Belgrade, the nymph of the Balkans
Famous around the world as one of the 4 European capitals that the Danube flows through on its journey to the Black Sea, Belgrade, also known as the White City, by its Serbian name, challenges and invites every visitor to know its history and the culture of its inhabitants.
The city, which since 1403 has been the capital of Serbia, is characterized by its historic center, which is the Starigrad neighborhood. Start your tour from there and wander through the picturesque streets of the old town, until you reach Kalemegdan castle, which is rightly considered the top attraction of the city. Drowned in green, it is considered the heart of the city, offering stunning views of the two rivers, the Danube and the Sava, as well as the opposite bank, also known as New Belgrade.
Discover the city by walking on its beautiful pedestrian streets. Start the tour from Knez mihailova, the largest and most beautiful pedestrian street in the city. Picturesque buildings, cafes and shops of all types are spread around, revealing the youthful and dynamic character of the city. Do not miss a walk to Skadarska, the small but picturesque pedestrian street, also known as Belgrade Montmartre, as it was a gathering place for intellectuals, poets and writers, while nearby is one of the most interesting museums in the city, the Nikola Tesla Museum dedicated to to the distinctive personality of the Serbian scientist of the same name.
A beautiful walk through time is Belgrade which balances wonderfully between its glorious past and its dynamic present and future.
Food and local cuisine
Do not forget to try the flavors of the local Serbian cuisine, which will leave you completely satisfied, as the Serbian food has influences from the Mediterranean Greek, the central European, but also the ancient Slavic cuisine. Serbian cuisine has dishes with rich flavors and the main ingredient is meat. Serbian pies are very popular and delicious. Taste dishes such as plieskavitsa, Serbian hamburger with ground pork or beef, as well as sardzel kardzorjeva. The national drink of the Serbs is rakija (raki) which is served in abundance in all restaurants and is characterized by fruity flavors such as pear and quince.
The best time to visit Belgrade
The ideal time for a visit to Belgrade is spring, although each season offers its own emotions. In the spring, the visit may coincide with the Easter period, which is why it is a unique experience for the visitor to get acquainted with customs related to the biggest celebration of Orthodoxy.
How to use transportation in Belgrade
Transfer from/to Belgrade
Belgrade is connected by rail to other cities in Serbia, as well as to many European capitals. You can fly to Belgrade with flights from both Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and Macedonia Thessaloniki Airport and there is always the possibility to travel by your own private car. You can also choose Trainose daily services from Thessaloniki to Belgrade with a stopover in Skopje.
Nikola Tesla Airport is located 18 km west of the city center. Access to the city by bus (Line A1, with a frequency of 20 minutes and Line 72, with a frequency of 24 minutes) as well as by taxi.
The city is friendly to visitors for their movement within it, as it has an extensive public transport system. Take public and intercity buses, trolleybuses and trams, some of which provide free tours.