Serbia is situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the Central Balkans. It covers an area of 77 474 square kilometers and has roughly 7.2 million inhabitants.
It is a unique destination with turbulent history and rich cultural heritage. Serbia’s mountains and valleys are of unique natural beauty, and the country has numerous rivers and lakes. The capital is Belgrade, famous for its nightlife and endless possibilities of entertainment for every budget.
Serbian’s are known to be great hosts: Upon arriving at someone’s home you will be treated to a coffee, juice and brandy (rakija). If you ever get the chance, don’t miss trying the delicious sweet preserves ‘slatko’, of which you should take just a small spoon accompanied by a glass of water. Serbians are very affectionate, so do not be surprised when they kiss you three times (alternating cheeks) when they meet you!
Serbian cuisine is a reflection of all historical influences: Oriental and Slavic tastes are dominant. Local favorites are ‘cevapcici’ – small rolls of mixed minced meat (served with plain onions and warm bread) and ‘burek’, baked pastries made of a thin flaky dough and filled with grilled meat.