It is located in the Balkans in Western Europe, one of the biggest crossroads of old and ancient nations. Serbia is not only rich in historical remains of these nations but also offers countless natural reserves and mountain resorts.
Thanks to the moderate-continental climate and lush vegetation, there are a lot of extraordinary natural places, with a slight touch of human hands.
In this article, we will give you a number of exotic places in Serbia that are worth spending your money on.
Must Visit Places in Serbia
Uvac Special Nature Reserve
Located in Southwest Serbia, Uvac Special Nature Reserve has been under the protection of Serbian government for almost 50 years now. It is not hard to see why.
One of the first things you will notice about Uvac is the beautiful meanders of the river. The meanders look like a maze. The water from the lake is crystal clear. Uvac is also home to unique species of both plants and animals. Speaking of unique species, the Griffon Vulture, whose span of the wings can reach up to three meters, adds to the beauty of this reserve.
But the lake and the unique species of flora and fauna are not the only things Uvac has to offer. Its caves, known as the largest cave complex in Serbia, stretches for six thousand kilometers. This, of course, shows why we refer Uvac as one of the most beautiful places in the country.
If you are the kind of adrenaline adventurer, a ride on a boat will have you exploring the caves. You have to be brave because most of the regions in the cave are not fully explored and are unknown.
Let not the name fret you! Devil’s Town, nominated for the Wonders of Nature, is located on Mount Radan in Southern Serbia. Standing at an altitude of 600-700 meters above sea level, it is an unusual and rare scene of about 200 relief figures formed as a result of multiple-erosive processes.
One of the most important scenes in this place is the Red Well, a source of mineral water, that locals claim to be of medicinal value. The water is not for drinking but all you need to do is wash the hurting part of your body with this water.
However, the all familiar tales of how this place came to be make it all too famous. Legend has it that the figures in the region are wedding guests who went to marry their siblings. In order to stop the sin, God petrified them and turned them into stone.
Kopaonik Mountain Resort
Serbia does not have the sea but it has Kopaonik, a mountain resort that offers outstanding beauty, natural wealth, as well as fresh air that you will remember for a long time.
Kopaonik Mountain is the largest mountain range in Serbia. It is commonly referred to as “Mountain of the Sun” thanks to its sunny days that can hit 200 yearly.
If you are craving for some adventure, then the Kopaonik offers you a perfect adventure during the winter season! Most tourists come here during winter for adventure and different winter sports such as skiing
Vinča Archaeological Site
Now, to the lovers of history, we present to you, an archeological site in Vinča. With only 4% of the area explored, this interesting area offers remains of the Neolithic settlement from the period of 5,500- 5000 years before Christ.
It is one of the most popular and largest archeological sites in Europe. What you can find here are semi-humid huts with a tent-like appearance, with various forms of decorations and engravings. The Vincha sculptures, often thought to be graves, are a clear show of the religious ways of the area’s early occupants.
The inscriptions found on the pottery from the area and on the burial sites is yet to be deciphered. For a chance to learn a little history and marvel at the undecipherable language, let Vinča archeological site be part of your Serbia bucket list.
Listed under UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, Gamzigrad is the remains of an old Roman empire. This palace was built by Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus Augustus- a famous Roman Emperor better-known as Galerius.
Gamzigrad has the remains of an old Roman palace. It has mosaics of remarkable beauty, and temples dedicated to the deities of Jupiter and Hercules. Additionally, there are public baths and the statue of Galerius himself.
The walls built around the town were for protection against barbarian attacks.
We hope that this guide will help you decide which place to visit in Serbia. However, choosing from this list will surely not be a mistake!