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Welcome to Serbia

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

With JiveHippo.travel able to help book your flights and accommodation all you have to do is turn up and have fun! Serbia offers so much to see and do.

Petrovaradin Citadel, also known as 'Gibraltar on the Danube' was constructed by slave labour between 1692 and 1780. If you look closely at the clock tower, you will see that the minute and hour hands are reversed, this was so that far out fishermen could tell the time. Visit the museum inside of the citadel walls, and learn all about the sites history.

Take a trolleybus to Kuca Cveca and visit the grave of Marsal Tito. In peaceful surrounds, a visit to Marsal Tito´s grave is obligatory, you will see displays of thousands of relay batons and gifts form political leaders. Attached to the mausoleum is a very interesting museum, the Museum of Yogoslav History.

Destroyed more than 40 times, the Kalemegdan Citadel mainly stands today from product of the 18th century Hungarian and Turkish reconstructions. Apart from the beautiful surroundings you will be able to visit the Military Museum, the 27.5 meter high Clock Tower, The Roman Well, which is a mysterious 60 meter deep hole, Ali Pashas tomb and much more.

Climate

Depending on where you are staying in Serbia, the climate here is extremely different.

In the north, you have a continental climate, which consists of cold winters and hot, humid summers and often has distributed rainfall patterns.

In the south, you will find a more Adriatic climate, with hot, dry summers and autumns and cold winters with heavy inland snowfall.

Duty Free

If you are travelling to Serbia, you will be allowed to carry; 1 litre of wine, 1 litre of spirits, there is no limit but a reasonable amount of perfume, and unlimited personal belongings.

Getting Around

Serbia has an extensive public transport system which runs from 4am through to 12pm. You will also find some bus lines that will operate between the hours of 12pm and 4 am.

For transport such as a trolleybuses, trams and buses you will be able to buy tickets from both a kiosk and the driver. Tickets are normally good for 1 ride only and prices depend on where they are purchased and whether it is a day ride or a night ride. 

If you want to be safe whilst you are travelling around Serbia, then the best form of getting around is by taxi. Taxis are cheap and you will be able to hail them anywhere in the street. Beware of the taxi services that you are taking, all taxi drivers should have a price list and will be licensed taxi, which you will be able to tell as they have two plates on the roof. if you are getting an unlicensed taxi, you will soon know, as they will try and push you in the car, they will try and negotiate the price and they will show no price list at all.

 

Health

If you require emergency medical assistance whilst you are visiting Serbia, then you will be forced to present your British passport as there is a reciprocal health care agreement between Britain and Serbia.

If you need a non urgent treatment then you may be forced to show your medical insurance and have the costs to be able to cover any treatment that may be needed. The reason for this is because of the shortage of medicines and other essentials in Serbia.

Language

Serbia is of Yugoslavian territory and therefore their official language is Serbo-Croatian.

Serbo-Croatian is the only language that uses the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet.

Money

The official currency that is used in Serbia is the Serbian dinar (RSD). US Dollars (USD) and Euros (€) are commonly accepted. The British pound (£) is accepted but not as commonly as the Dollar and the Euro.

If you are travelling from Northern Ireland or Scotland then you will not be able to exchange Irish or Scottish notes in any banks in Serbia. 

Mastercard and Visa are the mostly accepted credit card. However in some places they may accept American Express and Diners Club.

Safety

Be vigilant while you are visiting the big cities, street crime is not rare in Serbia. Watch out for pock pockets, mainly in busy and tourist areas.

As a tourist you can be targeted for carrying large amounts of cash, or have luxurious belongings. If you are ever in a situation where you are being threatened or harassed then report all incidents to the police and get a report.

While you are out exploring is Serbia be aware that you may come across danger from residual mines and other unexploded ordnance.

Time

Serbia is in the same Time Zone as the rest of Europe (GMT+1)

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