Exploring Serbia’s past, Sale found Moesia, and the collision of Roman history with Serbia changed him. For the better!
I didn’t know what to expect when I would have before me a Serbian national park. But then it happened some time ago that my travels took me to the heart of Planina Tara. And it was there, my friends and loyal readers, that this strange mind I have was blown by such marvels as I had never imagined possible.
RAVANICA Monastery, Serbia
The Republic of Serbia is located in southeast Europe. More than 7 million inhabitants live across 88,509 square kilometers. Its capital is Belgrade, home to more than 1.6 million people. This country, blessed with unusual natural beauty...
Serbia is perhaps the most fascinating, and at the same time the most misunderstood, of the jewels in the Balkan cultural-historical treasure chest. Its people have survived a troubling and dynamic sequence of events - from the age of the first European...
From Vrlika to Ervenik, in the region of Northern Dalmatia and the Dalmatian Hinterlands, six monastaries of the Serbian Orthodox Church span a distance of 100 kilometres.
The Monasteries of the Eparchy of Dalmatia
French-Canadian who married a girl from Belgrade, has travelled extensively throughout Serbia, makes domaća kafa in his džezva every morning, boasts an impressive cache of village rakija, and sings starogradske pesme in the shower. He’s nuts alright, but most experts believe he’s harmless and might even be beneficial… if taken in small doses.
Đerdap National Park and the Gorge
Gamzigrad – Romuliana
The palace and legacy of the Emperor Galerius (293-311) is a testament to the palatial architecture of Late Antiquity, and is found in the region then known as Dacia. The palace was named after Galerius’ mother Romula. Even today, most of the luxurious buildings can be discerned through the uneven trapezoidal foundations which remain, constituting of a number of separate palaces, a temple, and heated bath houses, all enclosed within ramparts and gates. Everything is constructed from terracotta combined with various local stones. The remains of floor mosaics have also been discovered, along with other unique and valuable decorative objects, especially a mosaic depicting the god Dionysus, and statues depicting Hercules and Jupiter. This palace was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
A One-day Trip to Two of Vojvodina’s Most Cherished Tourist Attractions: Petrovaradin Fortress and Stražilovo
I heartily recommend this route (Guca, Zlatibor, Tara, Drvengrad) for your trip through Serbia. Whoever has more time can certainly stay at each destination an extra day, experiencing the places more fully and at a more relaxed pace. But for the rushed Canadian travellers, who have a relatively short holiday, even these five days are invaluable for getting better acquainted with Serbia and experiencing some of its natural and cultural charms.