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Serbia

Serbia essential info

Serbia is emerging as one of Southern Europe’s newest and most popular tourist destinations. Despite its recent history, the country has an amazing variety of historical and cultural attractions, this on top its stunning natural beauty

Travel in Serbia: Vital stats


Capital of Serbia:
Belgrade
Population of Serbia: 7,300,000
Language in Serbia: Serbian.
Time in Serbia: GMT+1 (GMT+2 end March-end October)
International dialling code for Serbia: +381
Voltage in Serbia: 220V 50Hz AC
Visas for Serbia: Visas for SerbiaMoney in Serbia: Serbian dinar (RSD). ATMs and use of credit cards are spreading further and further. Cash is still the best bet in remote areas.
Serbia travel advice: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Serbia tourism board: Serbia

When to go to Serbia

 

The days are warm and mostly sunny from May to the end of September. Winter is cold, wet and best avoided.

International airports


Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) lies 20kms from Belgrade.
Nis Constantine the Great Airport (INI) lies 4kms from Nis in the South of Serbia.
Pristina International Airport (PRN) lies 15kms of Pristina, Kosovo.

Getting around in Serbia

By Road: Coach and bus services are the most practical way of getting around the country, and service more remote locations. Services between most towns are frequent, comfortable and cheap. Rental cars are also widely available and better for some of the more out of the way places.

 

By Rail: Trains are cheaper than buses, but slower, unreliable and prone to breakdowns and delays.

Serbia accommodation


There is a lack of options beyond the mid-priced, state owned hotels, with luxury hotels and budget accommodation hard to find. Private accommodation in villages and towns is on the rise and can be booked through local tourist offices.

Serbia food & drink


Serbia is famous for its grilled meats. Local dishes include pljeskavica, gilled meat patties with spices served with onions and raznjici, shish kebabs of pork or veal. Seafood is also very popular especially trout and carp. A popular fish dish in the north is Alaska corba i riblji paprikas, a spicy red stew with lots of paprika. Serbia wine is readily available and the country makes a number liquors.

Health & safety in Serbia

Serbia is relatively safe and robbery and violent crime very rare, however try to avoid any large public demonstrations and areas which have obvious ethic tensions.

Hospital and medical treatment is free to travellers with a UK passport. Remember to use strong sun cream and it’s best to drink bottled water.

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