Tourism in Serbia


Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2019

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Feel the magic of nature, Sokobanja – green heart of Serbia

Untouched nature, beautiful landscapes, pearl river Moravica, healing waters, two lakes – Vrmdzansko and Bovansko, four mountains, among which woody Ozren and mystical Rtanj stand out, extraordinary climate, are more than enough reasons why Sokobanja has been for centuries a favourite destination, and recently it has become very popular among people who love fun, relaxation and active vacation. When domestic cuisine and locals’ temperament are added to that, it is clear why Sokobanja became a favourite Serbian tourist destination in 2018 and 2019, with the highest growth of tourist traffic in the country.

While you are walking down the most picturesque landscape, the spirit of passed centuries is present everywhere: archeological sites from the period of the Byzantine Empire, the walls of medieval Serbian fortresses, especially of Soko-grad, after which Sokobanja got its name, the Ottoman Empire, the Principality and Kingdom of Serbia... In historical villas and hotels with ellegant facades and in downtown spa you can easily imagine visitors from 19th and 20th centuries, such as Prince Miloš Obrenović, Stevan Sremac, Branislav Nušić, Ivo Andrić... The development and affirmation of Sokobanja, the tourist gem of Serbia, was enabled by richness of untouched natural beauties, thermal waters of different features, peloids and crystal clear air. Although it is known since ancient times, Sokobanja experienced the real renaissance in the first half of the 19th century, when Prince Miloš Obrenović visited the spa. In 1837, on 21 June, by order of the Prince, the first Serbian voucher was issued to the first sergeant Lazarević from Kragujevac who was directed to vacation and thermal water usage in Sokobanja. This document declares Sokobanja a tourist place with the longest tradition of organized tourism in the country. This year, 182nd anniversary of organized tourism was celebrated in Sokobanja and Serbia.

Expert collaboration: Ljubinko Milenković, Director of Tourism Organisation of Sokobanja.

Graphic realization of the stamp: Jakša Vlahović, academic graphic artist.


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