Serbia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Serbia
Maybe you found our Serbia travel blog because you are considering a visit to the Balkans, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to the Republic of Serbia, as it is officially called. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Serbia.
Part of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia shares borders with eight countries, making it a great base for exploring the region. The countries are Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary.
Serbia has a reputation as being the Bad Boy of the Balkans, but we have felt nothing but welcome when travelling around the country. We’ve visited a handful of time and rate Belgrade as one of our favourite cities and somewhere we could imagine having a long-term base. Serbia will be one of the first places we return to when we can get back on the road.
Outside of the capital, Novi Sad is a pretty city with a relaxed vibe; further north the Art Nouveau in Subotica reflects its proximity to Hungary. In the south of the country, Nis and Novi Pazar are the main cities and worth a look. While Serbia doesn’t have any coast or large lakes, there are plenty of national parks for those who love the outdoors, and train spotters will enjoy the ride on the Sargan Eight narrow-gauge heritage railway near Mokra Gora. And of course, a large proportion of the time we spend in Serbia is dedicated to Yugo-nostalgia and seeking out spomeniks. We have seen over half of the major remaining monuments but have around ten to see.
Our Serbia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
Browse all of our Serbia blog posts
A short history of the Balkan Wars, 1991-1999. Read a quick summary of the Balkan Wars, an essential guide for visitors to Europe’s most complicated region.
Things to do in Belgrade – a mini-guide on what to do including a guide to alternative Belgrade and places to see during a short break in Serbia’s capital.
Spomenik photographs: Epic Tito-era World War II-related monuments and memorials, known as spomeniks, constructed in the former Yugoslavia.
What and where are Belgrade’s Modern City Gates? Visiting the Genex Tower and Rudo, iconic tower blocks in the Serbian capital.
Where to break the journey between Belgrade and Budapest. Novi Sad, Subotica, Szeged and Kecskemet in Serbia and Hungary are all worth a visit.
And a preview of what's on our travel agenda for 2018 Oops, we did it again! On not slowing down… 2017 saw us pass our 9-year travelversary but didn’t see us slow down very much! We stayed in a handful of places for a week which, to be honest, is quite an achievement...
Read our suggestions for interesting places to break the journey on the Belgrade to Bar train, the most scenic railway trip in the Balkans.
Discovering the Air Force Command building in the Belgrade municipality of Zemun. The building was attacked in the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia.
Visiting the site of Sajmište Concentration Camp and the memorial to the city’s Jewish and Roma population detained there, New Belgrade, Serbia.
Visiting the Crveni Krst (Red Cross) Concentration Camp and Bubanj Memorial Park in Nis, two culturally important sights in south Serbia.
A 3-week Budapest to Belgrade itinerary. The highlights of the Balkans, travelling from Hungary through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina to Serbia.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.