Why go to Serbia?
Serbia offers a warm welcome to visitors, satisfying party animals with its vivacious nightlife and adventure-seekers with its mountains. Hidden by war for decades, the country has opened up to reveal a trail of fascinating culture and history in the wake of conflict. Book one of our new flights to Serbia and experience all the country’s varied delights for yourself.
Serbia’s capital of Belgrade serves up must-see museums and architecture for the culturally curious and thumping beats for dance-crazed clubbers. Venture further afield than the energetic capital and you'll quickly discover hidden wonders off the tourist trail.
Head to the Vojvodina region in North Serbia and discover peaceful countryside ideal for rest and relaxation. Amongst the vast flat plains you’ll find cities and villages with a distinctly more European look compared to those in the south. Breaking up this landscape, Fruska Gora is a narrow island mountain carved out by river courses. Explore the green pastures, vineyards and orchards of Fruska Gora’s valleys and drop into serene orthodox monasteries dotted throughout the countryside.
When winter appears there is prime skiing to be found at the mountain ranges of Zlatibor and Kopaonik. As Serbia’s largest and most popular ski resort, Kopaonik offers adventure at an affordable price. Test your agility at Kopaonik snowboard park (the country’s first) before exploring nearby forests and gorges which make up this picturesque National Park. When the sun goes down there is no shortage of bars to ensure the excitement continues on into the night. Swap your skis for your walking shoes and tread the slopes of Zlatibor during the summer season for a different take on Serbia’s beautiful mountain scenery.
Meanwhile, Novi Pazar in Serbia’s southwest is a product of previous Ottoman rule. Small alleyways lined with little shops, traditional houses with wooden terraces and several mosques all add character to this special city. A significant number of monasteries found here also add to the mix.
As Serbia’s second-largest city Novi Sad is a must-see. Sitting on the banks of the Danube River music fans gather here each summer for the popular EXIT Festival. Wander the historic underground passages of Petrovaradin fortress to find the city’s cultural highlights. Once you’ve finished exploring Novi Sad City Museum, the galleries and workshops inside, try one the fortress restaurants for a meal with panoramic views or dance the night away in its clubs.
The north of Serbia regularly sees cold and snowy winters, perfect for taking to the slopes, while south Serbia’s climate is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Belgrade has a continental climate, so wrap up warm in winter when temperatures can dip to -5°C and prepare to bare some skin in summer with temperatures often in the 30s. The height of the ski season is January and the spring and autumn offer comfortable temperatures ideal for sightseeing and hiking.