During pre-tour we want to show you some of the best-known attractions from Serbian royal history, mixed with the more contemporary known (or made) attractions. Central and Western Serbia is specifically known as the original home to Serbian royal families, from the early medieval period, and its autochthonous species of plants in the mountains, which you can see here thriving in the forests. Wooden-built goods are a tradition followed to this day, therefore don’t miss the little details.
Oplenac is a small city in Central Serbia known as the place of origin of Karađorđević royal family. There is a beautiful St. George’s Church, known for its mosaics and unique carpentry, as well as royal family’s mausoleum.
Vrnjci spa is one of the most famous and oldest spas in Serbia, which has been used since the Romans. Its thermal springs have different temperature, due to the different levels of solids in water. Water in Vrnjci spa is known for its healing properties and therefore is attraction in both spa and medical tourism.
The monument of nature which consists of the soil figures of the unusual, unique shape and two highly acidic springs. The origin is either wind, either water erosion. Nonetheless, this is a remarkable wonder of nature, surrounded by many mysteries, extremely rare place on our planet.
The creation of the Serbian Orthodox Church is connected directly to this monastery. Saint Sava became the archbishop in this wonderful red building, seven princes became kings. It is old over 800 years.
Situated in central Serbia, where the Zapadna Morava river has carved a gorge, impressive in scale, between the mountains of Ovčar and Kablar. The imposing cliffs and undulating ridge of Kablar create the impression of a massive stone wave about to crash against Ovčar. The Zapadna Morava which divides them slows here and has carved out three unique meanders, of which the first two are of a striking geological form known as gooseneck meanders.
Zlatibor is a part of Serbian lungs, and mountain’s name (eng. Golden pine) derives from its amazing forests which even made Zlatibor the special category of spa – aerial spa. Off course, this beautiful mountain is protected as a Nature Park. The snow turns this mountain to ski resort, whereas the rest of the year is reserved for healthy hikes, and is one of the most famous vacation spots for Serbians.
Kusturica’s magnificent project, Wooden Town, is recently made home for film directors and actors from all over the world, and a tourist attraction with raising popularity. It is known for its authenticity and Kusturica film festival.
Šargan 8 is the is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Serbia, running from the village Mokra Gora to Šargan station. This short ride will show you how life revolved around travelling not so long ago, although not anymore. The nature, the cute, old stations, many tunnels and bridges will for sure remain an exciting memory.
Stopića cave is situated on the north-eastern side of Zlatibor Mountain. There are five units of the cave: the bright hall, the dark hall, the great hall with baths, the canal with baths and the river canal. Because of their uniqueness, the “siga” tubs are the greatest attraction of the cave.
The Studenica Monastery was established in the late 12th century by Stevan Nemanja, founder of the medieval Serb state, shortly after his abdication. It is the largest and richest of Serbia’s Orthodox monasteries. Its two principal monuments, the Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King, both built of white marble, enshrine priceless collections of 13th- and 14th-century Byzantine painting. It is inscribed in UNESCO World heritage list.