EAST SERBIA – DOWN THE DANUBE - from Belgrade
Day 1: Viminacium – Iron Gate - Lepenski Vir
Smederevo – Viminacium - Golubac – Lepenski Vir - Donji Milanovac
We will begin our day today by a voyage to the distant past. We will drive along the banks of the Danube about 46km to Smederevo, the last fortified capital of the medieval independent Serbian state. This town was first mentioned in Byzantine sources from the beginning of the 11th century. We will visit its impressive fortress from the 15th century.
Viminacium, our next stop, was a capital of Roman Province Moesia Superior. It was a very important military camp in I and II century housing Legio VII Claudia & IV Flavia. It has the status of “Municipium” in II century during the ruling of Imperator Hadrian and status of “Colony” in III century during the ruling of Imperator Septimius Severus.
We will continue to follow the banks of the Danube and we will soon arrive in another fortified town - Golubac, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Serbia. It is located at the entry of Iron Gate Gorge on the Danube (the biggest gorge in Europe) and it is dated to 14th century. A short drive down the Danube will take us to Lepenski Vir. Dated to 6000 years BC, it is the settlement of one of the oldest Neolithic civilization in Europe, and a whole era was named after this site. As the myth says, it was founded by one of Noah’s sons after the deluge. We will visit the site where many houses of the village from that era can be seen together with famous and very unique sculptures in the shape of human heads.
In the evening we will return to Belgrade.
Trip organized by: “BALKAN EXPERT” d.o.o. license no. OTP 54/2013
Tour available with general condition of travel of “BALKAN EXPERT”