- It Is a Land of Rich Heritage and Culture
Several of the Serbian medieval monasteries such as Studenica, Our Lady of Ljeviš, Dečani, Gračanica, Sopoćani, the Patriarchy in Peć and the Old Fortress of Ras, feature on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Serbia was also the origin of Miroslav’s Gospel, which is one of the oldest surviving manuscript in the world. It is recognized by the UNESCO as a World Documentary Heritage. The ancient city of Sirmium (today’s Sremska Mitrovica) which was one of the four Roman Capitals, was situated in Serbia. No wonder Serbia tour packages are popular among history lovers.
- Birthplace of Roman Emperors
Not less than 17 of the great Roman emperors were born on the territory of today’s Serbia. The widely celebrated Roman emperor Constantine the Great, was born in today’s city of Nis. He was the first to declare Christianity as an official religion.
- Largest Exporter of Raspberries
Serbia is the second largest exporter of Raspberries in the world. Besides raspberries, Serbia is the leading exporter of plums, prunes, apples and pears in Europe.
- Serbian Hospitality is Famous
Several international polls have rated Serbia as the most hospitable nation in the world. Their impeccable hospitality standards can be traced back to the ancient Slavic belief that the gods will not favour the host if someone wasn’t hospitable to a guest. So you don’t have to think twice while choosing a Serbia Holiday package. Regardless of the Serbia package you choose, you can be assured of a warm welcome everywhere.
- The word “Vampire” is Serbian
The word ‘Vampire’ is derived from the Serbian word ‘Vampir’. It is the most widely used Serbian word throughout the world.
- Contribution to Science
Regardless of its turbulent past, Serbia has produced some scientific geniuses. Nikola Tesla, who was one of the greatest pioneers of science & technology was a Serbian. Besides Tesla, Mihajlo Pupin (physicist and physical chemist), Milutin Milanković (mathematician, astronomer), Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (philologist and linguist) and Mihailo Petrović Alas (mathematician and inventor) are some of the renowned scientists from Serbia.
- Houses Europe’s Largest Gorge
The Derdap Gorge in Serbia is Europe’s largest Gorge. The mighty Danube river flows the Derdap Gorge, known as Iron Gates.
- Belgrade Is One of the Oldest Cities in Europe
Archeological excavations have proven that human settlements had existed in Belgrade for more than 7000 years. However, the present Belgrade is a vibrant city with a flourishing economy and rich culture. The city also ranks high among the party destinations in the world. It is one of most interesting places to visit in Serbia.
- Most Serbian last names end on ‘ic’
‘ic’ is the most common suffix of the Serbian last names. The suffix is a genuine Serbian patronymic and can be translated as ‘the offspring’.
- Kolo is the traditional folk dance of Serbia
The lively ‘Kolo’ folk dance is an old tradition and a vital element of the Serbian culture. Kolo is performed on important social occasions such as weddings, Christmas and Easter.
Information on coming to Serbia during the COVID-19 virus epidemic
As of 3 May, all control measures and restrictions for persons entering the Republic of Serbia in connection with the infectious disease Covid-19 will cease to apply, both for foreign and domestic citizens.
When entering the country, Serbian citizens and foreign citizens will not be required to have a negative PCR test, a rapid antigen test, proof of recovery from the disease or a vaccination certificate, regardless of the country they are coming from to the Republic of Serbia.
The recommendation to wear face masks indoors remains in force, while wearing face masks in health institutions is mandatory.
Clinics, testing and vaccination points for the infectious disease Covid-19 will continue to operate as usual.
For more information, please visit the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.