Experts recommend visiting Belgrade in January

Renowned world tourism experts recommend destinations to be visited in January 2014.

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is on that list!

Serbia’s capital is buzzing year-round but a January visit, despite the cold, will be a heartwarming experience, and the newly rebranded Air Serbia ( is offering tempting promotional fares.

Orthodox Christmas falls on 7 January. Take in the liturgy in the St Sava Temple – arguably the world’s largest and still a work in progress – and share the super-sized Christmas bread with Belgraders on Terazije Square. Good luck finding the gold coin!

Exuberant festivities herald the Serbian New Year (13 January).  Choose a tavern in the bohemian 19th-century Skadarlija quarter, dig into hearty local cuisine and let loose with live Balkan music. Finally, if you’re brave, plunge into Ada Ciganlija’s freezing waters to race for the Epiphany cross on 19 January. Warm up later with shots of the ultimate firewater, rakija, even if you don’t win a year’s worth of blessings.


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