History has molded the landlocked island of Serbia into a country of compromise. For one part, it embraces the culture of the West, but a part of it will always be loyal to the ways of the East. Hence, the result is a curious blend of eastern and western culture. It is said to be the most diverse countries in Europe in terms of religion, for one.
Blessed with an abundance of natural resources, Serbia is home to more mountain spas than one could find anywhere. Thus, tourism in Serbia is said to be concentrated on the little towns up in the mountains. These rural parts of Serbia hold places that any tourist would want to visit, such as the volcanic wonder of Đavolja varoš. A lot of luxury cruises also pass by Serbia, and it is not surprising that many tourists opt to make extended stopovers in this country.
The bigger cities are not left behind in terms of tourist attractions, however. In Belgrade, for instance, one can find the famous Kalemegdan, a part of the Belgrade Tower, the biggest in Europe. The surrounding park houses an open-air museum, a zoo, and other facilities that would definitely strike the fancy of a lot of people.
The Danube River is also a must-see. Enjoy the view of migrating birds and local ducks from the view deck of the floating restaurants that dot the river. Do not forget to taste the local delicacy – catfish or smoked carp, as they have been called gastronomic delights more than once. You can, of course, simply take the time to enjoy nature at its fullest, and it will be all worth your time.
Serbia boasts of having eight cultural sights recognized by the UNESCO as part of the World Heritage List. Needless to say, these sights are certainly worth visiting, too.
Sports is also one of the main attractions in Serbia. The most appreciated are team sports, especially team ball sports such as football, basketball, and water polo. Fanatics would find Serbia an arena for competitive, yet enriching sports experiences. Tennis is also enjoying a revival in Serbia, with more players in the top ten rankings now more than ever.