Central & South Serbia Monasteries

Tour to the most beautiful and most significant monasteries in central and south region of Serbia.

When you arrive to the monastery, you can expect to be welcomed by priests or monks by old Orthodox customs, if they happen to be there.

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Central & South Serbia Monasteries Tour includes:

Day 1

  • Manasija was founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević between 1406. and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the “Morava school”. The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers. Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural center of the Serbian Despotate. Its School of Resava was well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the 15th and 16th century, even after the fall of the Despotate to the Ottoman Turks
  • Kalenić monastery is important Serb Orthodox monastery near Rekovac in central Serbia. It was built by protodaviar Bogdan in the early 15th century (1407-1413). Village of Kalenićki Prnjavor lies nearby
  • Žiča – The foundation of the Serbian King Stefan Nemanjić, the First-Crowned, monastery Žiča was built between 1208. and 1230. In 1219. Žiča became the first seat of the Serbian Archbishopic
  • Walking tour through the town of Vrnjačka Banja, which is one of the most beatiful Spa cities in Serbia
  • Overnight in Vrnjačka Banja at the hotel of guest choice. Possibility of recommendation

Day 2

  • Sopoćani, an endowment of King Stefan Uroš I of Serbia, was built in the second half of the 13th century, near the source of the Raška River in the region of Ras, the centre of the Serbian medieval state. It is a designated World Heritage Site
  • Studenica was established in the late 12th century by Stefan Nemanja, founder of the medieval Serb state, shortly after his abdication. It is the largest and richest of Serbia’s Orthodox monasteries. Its two principal monuments, the Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King, both built of white marble, enshrine priceless collections of 13th and 14th century Byzantine painting
  • Đurđevi Stupovi is a 12th century Serbian monastery and one of the oldest shrines in Serbia. It is an endowment of famous Serbian ruler and founder of the ruling Nemanjić dynasty, Stefan Nemanja and his great-grandson King Dragutin. It was built with many architectural and artistic innovation for that period, including two majestic towers by which the monastery was named after (“Đurđevi stupovi” stands for “The Pillars of St. George”). UNESCO placed it on the List of the World Cultural Heritage in 1979.
  • Peter’s church, or the The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, is among the oldest mediaeval religious properties in Serbia. Historical sources do not tell when exactly the church was created, but it is assumed that it was built in 10th century on the foundation of an earlier Christian structure from 6th century

Important Information:

  • The price includes transportation with A/C vehicle
  • The price includes English speaking guide
  • The price includes tolls
  • The price includes accommodation for the tour guide
  • The price includes lunch in local ethno restaurant