Serbia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Novi Sad: Things to do and places to visit

  Ever since I visited Novi Sad for the first time back in 2007, I knew this would be the city I would like to live in the future. That is why I decided to come here for my studies in 2011, and I stayed here since then. Novi Sad is a great place to visit because it has a lot of interesting things going on all over the city. In this article, I am going to provide recommendations for the tourists who decide to come to Novi Sad. From my personal experience, these are the things and the places […]
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Serbia and Belgrade: A guide for backpackers

Serbia is a hidden jewel in Europe, a country not so well explored and overcrowded by tourists. It is situated in Balkan peninsula in the southeast of Europe. Its turbulent history, beautiful nature, delicious local food, and hospitable people are the reason why this country gets more and more attention from travelers. According to my experience of hosting foreigners in Serbia, most of the people who visit it are young backpackers from Europe and USA. Due to visa-free policies for many Asian countries, Serbia lately gets a lot of tourist from these countries too. One of the most visited places […]
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Sharr Mountain – The place for those who live for winter sports

This winter we are going to Serbia. This country has amazing nature and a lot of beautiful places to visit. Many people come to Serbia to see her beauty and go home with many memories and stories about their Serbian adventures. Many of them are from the mountains, especially in winter, because winter is the best season if you want to explore the mountains and if you love winter sports. In this story, we are going to the south of Serbia, in one of five National parks. In the next parts of the story, you can read about Sharr Mountain – the most […]
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Discovering The Hidden Secrets of Belgrade

In recent years, Belgrade has become one of Eastern Europe’s better-kept secrets. Located at a key fork of the Danube and Sava Rivers, it has a remarkable history, while proudly wearing the scars of a turbulent past. It’s a city that has been destroyed and rebuilt countless times over several centuries, and with volumes of relics and remnants to show for it. What’s particularly fascinating about Belgrade is how much there is to discover. Unlike many other European locales, Belgrade takes a bit more time and effort to get to know. Make the effort, dig a bit deeper, and rich […]
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7 priceless experiences to enjoy Belgrade like a local

Serbia’s capital city is a modern European city buzzing with budget-friendly activities. Even better: some of the best experience you can get in Belgrade are free or almost and truly unique. Follow the example of the inhabitants and enjoy the city like a local! Sunset on Kalemegdan A winter sunset on the fortress of Kalemegdan © Marion Dautry The old fortress is one of the oldest remains of Belgrade’s troubled history, linking together the Roman times of Singidunum, the empires’ battles over the city and the communist recent history with its hidden bunkers. It is also an amazing park loved […]
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Lake Palic: Wonderful place for your holiday in Serbia

If you are thinking about your summer holiday, but seaside is not an option, come to Serbia, and spend it resting by the Lake Palic. I know that I may sound crazy, but I’m really not a fan of hot summer, sunbathe etc. I like to spend it in nature, on the mountain or by the lake, this one especially. Amazing parks, unusual architecture, cosy hotels and pretty villas make this place the right destination for you and your family. It is located in the North, next to the small, lovely town, Palic, near the border with Hungary and only […]
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The best places in Belgrade for millennials

This eastern Europe capital has a lot to offer to the millennials! If there is one thing you should know about Belgrade, is that you have no idea how much you don’t know! This capital city of Serbia is full of unexpected treasures, good food, friendly people, and amazing places to visit. They call it new Berlin, they compare it to Istanbul, but in all fairness, Belgrade can’t be compared to any of them, not because it’s better or worse, but because it is unique! And as such, it is so attractive to millennials, who appreciate the crazy mixture of […]
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Sremska Mitrovica: From ancient Sirmium to urban city in Serbia

Sremska Mitrovica lies on the remains of ancient Sirmium, one of four capitals of Roman Empire. It was founded before 4th century BC, in province Pannonia. It’s located on the northern bank of the river Sava, 76km west of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The city is significant administrative, economic, cultural and educational center. The extremely favorable geographical position of the city is conditioned by the proximity of the highway, the international railway line, the airport Nikola Tesla ( 60km distance), the sports airport in the nearby village Veliki Radinci, as well as the fact that the city lies on […]
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Serbia: The naked male statue in the center of Belgrade

