Today we explore new country for you, and bring you the new list: 7 places to visit in Serbia before you die. Serbia is a small country in the Balkan Peninsula, one of Europe’s most affordable destinations to visit. Serbia is quite a safe destination to visit, and it offers fine attractions and experiences for travelers. With lovely landscapes, picturesque monasteries, exquisite nightlife – among the best in Europe, kind and lovely people, Serbia won’t leave you aloof.
This is the place where famous Exit festival happens, on the Pertrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, the country’s second-largest city. In Serbia, everywhere you will be greeted with “rakija”, a strong alcoholic beverage made from fruit, and with a hearty hello with three kisses on the cheeks. Flat grounds of Vojvodina, picturesque fortresses in the south, mountains of Kopaonik and Zlatibor are the country’s personal ID. If you’re planning on visiting this region, take a look at top that 8 places to visit in Croatia before you die as well, since neighboring Croatia is also stunning. And today we guide you through the 7 best places in Serbia that are worth visiting.
7. Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade
The place where river Sava meets the mighty Danube, the crossroads of central Europe, is the location of the mighty fortress that endured numerous attacks throughout the history. The Huns, Romans, Goths, Byzantines, Turks and others fought here for the prevail of the strategic position in central Europe. Today Kalemegdan is a historic attraction with famous “Pobednik” – the Winner statue resembling the victory over Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan Wars and the First World War. Belgrade always stood in someone’s way, from the ancient history to recent times. Luckily, the rustic fortress of Kalemegdan lives on to tell the story of hundred battles.
6. Drvengrad – Timber Town, Zlatibor Mountain
This is a village built by famous Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica in 2002 for his film “Life is a Miracle”. It is located in the Zlatibor District near the city of Užice. Colorful and picturesque wooden village became a big attraction in recent years, showcasing the uniqueness and creative energy of Kusturica. Among many interesting attractions, here you can find a life-size statue of Johnny Depp, director’s good friend and colleague in the movie project called “The Arizona Dream”.
5. The Resava Cave
Discovered in 1962, this 2.8 miles long and 1.75 miles deep cave was opened for visitors in 1972. Among the oldest caves in Serbia, the Resava Cave features impressive halls, narrow channels, cave galleries, stalactites and stalagmites, and flowstone waterfalls. Rocks formations inside the cave can be red, white, and yellow, depending on the minerals in stones through which the water passes. This cave is a protected natural monument, and its area includes 27 acres of surrounding terrain with forests, rock formations, small water streams, and other beautiful sights. A definite earned place on our list.
4. National Park Tara
Nature lovers will have a blast here; the national park contains dozen attractions of immense natural beauty, inspiring landscapes, and staggering sights. Impressive canyon of the Drina River is among them; this is the one of the largest canyons in the world where thousands of tourists come for adventurous experiences of rafting down the quick and wild river. The experience of rafting through Drina’s canyon is exciting, so if you happen to visit this place this is a must-do activity. The mountain of Tara is a home of endangered “Pančićeva” spruce, which is protected by the law, and the population of brown bears.
3. Devil’s Town
A true miracle of nature: the Devil’s Town in the southern part of Serbia, our #3 on the list looks amazing. The mystery of the formation is in nature’s erosion, with no explanations. Alongside this, legends of the demons can be heard in this area and that is the reason for the name “The Devil’s Town”. Similar to picturesque area of Cappadocia in Turkey, the 202 natural towers stand tall and colorful, making the impressive Devil’s Town a rare attraction in Europe. The natural spa is another attraction worth visiting in Devil’s Town.
2. Djerdap Gorge – the Iron Gate
The Djerdap Gorge is the largest and longest gorge in Europe, and the only one on the flow of Danube, stretching around 62 miles alongside the Carpathian Mountains. This formation of smaller three gorges, Gornja Klisura, Gospodjin Vir, and Veliki & Mali Kazan are separated by ravines. One of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe is located here: Lepenski Vir, where you can see the remains of ancient fortresses. A historic and interesting place to add on the value of Djerdap Gorge for second place on our list of places to visit in Serbia before you die.
And, the best place to visit in Serbia before you die is: Uvac Gorge
A destination on 3280 feet above sea level, where the Uvac River flows in remarkable curves and turns. The high ground around the canyons surrounding Uvac River is where you’ll find several lookouts. The sights you can experience here are incredible, mere words can’t describe these astounding views of the surroundings. Greenish color of the artificial lakes made by Uvac River, beautiful flora and fauna, with extraordinary griffon vultures flying and nesting in this area, and steep rocks of the canyon make a perfect group of attractions for visitor’s great experience. While visiting Serbia, one simply must visit this magnificent location, which deserves the first place on our list of 7 Best Places to Visit in Serbia Before You Die.