Serbia is a true European gem hidden in the beautiful Balkans. The country is so rich in history, culture and breathtaking nature and is still an off the beaten track destination with so much to offer. With so many direct flights available from all over Europe and the Middle East, Serbia is becoming more and more accessible for tourists.

If you’re planning to visit Serbia, Belgrade is an obvious first stop and is a very hip and funky city with cute cafes, bars, shops, lots of graffiti and some crazy nightlife. The locals are especially welcoming and they are so full of life, which explains why they love to party to the early hours of sunrise.

I love visiting the more adventurous locations, so I decided to head to the West of Serbia (Uzice, Uvac and Tara National Park) and I was so amazed by the untouched natural beauty of the area. I climbed up incredible mountains, took boat rides across rivers, swam in beautiful lakes with nothing but green forests surrounding me and had some laughs while drinking Rakija in a classic Kafana (Tavern).

For those traveling on a budget, you can have a feast for about $10 in most restaurants around the city or find great accommodation for about $30 and drink till you drop with drink prices being only a couple of dollars.

How does sleeping in a floating apartment sound? Or hiking up incredible mountains with endless views of rivers, lakes, and canyons? Or eating delicious specialties while listing to local musicians? Or meeting some amazing locals who are so happy to show you around their country? Or partying till sunrise on any day of the week?

Here are my favorite photos to inspire you to visit Serbia:

Uvac Serbia

Uvac Canyon – View from the top after hiking up the mountain

Drina Serbia

The legendary house on the lake – Drina

Mountains Serbia

Viewpoint at Tara National Park

Kafana Serbia

Old men day drinking at a classic “Kafana” (Tavern)

Serbia Nature

Views around Tara National Park

Belgrade Fortress

Belgrade Fortress

Belgrade Serbia

View from Belgrade Fortress

Belgrade Serbia Streets

Funky Graffiti all over Belgrade

Sunset Serbia

Epic sunrise on the Danube

Floating Apartments Belgrade

Chilling on my balcony at the floating apartment

Visit Serbia

Bohemian Quarter Belgrade

Bohemian Quarter Serbia

Bohemian Quarter Belgrade

Floating Apartment Belgrade

Floating Apartments on the Danube

Serbia Travel

One of the beautiful accommodations to rent

Tara Serbia

Tara National Park

Lake Serbia

Tara National Park

Ledena Cave Serbia

Ledena Cave

Serbia Food

The delicious food

Belgrade Serbia

Funky Streets of Belgrade

Art Festival Serbia

Music & Art Festival in old brick factory

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