Pobednik (eng: the Victor) is one of the greatest monuments in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. At the heart of old part of Belgrade, you will be able to visit Kalemegdan – Fortress, and Park in the center of Belgrade. Many centuries ago, Serbia has become a Kingdom. Many emperors have ruled over Serbia, and the country suffered several wars – the Balkan Wars, The First and The Second World War. However, lots of buildings, parks, fortresses, monuments and peace of art are built and created during the Ottoman Empire. The Serbs were living under Ottoman Empire for 5 centuries. Kalemegdan […]
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Belgrade: The city with magical sunset

Dear stranger, I know there is a plenty of places in this world that you can visit and that’s the reason why I don’t want to push you to visit my city. Belgrade. He’s not that photogenic, like many others. He’s not luxurious. I don’t want to impose my subjective attitudes which I’ve built over the past 25 years, I just want to tell you the story about that one magical night in my city, and you should know that these type of nights are happening here very often. Spontaneously, when you expect them the least. Then you can decide do you […]
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8 places to visit in the city of Bor and eastern Serbia

Mining tourism exists in Serbia. There is one city in Serbia that many tourists refer to as a Serbian Disneyland. Did you know that there is such a thing in the world? Yes, there is, and its name is Bor. Anyone who comes to this city located in eastern Serbia, after entering the settlement notices right away that Bor is an industrial city but also an unusual attraction for tourism. At the entrance of the city, there is a statue of a miner, as a welcome. Throughout the main street of the city, as in the museum, mining exhibits are […]
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Higher altitude: A winter holiday on Kopaonik Mountain, Serbia

Kopa-what? Did you know that the largest ski-resort in Southeastern Europe is based in Serbia? The National Park of Kopaonik on the southern edge of the border boasts 25 ski-lifts, making it difficult to conquer all the slopes even in the space of a week. Ideal for adventurous ski-ers and snowboarders, this place will leave you wanting more. The Kopaonik mountain range was once the centre of the Serbian medieval state, with fortresses built and scattered across the region. It was also a place where battles were fought against the Axis powers during World War II. Kopaonik is rich in history as […]
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8 Places to visit in Novi Sad

About the city Novi Sad is the capital city of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and also the second largest city in Serbia. The Danube river divides two geographical regions – Bačku and Srem. Fruška Gora mountain is located on the other side of the river. Novi Sad is a very old and beautiful city. It was founded in 1694. and very soon became a center of Serbian culture of that period, in which it was also known as Serbian Athens. Last year Novi Sad gained the title of European Capital of culture for the year of 2021. along with […]
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The place from where Pančić's Omorika and land come from

Zaovine on mountain Tara, one of the most beautiful places in Serbia Today we are going to Serbia. Serbia has a lot of interesting and very pretty places. A lot of tourists in one year come to Serbia, and from here have a much impression. We are going to place named Zaovine on mountain Tara. Now we starting the story and travel about village Zaovine, mountain Tara, Zaovine's lakes and Pancic's Omorika. Serbia, Zaovine A place preserved from the Internet and a vice of the Information Age, in which due to the lack of street lighting […]
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Serbia: 24 hours of fun in Belgrade

  If you enjoy being in a beautiful nature, eating a delicious food and you want a possibility to party every single night of the week, then your perfect destination is the capital city of Balkan area and my hometown, Belgrade. The city is situated on two main rivers, Danube and Sava and with its rich history, Belgrade offers you a lot of interesting stories and activities. No matter what age you are, Belgrade has something for everybody. There are a lot of parks for children, coffee places for those who enjoy drinking their coffee slowly and a huge amount […]
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Belgrade beer gems

Belgrade pubs may not be as famous as those of London or Ireland, but this city is indeed Serbia's beer-capital. It's not only that the best of pubs have all sorts of domestic beers you can't simply buy at a store; it's the welcoming atmosphere and the lively people that draw you in and won't let you go. As a student whose university is in the very center of the city, I've had the pleasure of discovering many of both old and new pubs, and here are some of the very best ones we have to offer. If you're bad […]
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Exploring ancient Belgrade with local taste`

