Novi Sad has the power to make people fall in love with it at the very first sight. If you’ve explored arts and culture of the city, checked the best beaches on the Danube, and partied like crazy at the EXIT festival, it’s time to go a bit further and fall in love even more. You get to explore the surrounding area, which is full of interesting, relaxing and quirky places and events year-around. Within two hours of Novi Sad, there are various day trips available to spice up your stay and get the most out of your time in Serbia.
Sremski Karlovci is a small village, perfect for discovering entirely on foot. Life revolves around the town’s main square named Branko Radicevic Square, which carries a name of Branko Radicevic, the town’s greatest poet who lived and worked in this village.
This square is home to the town’s most beautiful sights. The Four Lions Fountain, which stands directly in the center, is thought to hold the secret to happiness and love for the whole region. The Church of St. Nicholas is believed to be the finest example of the town’s architectural style and holds some of the most beautiful relics in the country.
Vojvodina is famous for its wines and there is no spot better than Sremski Karlovci to discover them. Winemaking today has become one of the main branches of professional occupation for its residents. You need to visit the famous Kis family’s wine cellar, where you will hear the great winemaking history and taste the world-famous Bermet wine.
Located in the foot of Fruska Gora, the thermal water springs here can reach temperatures up to 32.5°C. The water at the Vrdnik Spa is hypothermal and can have a wide array of effects on the human body. There is a healing treatment offered and performed by the Thermal Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital. It can treat all forms of rheumatic diseases, painful conditions, respiratory and gynecological conditions and a lot more!
One of the best hotels to stay here is Hotel Premier Aqua. It is fitted with the most modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. You can also stay at lodges, perfect for a single person or a small group. The place also offers delicious local wine and food, at very affordable prices.
Vrsac is home to a castle that instantly charms its visitors. The castle dates back to the 16th century, and represent a good example of the Austro-Hungarian architectural style. It is one of the most popular monuments in the country and is under the protection of Republic of Serbia. The castle is relatively close to Novi Sad and offers a good option for spending a slow and relaxed afternoon with family or friends.
Fruska Gora is the biggest mountain in the Vojvodina province, less than an hour ride from Novi Sad. The mountain is about 80 km long and is more than 90 million years old. This mountain range is the best for people who want to breathe in the fresh and healthy mountain air and explore nature since it has countless hiking opportunities.
You can visit any one of the 16 artificial lakes of the mountain where you can swim or even try fishing. The rest areas on Fruska Gora are all nicely decorated with benches and tables to have a picnic. Numerous restaurants and cafes are offering traditional Serbian cuisine and best of the local wines.
The small and humble city of Novi Sad has the necessary diversity of a modern tourist destination, and the ability to put itself on almost every tourist map. All the places mentioned above are located within two hours from Novi Sad, and can make for the perfect day trips.
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