No matter where you’re traveling, it’s always good to know a thing or two about the place you’re visiting. That’s why we put together a list of things you should know about Serbia if you want to travel there and visit these amazing people. So without any further ado, here are 10 useful tips for you while visiting Serbia!
The official Serbian currency is Serbian Dinar (RSD), but some shops and malls will accept Euros as well as other currencies! Nonetheless, it’s always good to have their currency because you will save a bunch of trouble and time for them and for you too!
Feel free to talk about anything and everything you’d like to, but please, don’t mention the history and/or the wars. It’s a really sensitive topic, especially because it’s all part of the not so distant history of the country. There are people who lived through the horror of bombings, shootings all kinds of explosions. Please, don’t make them relive these terrible scenes from their life. If you really want to know about the history and the wars, rather contact a person who specializes in these topics!
Serbia is a really friendly nation. They love people, they love to hang out in bigger groups, and even though everyone says that they are overly loud, we say that they are really enthusiastic! You won’t find a better crew to hang out with, they are amazing and they will lift anyone’s spirit in just a second! You should definitely experience this phenomenon!
4. Two Things You HAVE to Try
You cannot visit Serbia without trying these two things. One is rakija and the other is burek! You simply can’t leave without trying these two local delicacies! Rakija is an alcoholic beverage and it’s truly amazing, but watch it! It’s also really strong and it will go right to your head if you can’t handle your drinks! The burek is a delightful pastry filled with meat! Actually, the ‘true’ burek is filled with meat, but there’s also burek filled with cottage cheese or some fruit. It would be a sin not to try these things!
Many people don’t know whether they need a visa when visiting Serbia or not. Here’s the thing! If you’re visiting Serbia for a shorter time (3 months), you won’t need a visa. But in order to be sure, here’s the official site of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Serbia: http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-requirements, and here you can check which countries need a visa and if they do, which kind is needed: http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-regime.
6. A Great Place for Wandering
If you want to get lost in a beautiful place, Serbia is the perfect country for that! There are amazing buildings, beautiful fields, wonderful people, lovely food, and drinks… All you have to do is go for a long walk and get lost, fall in love with the beauty of this place and forget to go home because believe me, you will not want to go home once you get here, you will want to stay here for days or even weeks! There are many places you should definitely visit, check out our other articles about Serbia to see what they have to offer and go check them out! You won’t regret it!
The prices of the food, accommodation and many other things are really low even though the quality of everything is mostly high! Shopping in Serbia is really worth it if you ask us because even some popular brand items are cheaper than in other countries! You can be sure that you will spend a lot of money here, but you will also have a bunch of new stuff and delicious food! So it’s definitely worth it!
Spend as much time in nature as possible! We’re not kidding. Serbia is full of parks and beautiful places in nature and you should definitely visit them! The air is fresh and what could be better than an afternoon in the beautiful green fields and parks, or right next to a pond or lake. Serbia has it all! All you have to do is visit the country and enjoy everything they have to offer!
9. Belgrade at Night
There’s not one sight in the whole world which would be more beautiful than Belgrade at night. It’s amazing and it’s something you should definitely see if you’re in Serbia (near/in Belgrade).
10. Visit Some Clubs
There’s no better way to get to know people than in the clubs. Drink a bit and dance the night away, make some new friends and enjoy the local tunes! It’s truly an amazing experience and you shouldn’t miss out on something like that! As we already said, the locals are really nice and friendly, so why not befriend a couple of them?!
Updated: November 25, 2017