Introducing Serbia

Classical empire. Communist stronghold. Twenty-first century hipster enclave. Serbia has been many things to many people over its long history. Yet despite all these changes, some things have always remained the same. Including delicious food that fuses European and Middle Eastern cuisines, not to mention locals delighted to welcome visitors. All set against a backdrop of some of Europe’s most dramatic scenery.

Practical Information

Capital city

The Dinar (CSD) in banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 CSD, and coins for smaller denominations

Traditional Serbian cuisine is a delicious fusion of Mediterranean, Turkish and Central European influences. Common dishes include grilled and roasted meats and vegetables, stuffed vine leaves and cabbage, and plum brandy.

Tipping etiquette
Not expected, but it’s polite to tip 10-12% in restaurants and round up your taxi fare.

Saying hello
A general Serbian greeting is ‘zdravo’, accompanied by a firm handshake and direct eye-contact.

When To Go

From skiing in winter to summer music festivals, Serbia has something to offer throughout the year. Particularly as restaurants, shops and attractions often stay open on public holidays. If you’re planning on visiting Belgrade, late spring and summer are pleasantly warm and dry, ideal for strolling around the city. You’ll rarely have to contend with crowds, whenever you visit – as apart from around July’s EXIT festival, Serbia is relatively quiet.