From rolling plains to gorgeous hills, Serbia is a nature lover’s paradise. Unfortunately (or, fortunately), many tourists do not know about this hidden gem and therefore it is less crowded and perfect for your getaway.

Tourism is encouraged and welcomed throughout the country. Serbians are friendly, and travelers experience a warm, inviting atmosphere during their visits. This experience will help you learn more about Serbian culture.

Things To Do

Serbia has many remarkable destinations that you will keep you returning. Spas are a tourist favorite in Serbia. Visit Soko Banja, which is famous for its great surroundings and relaxing atmosphere. Otherwise, try Kopaonik National Park. The park has adventure sports opportunities with a luxurious bar at your disposal. Another option is Kraljevo, which is known for its spas and commercial centers.

Apart from the capital city, Belgrade, there are several other intriguing cities to explore. Novi Sad is renowned for its Baroque period architecture. Nis and Novi Pazar hold historical significance; the former is the birthplace of Constantine while the latter is a UNESCO Heritage site.

Romania borders Serbia on the east, Hungary and Croatia on the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the west, and Kosovo, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Macedonia on the south. The capital city of Belgrade is in the central region of the country. Vojvodina is the northern portion of the nation which shares borders with Romania, Hungary, Croatia, and Bosnia.

Getting Around

There is only one domestic airway route from Nis to Belgrade. All other transit around the country must be by bus, car or train. Busses are more efficient than taking the trains which are sluggish in this part of Europe. If you prefer to see offbeat locations, then renting a car is the best option.

There are taxis with meters in all main towns. Also, car hire service is available at airports and major towns. Driving in Serbia is relatively safe, although driving at night is not advisable on small roads and in the countryside. Cars drive on the right side of the road.

Language

Serbian is the official language, but English is spoken fluently by most Serbians. Knowledge of Russian can be useful. However, speaking English will be more helpful for communicating than Russian.

Currency

One USD is equal to 117 Serbian dinars (RSD). The currency exchange is available through official exchange offices only. There are also several money exchange machines in Belgrade (including one at the airport), accepting Pounds Sterling, US Dollars, and Euros, giving back Dinars. Most shops, hotels, and restaurants accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards. And ATMs are widely available in urban areas.

The cost of living in Belgrade (150 RSD for 1 bottle of coke) is similar to other European countries. If you move to another city or a rural region, the expenses are much lower (73.3 RSD for 1 bottle of coke). Serbia is a beautiful but underrated country. You will love your trip without hurting your pocket.

Electricity

As for electricity, Serbia uses type F sockets. You need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage is 230 V.  Many of your devices may need a step-up transformer to match the electrical voltage.

August 16, 2016 12:00 am Published by 1 Comment

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