Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money?

You are planning to visit Serbia but you wonder is worth the money?

In this article Libellule will present you this beautiful country up close and point you to the places you must visit as well as the appropriate accommodation.

So, let’s start!

Is Visiting Serbia Really Worth The Money?

We start with this question because it is the first thing you ask yourself when you decide to travel somewhere.

If you choose Serbia, believe that you will not make a mistake.

Here are a few main reasons why you should visit it.

Also, we bring you best deals for your budget.

So you can combine useful and the pleasant.

Nice Cities

Serbia abounds in places worth visiting.

And places budget-friendly to.

When you travel to Serbia, you will inevitably land at Nikola Tesla Airport (if you travel by plane) in Belgrade.

When you take a taxi from the airport and through the city in general, pay attention when you pay because sometimes they know to take a little bit more money from foreigners.

Belgrade is an ideal combination of modern and traditional.

It is a dynamic and modern city that offers you a lot to see.

One year it was among the best cities in Europe for nightlife, about which we have already written in more detail – Belgrade The City That Never Sleeps.

Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money
Belgrade

You can embark on an exciting walk on foot or you can use public transport which is cheap and well organized. Avoid taking a taxi around town.

It is a must to visit the Kalemegdan Fortress complex, the most famous Knez Mihailova Street, and the Nikola Tesla Museum, one of the world’s greatest scientists.

Do not miss the charming Skadarlija, the most famous bohemian quarter, and the church of St. Sava, which is the largest Orthodox church in the Balkans.

For easier navigation in the city, see the map of Belgrade.

To save money we suggest accommodations that are close to the sights and are cheap.

They are Princess Apartments , San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments and Central Park Residence.

Located in the quiet part of Old Belgrade, just a few kilometers from the main attractions Princess Apartments is the perfect choice for a stay.

The Main Bus and Train Stations are 0.9 mi from the property.

Guests benefit from a balcony and a terrace.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower.

Guests at the apartment can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak English, Italian and Serbian.

And all this for only $30 per person!

Don’t miss this fantastic deal! 

Book by clicking on the picture below fast and easily.

Another exceptional hostel is San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments.

Set in a pedestrian zone, San Art Floating Hostel enjoys a tranquil atmosphere at the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers, on the famous Belgrade Rafts.

It offers fantastic views of Kalemegdan Fortress, Great War Island and historical Zemun. All rooms feature a private bathroom with shower and mosquito nets.

Guests can use the shared spacious dining and seating area, as well as the terrace and the hostel’s bar.

Currently on Agoda action, for only $44 per night you can enjoy in this amazing hostel.

You can book it by clicking on the image below or on HotelsCombined.

If you have a little more money, we suggest the phenomenal Central Park Residence.

Located in the quiet part of Old Belgrade, Central Park Residence is next to the main pedestrian area, with Knez Mihailova shopping street, the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Central Republic Square in close proximity.

Free WiFi access is provided. All accommodations units are modernly furnished and feature a flat-screen satellite TV and air conditioning.

All units come with a bathroom equipped with either a bathtub or a shower.

The Main Bus and Train Stations are 0.6 mi from the property. 

The price is $67 per night.

You can book it at the image below or expore on HotelsCombined.

Apart from the capital of Belgrade, a city that you should not leave out is Novi Sad, which is also called Serbian Athens because of its beauty.

Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money
Novi Sad

The distance of Novi Sad from Belgrade is 104 km.

If you decide to visit Novi Sad, we recommend accommodation Exit Downtown which is rated exceptional by the guests.

The air-conditioned apartment features a kitchen, a terrace with garden views and 1 bedroom. A flat-screen TV is available.

All for the cheapest price you’ve ever heard! Only $25 per night!

Book now at the photo below!

Places for Sport and Relax

Another place worth visiting is Zlatibor. This paradise area that looks like a postcard is beautiful at any part of the year.

In addition to Zlatibor, there is also the mountain Kopaonik, which is especially attractive in winter because of the famous ski resort.

Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money
Zlatibor

If you choose to stay on Zlatibor, the right choice is Guest House Colovic.

Guest House Colovic features a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. 

Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All guest rooms at the guesthouse are equipped with a seating area and a TV with cable channels.

Guest House Colovic provides some units that feature a patio and garden view, and every room includes a private bathroom and a desk.

Price for one night is $24 or lower!

