Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina, is the second most populated city in Serbia. It is located on the left bank of Danube, only 90 km away from Belgrade. With a population of more than 300 000 people, it is an industrial, educational and cultural center of Northern Serbia built where the Balkan and European cultures meet. Thanks to its dynamic history and influences of different cultures from the East and the West, Novi Sad has been referred to as the “Serbian Athens”. Fortresses from the 17th century, the Fruška-gora mount with its 17 culturally and historically important monasteries, stunning estates and the attractive center of the city, all make Novi Sad a fantastic touristic destination.
The city of culture and festivals is famous as the host of numerous events: EXIT – the biggest musical festival in Southeastern Europe, the theatre festival „Sterijino pozorje“ devoted to the famous Serbian playwright Jovan Sterija Popović, the Children art festival devoted to the Serbian children poet Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, the International jazz festival, the Cinema Festival „Cinema City“ etc. Among all of Novi Sad’s impressive attractions, the most prominent one is the Danube, Europe’s second biggest river flowing in the center of Novi Sad. When visiting Novi Sad everyone must find some time to walk along the local Belgrade quay and visit a restaurant of Serbian national cuisine as well as one of the numerous beaches of Novi Sad, for instance – Štrand.