I always foretaste with pleasure a visit to non-typical travel destinations, the cities and towns which are not so popular with the travelers. What will it bring to me? Is it worth a try? These questions were crossing my mind as I was waiting for my plane to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. I did not know what to expect from this ancient city, which witnessed many ups and downs during its rich history. However, Belgrade satisfied and exceeded my expectations. What was the most pleasant, nice and unforgettable during this travel is meeting the Serbs. The people of Serbia […]
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5 Places to visit when you come to Serbia

Belgrade First thing first, you can’t go to Serbia and not to visit the capital city. All roads lead through Belgrade, it is unmissable. If you want to go to Greece, Turkey and other southern countries you have to pass Belgrade. Because of that position, you will have the feeling that Belgrade is a center of many cultures, nationalities and races. Besides that, many Serbs think that Belgrade is like the bridge between amazing plain ‘Vojvodina’ on north and tremendous fields of forest called ‘Shumadija’ on south. Territorially the city is huge, with 1.35 million people in it, and that […]
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Belgrade: the famous clubbing scene of Eastern Europe

I moved there one hot summer and stayed for two years. Belgrade met me with unbearable 35+ heat and ruined old gray buildings. But the longer I stayed there the deeper I was falling in love with the city. It turned out there were so many layers of it that almost every day you could find something to surprise you. No wonder Belgrade is referred to these days as New Berlin and was ranked one of the top-10 party towns in the world. Where to have fun Savamala district It used to be a dark gray area with abandoned halls […]
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Belgrade: Where Sava and Danube meet

After six hours on a bus, my feet finally felt the firm ground – I was in Belgrade. Serbian capital welcomed me with 25°C on a late September day, probably the best time to travel. I was invited by a friend to a summer school on European integration, a hot topic in Serbia and the region. Meeting some familiar places and learning something more about what the future might bring, I said yes. It's been almost 6 years since my last visit to Belgrade. And a lot has changed. I learned this the hard way, completely missing the hostel in which […]
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Summer in Belgrade – Amazing things to do

Spring and summer are the best seasons to visit Belgrade, although it has its special perks in autumn and winter. Known for its rich history, delicious food, and interesting nightlife, Belgrade is a place that has a lot to offer, especially if you're a budget traveler. If you want to experience Belgrade at its best, here are few things to do and which you shouldn't miss while you're visiting Serbian capital. Have a breakfast in PEKARA First stop, Pekara (in english – bakery). You can't function without having a proper breakfast. Well, in Belgrade, bakeries can be found on every […]
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To-Do in Belgrade, Serbia: Sunset strolls in Kalemegdan Park

  Kalemegdan Park is Belgrade’s most well-known attraction by far, well for club-goers and many young city dwellers alike, than second most important thanks to the Splav river clubs lining the Sava River. However, Kalemegdan tops my list as my go to place in the city where you can sit, people watch, and experience the dynamic people inhabiting this city. It is the largest park in the city as well as the most important historical monument in Belgrade. It was built in 535 A.D by Byzantine Emperor, Justinian I. This was a very important geostrategic location as it is where […]
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EXIT Festival – Music Adventure in Serbia and Montenegro

There is nothing that feels better than summer music festivals. Feeling of freedom, happiness overload, unforgettable experiences. It’s all I am looking for the whole year long – endless sunshine, good vibes, great people and amazing location! Therefore, there are four sacred days marked in my calendar and they are reserved for the EXIT Festival in Serbia. It is held every year in July, in the city of Novi Sad, in the northern part of Serbia. Dates to save this year – July 7-10th. Two years ago EXIT joined forces with the Sea Dance festival in Montenegro to make an ultimate music […]
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BELGRADE – THE HEART OF BALKANS

  FEEL POSITIVE VIBES THROUGH ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BELGRADE SPOTS This particular story has been inspired by one of the most important neighborhoods in the city of Belgrade. A story where history, song, smile of a local woman and experience that everyone need in their lives permeates and make life worth living…   The plane finally landed at the “Nikola Tesla” airport. I am eagerly waiting to get trough passport control and to breathe the air that I heard so much about in all those years. Stories about the best clubbing spots and nightlife in the Balkans. Stories […]
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