“Yugoslavia” the Balkan’s pearl
Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and the largest of the cities in the Balkans. Situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers lies one of the oldest of the European cities and one of its greenest capitals- there are more than fifty parks in the territory of Belgrade! Being in the centre of the Balkans, Belgrade has withstood more battles than any other capital and holds the record in the number of times that it got leveled to the ground with more than forty times trough its entire history.
Ovcar and Kablar Gorge, the pearl of nature, so rich in unique creations of diligent builders... And the most valuable and breathtakingly beautiful and memorable ever has been created by the nature itself: plentiful and picturesque flora and fauna, the springs of warm and thermal water, those of clean drinking water, which are, like jewels scattered over the verdure of the landscape, then, the rapid and clear mountain brooks, centuries-old forests, sunny glades and fresh mountain air, steep cliffs and mildly wavy slopes and pastures, too.
Zlatibor, mountain known for its remarkable beauty, vast pastures, picturesque hills, rivers and creeks. A “healthy” mountain, suitable for relaxation, recreation activities and a good place for congress tourism. This tourist center makes everybody feel good and comfortable. On the way to Zlatibor mountain visit to Sirogojno village, known as The „Old Village“ open-air museum presents the architecture and interior design of buildings.
Sremska Mitrovica- (Roman Sirmium) it was one of the most important towns of the Roman Empire in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries AD. Today it is an archaeological site of international significance. It was designated one of the capitals of the Empire in 294 AD and the significance of Sirmium for the entire Empire can be seen in the archaeological remains. Imperial Palace and Roman circus are discovered first at the archaeological research of Sirmium. There are also "Licinius terme" granary (horreum), commercial and craft districts.
Mileseva monastery, one of the most important centers of spirituality and art of the Serbian people. It was built in the 1230s by King Vladislav Nemanjić, grandson of Nemanja and son of Stefan Prvovencani.
Drvengrad (Wooden city), a traditional village that the Serbian film director Emir Kusturica built for his film Life Is a Miracle. Drvengrad is also known as Küstendorf, as a word play on German "dorf" (village) and Kusturica's nickname, "Kusta". Shargan’s Eight Train an old fashioned narrow-gauge railway. Its construction was finished in 1925. It is running from the village of Mokra Gora to Shargan Vitasi station.
Vrnjacka Spa is Serbia’s best-known spa. According to legend, Vrnjacka waters had known medicinal uses during the Turkish rule. Vrnjacka Banja’s symbol is the sparrow wearing Serbian folk shoes (opanci) and sporting a Serbian national hat (Sajkaca) on its head.
Resava cave lies in the vicinity of the town of Despotovac. The length of the cave totals to 2,850 meters and the tourist paths is 800 m long. The air temperature is 7 °C and the average humidity 80%-100%. The Resava Cave consists of three floors of passages and halls connected by artificial tunnels and decorated by pillars and coral-like calcite deposits in various colors. The cave is very rich in cave ornaments of various shapes and colors and is richer than other tourist caves in the concentration of its decorations.
Oplenac Mausoleum, also known as St. George′s Church- the Mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslav Royal Karadjordjevic Family, located on top of the Hill Oplenac in town of Topola. The Foundation in Oplenac is named after King Peter I. Apart from the two tombs inside the church (Karadjordje’s in the southern and King Peter I in the northern apse), there are 20 other members of the Dynasty whose eternal place of rest is in this Mausoleum. Six generations of the Karadjordjevic family have been buried in this church.
Bosnia & Hercegovina
Old town Zvornik (fortress) was founded probably in the second half of the 13th or at the beginning of the 14th century. From this period comes the legend of the cursed Jerina, woman of Djurdje, who is credited with raising the old town of Zvornik (Jerina's town or city of the damned Jerina) today the city of Djurdje. Fortress is one of the most valuable objects of this kind in the country and can be measured with Petrovaradin and the Kalemegdan fortress by importance.
Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is a place where the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; The city is historically famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. The travel guide series, Lonely Planet, listed Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010. In 2011, Sarajevo became the only city outside the European Union to be nominated for the European Capital of Culture in 2014.
Trebinje- the city in the most southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, only 28km from the famous city of Dubrovnik. Trebinje ranks with Mostar and Stolac in terms of beauty and fortunately escaped the fates of these two towns and was not heavily damaged during the war, leaving its old town intact. The Old Town of Trebinje was established in the 18th century and soon developed into a trading & crafts centre named Kastel.Its old town lines the banks of the Trebisnjica River that flows through the heart of the city. The river and the city have always been known for the enormous old mills treading the Trebisnjica. Although they are not fully functional today, they remain a symbol of the city.
Boka Kotorska bay, as the only fiord on the Mediterranean, was added to the list of twenty five, the most beautiful bays in the world in July 2000. Visit to Perast is a sleepy baroque place near Kotor, and the Church of Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Skrpjela) build in 1630, a church built in the baroque style on top of an artificial island. Visits to Budva, MIlocer and Sveti Stefan.
Kotor is a town of rich cultural tradition and one of the best preserved sights in the Mediterranean area. The Old City of Kotor is built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site".
Budva is an ancient town, next to the very coast which hides a rich historical past. The distant past reaches back to the V century B.C. According to the numerous legends Budva was firstly the Illyrian town. Its first inhabitants were the King of the historically well-known Thebe – Kadmo and the Queen Harmonia. Today it is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches that make this a most desirable tourist destination. The Old town of Budva lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage.
“In the foot of Lovcen, far enough and hidden from the looks of enemies and close enough and opened for all friendly hands is found Cetinje – town – museum, Montenegro’s capital for centuries and the point of departure of its spirituality and state organization”. During King Nikola’s reign many embassies were built that give it today's specific looks. Cetinje Monastery was built in 1701 and it represents the spiritual and political seat of the Montenegrin people. Njegos Mausoleum – the most impressive and very mystic destination, of the indescribable natural beauty, not only of Cetinje but also of Montenegro in general, is by all means the mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos on the mountain Lovcen.
Podgorica is the official commercial and cultural centre of Montenegro. The name originates in 1326 and it is built amongst five rivers, the Zeta, Moraca, Ribnica, Cijevna and Sitnica. Most of the city was destroyed during WW II, so Podgorica is relatively new, with modern buildings at every step of the way and green spaces as well as parks.