Serbia

Serbia has connected West with East for centuries–a land in which civilisations, cultures, faiths, climates and landscapes meet and mingle.

It is located in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula, in southeastern Europe. The northern portion belongs to central Europe, but in terms of geography and climate it is also partly a Mediterranean country. Serbia is landlocked but as a Danube country it is connected to distant seas and oceans. Serbia is a crossroads of Europe and a geopolitically important territory. The international roads and railway lines, which run through the country’s river valleys, form the shortest link between Western Europe and the Middle East.

Many times during its rich, centuries-long history, Serbia has been at the centre of Europe’s and the world’s attention, out of all proportion to its modest size, economic might and number of inhabitants. Many lessons on bravery, patriotism and the struggle for freedom can be learned wherever you turn in Serbia, as you pass through its cities and regions.

The cultural and historical heritage of Serbia begins with prehistoric archaeological sites and its legacy from classical antiquity. Perhaps its greatest riches, though, are in the many mediaeval Serbian churches and monasteries, some of which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Today, Serbia is a modern, democratic European country, on the path to membership of the European Union, which a diverse range of visitors – from young backpackers to participants in congresses and fairs – visit every day.

HIGHTLIGHTS

BELGRAD(BELGRADE),is the capital of Serbia, having about 1,6 million inhabitants. It is located in the south-east of Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times it has been an important traffic focal point, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe.
NOVI SAD,the capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina lies on the Danube. Some of its parts date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and boast several well-preserved old churches and other public buildings. The city also boasts various interesting museums and art galleries. However, its undoubtedly most important monumental complex is the Petrovaradin Fortress on the right bank of the Danube. The first records about a fortress at its present site date back to the Roman times. Records show that is has been worked on the 13th century, while it obtained its present appearance in the 18th century largely.
PALIC LAKE,and the village with the same name, is located 8 kilometers east of Subotica. It always offers something new and unique. Extraordinary objects from the early 20th century (Water Tower, Grand Terrace, Women’s strand and Music Pavilion), a beautiful park, known for the lake as well as peace and quietness make Palić ideal place for relaxation and enjoyment.