Top 3 places to visit in Serbia
Why to visit Serbia?
I hope you are familiar with the map of Europe, and know where to find Serbia, my homeland. I think I could give you a lot of details about my country.
Serbia is in the heart of Europe, just in the middle of the Balkan peninsula. Find the Italy on map, and it won't be difficult to find Serbia,just across Adriatic sea, between her neighbors Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro. Serbia and its people are temperamental, and likes everyone who come to our country.
Serbia on the map
Belgrade, the Serbian Capital
We will start from Belgrade, the biggest and the capital city of Serbia. There is so many reasons to visit and stay in Belgrade, maybe stay forever who knows. In my opinion there are some reasons who are more than "just reasons". And here are some of that reasons, the Serbia and especially Belgrade is mix of different cultures,religions and nations. People are hospitable and very friendly, you can enjoy in delicious domestic food and local drinks. Also you can enjoy and take part in lot of different events,during the whole year.
It does not matter whether you are young or old,you will find something for you. You can start with visiting the Kalemegdan Fortress and "statue of the winner" the symbol of Belgrade City, than just continue forward into Knez Mihajlova Street, the most beautiful street in Belgrade, keep going forward into famous bohemian part of Old Belgrade called "Skadarlija". Go over the bridge and see the part of Belgrade called Zemun,formerly a separate town that belonged to the Austro - Hungarian empire. Visit the nightlife in numerous club's and discos,the beer Festival, or many concerts of world famous music artists in the open, during the summer. Or simply take a walk shooting the photos of river's Sava and Danube, or enjoy the fresh air of mountain Avala, and take a beautiful,panoramic view of whole Belgrade from Avala Tower.
Novi Sad, the Capital of the province of Vojvodina
Novi Sad or as many call it "Serbian Athens" is the second largest city in Serbia. In this city you wouldn't know what to visit first. It is modern city with numerous monuments and medieval buildings. First, when you came there, you fall in love with a peaceful, very friendly and hospitable citizens. Petrovaradin Fortress is the most attractive monument of Novi Sad, and certainly the first thing to visit. From that place you will have a fantastic panoramic view on the entire Novi Sad, and part of the Danube River, which surrounds the city from the south. During the summer, at the Petrovaradin Fortress held a famous international music festival "Exit", which attracts over half a million young people from around the world. Or you can just go for a walk down the central street and enjoy in beauty of medieval buildings, such as the famous medieval church call "The Name of Mary", which was built in the first decades of the 18th century, or the "Town House" built in 1895, in the center of Novi Sad, which is copy of "Town House" in Grac. You can also enjoy and visit many night clubs, bars and restaurants with traditionally food from Vojvodina. If you are tired of urban heat, you can visit the mountain "Fruška Gora",near Novi Sad, where you can go for a walk, and take photos of numerous medieval monasteries, or visit the numerous ethnos houses that were built in the traditional style and enjoy in their beauty and natural environment, also you can take a part in organized tours, which covering the whole mountain "Fruska Gora".
Niš, the beauty of the south Serbia
Niš is the largest city in the South Serbia, situated 237 kilometers southeast from the Belgrade on Nišava river. Niš was the administrative, military and commercial center od various states and empires which, in its long history, belonged. In the area of present - day Niš, in the ancient city Nais were born famous Roman emperors Constantine and Constantius III. In the Niš and the surrounding area you can enjoy the many historical monuments. Some of them are "Niš fortress", built in the 17th century as the Ottoman military fort, or archeological site "Medijana" from Roman times (3rd - 4th century). Or you can visit amazing Skull Tower - unique monument of the 19th century with the skulls of the Serbian rebels in the Battle of Čegar, built in the tower. You can go for a walk in "Kazandzijsko sokače" (Tinkers Alley), the old urban area of the city, which was built in mid - 18th century. You can enjoy in lively night life, during the whole year you can enjoy in cultural events like: Festival of Actors' Achievements or Film Festival Niš. Around the Niš is a lot of natural beauty. First and i think most important is "Niška Banja", spa resort, 10 kilometers from the city center, at the foot of Koritnjak, part of mountain "Suva Planina". If you love exploring, the right places for you are Cerjanska cave, 14 km from the city, or Sićevačka gorge,where you can take part in organized rafting tours. At the and you can go and rest in some of the hotels or ethnos houses of the mountain Suva Planina, or you can enjoy in organized excursion across the mountain. And if is winter, you can go skiing,on some of the ski trails, or if you love the adrenaline go get some rough trails,and enjoy the unspoiled nature.