Located at the crossroads of central and southeast Europe, in the heart of the Balkans, Serbia has connected West with East for centuries. It's a land in which civilisations, cultures, faiths, climates and landscapes meet and mingle. The international roads and railway lines, which run through the country’s river valleys, form the shortest link between Western Europe and the Middle East.
The capital Belgrade, with its impressive Kalemegdan Citadel, is a multicultural hotpot of ancient relics and new architecture, while the baroque citadel Novi Sad is a great place to wander the pedestrian promenades and enjoy the lively outdoor cafes. In the countryside, the agricultural regions in the north, lead to fertile river valleys and orchard-covered hills, and on towards mountains rich in canyons, gorges and well-preserved forests.
Tara National Park, one of Serbia's scenic gems, is known for its high peaks, stunning waterfalls, thick forests, deep caves and incredible Drina River Gorge, a great place for rafting and boat trips. Spread over 19,200 ha in the western region, Tara is home to Serbia’s largest population of endangered brown bears as well as foxes, lynxes, otters, deer, over 130 species of birds and over 1000 flora species, including the rare Pancic Spruce.
Serbia's largest national park, Djerdap National Park, covers 64,000 ha in eastern Serbia. Situated on the Danube it's home to some of the country's most impressive natural beauty and archeological sites. The incredible Djerdap Gorge (Iron Gate) stretches nearly 100 km along the border with Romania with jaw-dropping cliffs, some soaring over 500m high. Hiking is excellent here with marked paths and viewpoints and the park is home to plenty of wildlife including bears, lynxes, wolves, eagles and owls.