Serbia is a proud nation in the Balkans, which is perhaps the most up-and-coming travel region in Europe.
Serbia hit international headlines for the wrong reasons in the 1990s, but has made a significant effort to move on from a troubled recent past. The scars of war can still be seen in the capital Belgrade, which was bombed by NATO in 1999.
Fortunately impressive landmarks such as Kalmegdan fortress and St Sava Temple survived, as did the Old Town where the streets are lined with fine local restaurants and bars.
In recent times Serbia has developed a strong sporting reputation (it's the home of Novak Djokovic after all) and is home to a burgeoning arts scene. Exciting times lie ahead for this Eastern European nation – why not beat the crowds and check out Serbia!