Serbia Destination Guide & Country Overview
Republic of Serbia | Republika Srbija
First of all, where is Serbia? Serbia is located in southeastern Europe north of the Balkan Peninsula. However, it is generally considered to be a Balkan country, as it is immediately related to the other countries in the Balkan Peninsula.
Serbia has borders with Romania and Bulgaria to the east, Macedonia to the south, Hungary to the north, and Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west. It disputes Kosovo’s independence, so it could be said that Serbia also borders Albania to the southwest.
Formerly the most influential member of Yugoslavia, Serbia is not currently a member state of the Schengen Area or the Euro currency. However, it has applied for possible membership and inclusion into the European Union, though it could be in the mid to late 2020s before that could happen.
Belgrade is the capital and largest city, and a favorite amongst travelers. Tourism is constantly growing, with now over 3 million annual room-nights recorded. Belgrade enjoys great rail, bus, and plane connections with many other European countries.