourism in Serbia is a fairly new and actively developing direction, new routes are constantly opening here, additional services such as night skiing appear, and Russian-speaking instructors work to the delight of Russians. The most popular ski resort in Serbia is Kopaonik, its length is no less than 100 kilometers, and the national reserve of the same name is located next door. There are trails prepared for both beginners and professional skiers. Balneological resorts in Serbia are among the most affordable and not inferior in quality to other resorts in Europe. The country offers more than 20 equipped resorts with mineral springs and therapeutic mud. The most popular among them are Zlatibor, which specializes in weight loss programs, treatment of respiratory diseases and restoration of metabolism, Buyanovac-Banya with thermal mineral water, therapeutic mud and carbon dioxide, Vrnjacka-Banya with seven mineral springs, as well as Nishka-Banya, Banya – Koviljacha and Soko-Banya. An adventure through the natural attractions of Serbia will be no less interesting. There are several national parks in the country: the rarest Danube gorge – Dzherdap, Mount Kopaonik, Shara and Fruška Gora. In the Jerap reserve, the Dzherdap gorge is especially interesting, the site of prehistoric people of the Mesolithic era Lepenski Vir, the ancient bridge of Trajan and the Golubac fortress of the 14th century. Other national parks impress with an impressive variety of forests and fauna, including wolverine, brown bear, roe deer, ermine, jackals and many other animals. A cultural and historical trip to Serbia will also bring you a lot of positive impressions. The heart of the whole country is the beautiful and atmospheric Belgrade, which, having been destroyed 39 times, is a vibrant multi-cultural cocktail with the medieval oldest white stone fortress in Europe, Kalemegdan, Turkish baths, Roman fortifications and Muslim burials. Stari Grad is the place of concentration of all monuments, museums and the best restaurants of the city. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the ancient Skadarlie district, as well as Ada Ciganlia Park. The city of Nis is famous for its rich history and architecture. It was here that Emperor Constantine the Great was born, and the medieval monasteries of St. Paraskeva of Iverskaya, St. George in the valley near the village of Kamenitsa and the Church of the Mother of God in the Sichevachka-Klisura gorge have survived to this day in the city. This Earth keeps an incredible amount of ancient artifacts! Be sure to visit the open-air museum of medieval architecture in the village of Gornji Matezevac, located in the suburbs of Nis. The city of Novi Sad is famous, first of all, thanks to the Petrovaradin fortress, which houses a museum and… a hotel! You can live in the fortress and have breakfast the way it was done in the Middle Ages. In addition, Novi Sad is interesting for the museums of the Revolution, Archeology and Painting, the monastery of St. Ivan Capistran and the Petrovaradin military hospital. Subbotica is an amazing Serbian town, where half of the population has Hungarian roots and speaks Hungarian. And this is not surprising, because the city is located just ten kilometers from the Serbian-Hungarian border. The unique mixture of cultures can be seen in everything here, and in the kitchen, and in people, and in architecture.
National cuisine of Serbia
According to Findjobdescriptions, Serbian cuisine is famous for its diversity and tolerance in tastes. She just can’t help but like it! The main ingredients of local dishes are meat (pork) and a variety of vegetables. Very common in Serbia is the Balkan “burek” – a small one-serving puff pastry with meat and cheese, its vegetable version with potatoes is called “krompyrusa”. The hallmark of the national cuisine of Serbia is “chevapchichi” – ground peppered meat, known in many countries of the world. “Duvech” is no less famous, it is a pork cutlet with peppers, rice and tomatoes, which are baked in the oven. Often on the tables of local residents of Serbia you can find dishes such as eggplant and tomatoes with layers of ground meat – “moussaka”, “kapama” – lamb stewed in yogurt with onions and lettuce, as well as cabbage rolls “sarma”.
You can get to Serbia by a direct flight of Aeroflot and JAT Airways or with transfers, for example, by S7, which flies to Podgorica (Montenegro). Trains run from Moscow to Serbia, the journey takes two days. However, the route passes through Hungary and you will need a Hungarian transit visa to travel. Serbia has a well-developed rail network. The main branch connects Subotica and Macedonia, passing through Novi Sad, Nis, Kosovo and Belgrade. Another branch of the railway leads to the Adriatic Sea. The fare in any of the four types of carriages (“express”, “ambulance”, “high-speed” and “passenger”) is quite acceptable, but it is recommended to buy tickets in advance, especially during the summer tourist season. In summer, as a rule, more trains operate than at other times of the year. Public intercity buses serve many destinations in Serbia, including Bar, Budva, Ulcinj Kosovo and Southern Serbia. There is no domestic air service in the country. Passenger navigation operates on the large rivers Danube and Sava. As for movement within Serbian cities, here you can use buses or trams, tickets for which can be bought on the transport itself (more expensive) or in advance at ticket kiosks (cheaper). Most of the transport is very old and in need of repair. Taxis operate in most major cities in Serbia, they are not at all expensive and accessible to most tourists. When ordering a taxi by phone, you can save 20-30% of their street price. It is also possible to rent a car in the country, but it is worth considering that some of the roads are toll freeways, and the rest are not in the best condition. Road signs are often missing or covered with advertisements.