Outspoken and bold, Serbia is an open-hearted nation whose hospitality is matched only by its splendour.
Emerging from the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s a stronger and more unified nation, Serbia’s proud old-world culture is mingled with the hopeful aspirations of a generation still celebrating the country’s independence. Whether it’s the grandiose coffee houses, boulevards lined with historical buildings, or the hearty shout of ‘ziveli’ before sipping rakija (plum brandy) – there’s an unmistakeable charm to this Balkan gem. A word of warning before you arrive: come well prepared for a robust three-kiss hello.
Serbia travel highlights
Soak up the views from battle-scarred Kalemegdan Citadel, which overlooks the city and Danube River, or enjoy an evening stroll along Bohemian Skadarska Street.
Witness the inner workings of a family-run winery that’s been producing world-class dessert wines for over 300 years.
Practice an authentic Serbian toast while mingling with the locals at one of the town’s many outdoor cafes and laneway bars.