Serbia (Srbija) should reach the comfort zone of most tourists, but to get rid of Slobodan Milošević and become a democracy, the nation is now knocking at the doors of Europe, and at the same time is a safe and welcoming to visit. The most interesting point is, without doubt, the capital, Belgrade, a city gritty, full of energy. Cultural enthusiasts can revel in its architecture and museums, foodies in its restaurants, while party animals will not get any rest to explore the endless nightlife.

Plans and the Vojvodina quiet Fruška Gora monasteries provide an effective antidote to urban chaos, while Novi Sad is home to the renowned Exit festival world music. Proud and traditional southern Serbia is a country of lush rolling hills and wooded valleys rub the rugged mountains. The medieval monasteries Manasija, Sopocani Studenica and remain the guardians of the faith of Serbia and Byzantine art, while the mountains of Zlatibor and Kopaonik offer fun in the snow in winter and hiking in summer glory. Mosques mix with monasteries in Novi Pazar, where life in the Turkish quarter continued much as it did a century ago, when the Turks were still in power.

A few miles south is Kosovo, a disputed land divided by the different interpretations of history. For Serbs the cradle of their nation, by the Kosovo Albanians that their independence is the future. The UN still recognizes Kosovo as part of Serbia until the current talks decide their future.


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