This tour is for people who have real sense of adventure. Serbia was much more important state in medieval times and in two days we will see a lot of it’s rich history and 50% of UNESCO world heritage sites in Serbia. A lot of wars were fought here and lots of monuments from the medieval times were destroyed, except maybe the churches and monasteries.

You meet our tour guide with the Degree in Archaeology at the previously arranged location. First stop on this tour is Manasija, monastery from 15th century, completely fortified. This monastery was built in dangerous times when Ottomans started conquering this part of Europe. After that, we are having lunch and continuing our tour to Žiča, monastery where the old medieval Kings of Serbia were crowned.The monastery was built at exactly the same distance from both Byzantine Constantinople and Rome.  This place is at the beginning of Ibar valley, or Serbian Valley of Kings. When our king Uroš I married Helen of Anjou he ordered lilacs to be planted all over the valley, so they would remind her of Provence. We’ll climb one hill in this valley where Maglič stands, the most preserved fortress from that period. That fort was protecting the road and that road is taking us further to Studenica, the most important monastery in Serbian history. Built in 12th century, it is of the same age as Notre Dame in Paris, but it was finished in only few years. It was a great accomplishment for a temple of that size. After Studenica, we go to our accommodation, where we’ll have dinner.

The following day, after breakfast, we will climb to Ras, the first capital of our independent medieval state. That fortress is, together with Sopoćani, part of UNESCO World Heritage. The Fresco from Sopoćani, The Dormition of the Mother of God was declared the most beautiful fresco painting from the medieval period on The World Fair in Paris in 1961. After a visit to Sopoćani, we go to Novi Pazar. Novi Pazar is today’s biggest Muslim town in Serbia, in the center of our old state. Here you can see multicultural differences and also the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul from the 9th century, that was the part of the old Ras long ago but today is situated not far from the center of Novi Pazar.

After lunch and a short free time in the city center, we start out journey back to Belgrade, where we will arrive in the evening.