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Top Choice Serbian in Niš

Stara Srbija

Right at home in a restored 1876 house in the centre of Niš, this atmospheric spot serves up fantastic (and filling) traditional southern Serbian cuisine, including baked beans with smoked meat, and the divine chick…
Top Choice Balkan in Niš

Hamam

This former Turkish bathhouse once provided respite for weary travellers from Istanbul; today, it welcomes visitors from all over with lashings of Ottoman-influenced treats. The menu is chock-a-block with spicy meat…
Top Choice Serbian in Niš

Kafana Galija

The chefs here grill to thrill, with exceptional takes on classics, including spicy meat platters and barbecued seafood. The menu also features international favourites such as moussaka and homemade vine leaf rolls.…
Archaeological Site in Eastern & Southern Serbia

Felix Romuliana

Unesco-protected Felix Romuliana was built for the Roman emperor Galerius and completed around AD 313. Ravaged by the Huns in the 5th century and abandoned following the arrival of the Slavs who named it Gamzigrad (…
Natural Feature in Eastern & Southern Serbia

Devil’s Town

Devil’s Town, in Serbia's deep south, is a trippy cluster of 202 natural stone pyramids looming eerily over bright red, highly acidic mineral streams. According to local whispers, the towers – which teeter between 2…
Museum in Eastern & Southern Serbia

National Museum Zaječar

Zaječar's National Museum is where you can admire numerous findings from the Felix Romuliana archaeological site. They include the marble busts of Roman emperor Galerius, Hercules and Jupiter, preserved mosaics depi…
Monastery in Eastern & Southern Serbia

Manasija Monastery

Hemmed in by mammoth walls, 11 towers and a trench, this was a fortified hideout for artists and writers fleeing the Turkish invasion of Kosovo in the early 1400s. Many consider its frescoes to be predecessors to th…
Ruins in Niš

Mediana

Mediana is what remains of Constantine the Great's luxurious 4th-century Roman palace. The recently unveiled 1000 sq metres of gorgeous mosaics are the highlight here; they were hidden from public view until protect…
Archaeological Site in Eastern & Southern Serbia

Viminacium

Love Ancient Rome? Eastern Serbia is the place for you. Founded in 1 AD, Viminacium was the Empire's provincial capital of Moesia (present-day Serbia, sans-Vojvodina) and home to 40,000 inhabitants before the Huns s…
Monument in Niš

Ćele Kula

With Serbian defeat imminent at the 1809 Battle of Čegar, the Duke of Resava kamikazed towards the Turkish defences, firing at their gunpowder stores, killing himself, 4000 of his men and 10,000 Turks. The Turks tri…