Serbia

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Serbia, section of south-eastern Europe, is an unlocked country located in the middle of the Balkan Peninsula. This authentic destination is waiting you with outstanding nature, quality kitchen, hospitality and colorful social life. Serbia has more then 7 million inhabitants, along with Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija almost 10 million people. Capital city is Belgrade, which is the largest city in the country with population of 1.6 million.
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Belgrade

All individual and MICE organizations are more then welcome in Belgrade, a city which stands on the crossroads of two rivers and has 2.600 years of rich history. With 1,6 million population which was the capital of ex-Socialist Yugoslavia and today Republic Serbia. Belgrade is a promising authentic and budget travel experience with culture and urban life style.

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Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the administrative seat of Vojvodina. The city has a population of around 250,000 people and it is located in the southern part of Pannonian Plain, on the banks of the Danube river and Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal.

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Niš

The Gateway between the East and the West with around 250,000 residents, Niš is the third largest in Serbia and the capital of the Nišava District. It is located in southern Serbia, at the crossroads of the most important Balkan and European routes connecting Europe with the Middle East.

General facts

Serbia, section of south-eastern Europe, is located in the middle of the Balkan Peninsula. The country’s population including 7.2 million inhabitants.
It’s located on the most important route linking Europe and Asia, on the area of 88,361 sq. km. It is enclosed by Hungary in the north, Romania and Bulgaria in the east and south, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro in the west. Its northern part covers Pannonian plain, while the central part at Balkan Peninsula. Serbia has more then 7 million inhabitants, along with Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija almost 10 million people.

Capital city is Belgrade, which is the largest city in the country. Belgrade is also administrative, politic, economic and cultural center of the country. Official language in Serbia is Serbian, which belongs to the group of Slavic languages, and the script in official use is Cyrillic, while Latin script is also in use. The main religion in Serbia is Christian Orthodox. Beside this religion, there are also many other religious communities: Roman Catholic, Islamic, Protestant, Jewish.

Official Language : Serbian. Cyrillic alphabet is used in official correspondence.

Currency : Dinar/RSD. (1 EUR - 125 DIN approximate). For your local expenses you must change money to RSD.

You may easily find almost everywhere change-offices specially in city and airport. Also hotels can change money at reception with very small fee. You may use also credit cards and debit cards for your expenses.

Time zone : GMT +1

Area Codes : Country code 381, Belgrade (0) 11, Novi Sad (0) 21, Niš (0) 18

History

In prehistoric times, the Vinča cultures existed and dominated the Balkans about 8,500 years ago. The Paleo-Balkan tribes evolved in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC. Then in 167-169 BC is conquered by the Roman Empire.

Including empire of Alexander The Great 18 Roman Emperors were born in present-day Serbia. He was born on the territory of Serbia. After the collapse of the Roman Empire (395 AD), on the 6th century under Byzantine rule Slavs appeared on the Byzantine borders in great numbers.

From the 6th century Serbian presence begin to show in the form of disorganized dynasties. The first known Serbian principality was founded in 822. Kosovo battle in 1389 is regarded as collapse of Serbian dynasties. After the conquest of Istanbul in 1453 the plan is still in progress across Europe, first Smederevo and 70 years letter Belgrade was Ottoman lands. The struggle contiuned in Vojvodina which was under Austro-Hungarian Empire, until the signing of Karlovac peace treaty 1699.

After the I World War in 1918 with the collapse of Austro-Hungarian empire, the Kingdom of Serbs participated in entire Vojvodina Region. In December 1918 the name of the country changed in Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Until 1929 the country will manage Karadjordjevic dynasty. By the period between 1929 to the beginning of the II World War the country referred to by the name of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Trying to remain neutral in II World War Yugoslavia could not protect itself from getting taken captive in 1941. For the period 1944 Serb majority, including one milion people from different ethnic groups were killed by the Nazis. Continued until 1945 invasion have also aimed to get ended the monarchy during this period. After II World War communist partisans under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito gained power and proclaimed Communist Yugoslavia in 1945. Till 1990 contries continued one-party rule.

In 1989 the pressure is transferred to the Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic resulting with ruined of Yugoslav association. Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia declared their independence.

On top of that the civil war began in 1991, NATO continues UN intervention until the end of 1995. 21 November 1995 the war was officially concluded by the Dayton agreement.

Revolts started against Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000 as a result of Communist party rule was fallen over. The selection of a new president is established today’s democracy governed by the Republic of Serbia.

Please notice below before you travel

As of 2011, despite not a member of EU, Republic of Serbia is covered with the bilateral Schengen agreement. Citizens of EU members does not require visa.
Turkey has special aggrement, from 2011 Turkish citizens does not require visa. But in order to prevent illegal entry from east countries, it can be performed a secondary passport control at arrival by the officers. We strongly advice that you should have your travel documents such as hotel reservation and flighttickets printed with you.

Serbia is not yet a member of EUR zone. Currency is free possession, but you can made all your expenses with the dinar as local currency or by credit card. You can exchange money in almost any area at numerous exchange offices.

If you keep with you foreign currency of more then EUR 10.000 please be sure it must be declared on the border in transition.