Summer is just around the corner and it is a high time we have started spending more time outdoors, in the glorious nature. It is said that just a few hours of simply looking at the great water surface will do miracles to your health and overall mood. And let me not event begin talking about the sun and the vitamin D. However, if you still find yourself stuck in the city heat, or visiting Belgrade during summer, then I will reveal you one place that is for sure the great oasis in the town, the most perfect escape from the hectic life. Today, I am taking you to the amazing Zemun Quay (Zemunski Kej) of Belgrade, Serbia.
This glorious place is located about 20 minutes car drive from the city center, in Zemun and nearby Zemun Green Market. It is also perfectly reachable by public transport. although it might take some more time. Trust me, it is so worth it, as you will definitely feel that you have left Serbia, and put your foot in the Austro-Hungarian empire centuries ago, due to the city architecture and the vibe. After walking around this area, you will be surprised to see this beautiful natural gem, that sort of add a Mediterranean touch to the overall experience. Once you see it for the very first time, you will understand what I am talking about. Zemun Quay is a huge promenade that goes along the coast of the Danube in Zemun and it is indisputably considered as one of the most beautiful and most astonishing nirvana-like oasis in the city.
If you are looking for a place for a long walk or a bike ride, then your quest is successfully over. Zemun Quay offers the most amazing hiking and biking trails and routes. And in case you feel like that is way too much activity for you on a hot, summer day in Belgrade, well, I have some good news for you. The closeness of the river makes the temperatures much more bearable. You will find yourself enjoying in the wonderful breeze while glazing over glorious Danube. And not only that- Zemun Quay is also the harbor for many ships using the river, which creates the most beautiful sight for the bikers and hikers and definitely makes this place as one of the most Instagramable in Belgrade.
Finally, if you are the type of person who loves nature, but still appreciates the touch of urbanism, then Zemun Quay is a perfect spot for you. Indeed, there are many untouched, natural areas but also plenty of cafes and restaurants, where you can eat the best of the seafood. Don’t have a bike - don’t worry, just rent it here. Have kids- Zemun Quay offers extraordinary green area and playgrounds. Don’t have time – find it and stop making excuses not to travel and enjoy in the beautiful natural gems such as Zemun Quay in Belgrade.
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