Are you ready for your big Serbian adventure? Bring your AEGEE spirit and join our crazy team of organizers!
From big city life, to the plains of Vojvodina and nature of Zlatibor mountain...You will learn how to dance the traditional kolo, how to swear in Serbian, swim in beautiful lakes, eat Pljeskavica and Cevapcici and drink lots of Rakia. We start our journey in Belgrade, the “white city”. Famous for amazing open-air parties on the riverside, the old Kalemegdan fortress, bohemian quarter in Skadarska street...Summertime in Belgrade is full of energy, streets filled with people any time of the day! Then it’s time to disconnect from city life and relax in the peaceful mountain of Zlatibor. Surrounded by nature and breathtaking views, a traditional cottage is waiting just for us.
Next stop is Vojvodina! Time to explore Novi Sad and find out why the north is known for a slower pace of life. The charming city of Sremski Karlovci and the best wine from it’s famous wineries.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s explore Rakialand together!
Exploring Serbian culture, lifestyle and landmarks
BelgradeBelgrade is the capital of Serbia, and the largest city in the Balkan region.
A unique mixture where western and eastern cultures meet, influenced by the Habsburg and Ottoman empires who once ruled here. It is laid on the confluence of the rivers Danube and Sava. In the teeth of its turbulent history, Belgrade proudly keeps an everlasting soul with its many museums and Kalemegdan fortress.
Its literal translation “White City” is denied in many ways by variety of architecture, delicious food and friendly citizens.
Sipping rakija and listening to traditional music at the bohemian quarter Skadarlija, stopping by to one of the amazing bars to drink a beer or two and finally dancing all night long on riverboat-clubs, you will never be bored.
ZlatiborZlatibor is a mountainous region situated in the western part of Serbia.
It is an important tourist area of Serbia, with resources for health tourism, skiing and hiking. The main city of the region is Užice, located at the foothills of the mountain, and most of the area belongs to the municipality of Čajetina. Town of Zlatibor emerged from a group of vacation homes into a full-fledged urban location. Zlatibor is famous as an air spa, where mountain and sea streams collide. It is also declared as a therapeutic region. An extraordinary beautiful mountain, with a pleasant climate, with spacious sloping grounds, rich pasture-grounds and mountain peaks. There are about 1000 square km of meadows and risings, sloping grounds and dry grounds, abysses and chasms...
Nature was generous with Mt. Zlatibor giving it its beautiful scenery, rolling heights overgrown with pine, fir, and spruce forests here and there, vast meadows decorated with white narcissuses and other colourful flowers, very pleasant and mild climate, a great number of sunny days, unpolluted air and other amenities.
Novi SadNovi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, located on the banks of the Danube river. Today, Novi Sad is the second cultural center in Serbia (besides Belgrade). The city has several museums and galleries. It is located on 1,225th kilometers from the Danube flow,making numerous islands, inlets and sandbanks. Novi Sad was always a multi ethnic town. Serbs have always made the majority of its population, but there were others, too: Germans, Hungarians, Croats, Slovaks, Ruthenias, Greeks, Tzintzars, Jews, Armenians, Romanians, Roma people and others.
Every year in the summer and especially during the annual EXIT music festival, the city becomes the true youth capital, filled with young, energetic people from all over Europe! The most recognized structure in Novi Sad is Petrovaradin Fortress. There is also a National Park of Fruška Gora mountain nearby.
Sremski KarlovciSremski Karlovci is a town and municipality located in the South Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina. It is situated on the bank of the river Danube, near from Novi Sad. t has a population of 8,750 inhabitants. The town has traditionally been known as the seat of Serbian Orthodox Church in the Habsburg Monarchy, as well as political and cultural capital of Serbian Vojvodina after the May Assembly and during the Revolution in 1848. The oldest secondary school in Serbia is located here.
Sremski Karlovci is a famous wine region with many great wineries can be found here.