Serbia 9 must-visit spots in Winter

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Serbia offers a diverse range of activities and experiences in the winter, whether you're seeking winter sports adventures, cultural festivities, or relaxation in warm thermal baths. The country has a unique charm in winter and is worth exploring.

Ski Resorts in Serbia

  • Kopaonik: Serbia’s largest ski resort, with numerous slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Kopaonik Mountain Ski Resort
  • Zlatibor: Ski area with beautiful nature and excellent facilities. Zlatibor
  • Tara: For nature enthusiasts, the Tara Mountain also offers winter sports opportunities. Tara National Park
Grand hotel in Kopaonik

Belgrade in Winter

  • Visit the Christmas markets in the center of Belgrade, including an ice rink and stalls with local crafts and dishes. Winter’s Tale Belgrade
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Belgrade: Experience the vibrant nightlife of Belgrade during New Year’s Eve. The city is renowned for its lively parties and fireworks. Tourist Organization of Belgrade.
  • Stroll through Kalemegdan, the historic fortress with beautiful views of the Sava and Danube rivers. Belgrade Fortress

Thermal Baths and Spas

  • Vrnjačka Banja: One of the most famous thermal baths in Serbia, surrounded by beautiful nature. Vrnjačka Banja Tourism
  • Sokobanja: Another popular thermal spa with a relaxed atmosphere. Sokobanja Spa

Winter Hikes and Nature

  • Explore national parks like Tara National Park and Đerdap National Park for winter landscapes and hiking opportunities. Tara National Park and Đerdap National Park
  • Visit the Medieval Petrovaradin Fortress: Explore the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, which has a fairy-tale atmosphere during winter. It offers stunning views of the city and the Danube River. Petrovaradin Fortress

Ice Skating

  • Enjoy ice skating in Belgrade or Novi Sad, where there are ice rinks open to the public during the winter months. Winter Fun

Food and Drink

  • Taste traditional Serbian dishes that are especially heartwarming in winter, such as “sarma” (stuffed cabbage leaves), “pasulj” (bean soup), and “ćevapi” (minced meat rolls). Don’t forget to try “rakija,” a strong fruit brandy often served for warmth.
Serbian specialities

Culture and Art

  • Visit museums, galleries, and theaters in cities like Niš and Novi Sad to explore Serbia’s rich culture and art.

Enjoy cultural events and performances in Belgrade:

  • National Theatre (Narodno Pozorište): One of the oldest theaters in Belgrade, with a rich history and a wide range of performances, including classical theater, opera, and ballet.
  • Atelje 212: A theater with a long history, known for its avant-garde productions and involvement in socially relevant themes.

Visit Orthodox Monasteries

  • Serbia has numerous Orthodox monasteries that are often less crowded in winter than in summer. The frescoes and architecture are impressive.