While the mainstays of Europe have been well explored and traversed by many a traveller, the Central European countries have remained widely untouched. It’s an unfortunate fact for many travellers heading to the region as they miss out on the history, beauty and culture of phenomenal countries like Serbia. The landlocked nation of Serbia has a history rich in both war and splendour and a culture that is all inviting to travellers exploring the land. A personal travel manager can craft a Serbian adventure so you can see the best of this diverse and unique country.
Serbia has a climate that can be visited in both winter and summer with both seasons offering fantastic activities. During the winter months, the northern region of Serbia is blanketed in snow and becomes a prime ski resort location. The north is also home to some world-class spas and retreats for those travellers who are looking to relax in Europe while avoiding the French Riviera! Belgrade, which means ‘white city’ in Serbian, offers a warm welcome for visitors in the summer months, when travellers can soak up the atmosphere of the old town and explore the city’s many museums. For those who love the nightlife, Belgrade has a world-class nightclub scene as well as many pubs and bars. Some pubs date back generations and have huge historical importance on the city. For the sports fan a visit to Novak Djokovic’s restaurants should be on the itinerary. Novak owns three restaurants in Belgrade with the most interesting being his self-titled establishment ‘Novak’. Fine food and a bizarre self-adoring décor make for an interesting experience. The restaurant includes a floor to ceiling tube full of tennis balls, screens playing his past matches (only the winning games of course) and various trophies accrued throughout his career.
Serbia has had a long run of conflict in its history, from the Romans to the Turkish and then the Balkan wars in the 1990s. This long history of war has left a huge impact on Serbia, and provides a wealth of history for travellers visiting the region. For those with a taste for the macabre, a visit to the Tower of Skulls in the city of Nis will be an eye-opener. The tower was constructed by the invading Turkish in 1809 to demonstrate that any resistance would be punished. Now, despite original Turkish intentions, the ghoulish monument serves as a reflection of Serbia’s proud defiance. Other notable wartime sites include the Red Cross Concentration Camp and the Kalemegdan Citadel. The Red Cross Concentration Camp is one of the best-preserved concentration camps in Europe and paints a shocking picture of the horror the Serbian people were subjected to in World War Two. The Kalemegdan Citadel has been the source of conflict for over 114 battles spanning centuries and has many tales for enthusiastic travellers.
Whether your trip is about relaxation, education or stimulation; Serbia can cater to all travelling tastes. Find out more from your local, personal travel manager today http://www.travelmanagers.com.au/ptm-search/