You can book it at the image below or expore on HotelsCombined.

See more amazing offers on Agoda.

Healthy Spas

In the next part of the text, we will present you the best spas in Serbia.

Healing and important, spa resorts will recover your entire organization and provide you with the perfect vacation in Serbia.

One of the most healing is In the center of the Spa there are several thermo-mineral springs with a water temperature of about 37° C. 

Spa water is used as an auxiliary therapeutic agent, for bathing and drinking, in all forms of chronic joint and extra-articular rheumatism, diseases of peripheral nerves, in all forms of post-traumatic conditions, diseases of the spine, peripheral circulation disorders, gynecological diseases, skin diseases, organ diseases welding.

You can enjoy the beautiful, pleasant and cheap Hotel Therme 36.6.

The hotel has 80 comfortable rooms, of which 6 are apartment type, modern and luxurious design, modernly equipped.

Hotel Terme 36.6 is located in Priboj and offers a bar and a terrace. Facilities such as a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi are available throughout the property.

By the way, from the hotel to the Wellness and spa center in Pribojska Banja and back, a regular transfer of guests will be organized.

Only $27 per night in Standard Single Room.

For booking and more details click on the picture below.

Unique nature

If you are looking for something unusual and unique then visit a natural monument called Djavolja Varos (Devil’s Town).

It is located below the mountain Radan, 27 km southeast of Kursumlija.

This specific name was given because at a height of 600 meters there is an unusual and rare sight of about 200 relief figures, created by centuries of erosive processes.

A bit creepy but unrealistically amazing…

Our suggestion is to travel to Kursumlija town (27 km from Devil’s Town) and then take a taxi (there’s no regular bus line to Devil’s Town).

Or you can visit this amazing place via 

Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money
Devil's Town

Rich Tradicional Heritage

There are also numerous churches and monasteries that testify to the rich tradition and spirituality heritage of Serbia. 

If you have the opportunity visit Church of St. Sava in Belgrade and Studenica monastery.

Studenica is 233km far from Belgrade.

Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money
Studenica monastery

Tasty Food

We recommend a few restaurants which are not necessarily Serbian traditional cooking, but are nevertheless fantastic!

Lovac (translated to the Hunter) – if you are not a vegan, this is a really good place. High quality venison and game is prepared here in more ways than you can imagine.

Appetite –  Njoke with cheese and bits of beef steak are so delicious. It is very cheap too, a serving is around 700 dinars (5 dollars).

It has also got a bar if you’re just feeling like grabbing a drink and not actually eating, but you’re missing out the wonderful njoke.

Kalenić – Kalenić restaurant is one of the oldest in Belgrade. It is mostly Serbian traditional cooking and you will like it.

Very near it is also a restaurant called The fisherman’s tale” worth checking out as it is extremely cheep. Fish stew is around 200 dinars/2 dollars. 

Walter – this is a chain of fast food restaurants with what others were saying – pljeskavica, ćevapi etc etc.

We advice to try Velika Pljeskavica with Milk Cream. Although this is a fast food restaurant, it is nothing like MC Donald’s.

Hospitality and Kindness

After all, Serbia is synonymous of the hospitality and warmth of its inhabitants.

Extremely friendly people live in Serbia and it is a completely safe country.

Just be careful not to go to places on the border with Kosovo, as a precaution.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, visiting Serbia is really worth the money.

Cheap accommodation, public transport, and food are reasons to pack your bags!

Important note: To enter Serbia you must have:

  • negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results;
  • vaccination certificate or Digital Green Certificate valid for citizens of Greece, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic;
  • a certificate of coronavirus, which begins to be valid two weeks after the first test, but must not be older than six months.

Passengers from the United States are also recognized for a negative antigen test.

If you liked the review or have already visited Serbia, write your impressions in the comments below.

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14 thoughts on “Is Visiting Serbia Worth The Money?”

  1. Thanks so much for this post. I am getting so anxious to finally leave the United States and travel the world. The pandemic has really put a damper on traveling. My husband and I would like to begin traveling again early 2022.

    Honestly, I never thought of visiting Serbia. We celebrate our 40th anniversary next year so we’ll consider traveling to Serbia!

    Great post!

    Nina

    Reply
    • Hi Nina, congratulations to you and your husband, that is really impressive number! We wish you many happy years and travels. Keep following and enjoy!

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