Excursion to Smederevo, Viminacium, to Silver Lake and Golubac


Smederevo is a city in Serbia on the banks of the Danube and the Morava, 50 km from Belgrade. In the Middle Ages, Smederevo was the capital and largest city of Serbia. Here on the banks of the Danube is the Smederevo Fortress of the early 15th century, from where Despot George Brankovich ruled the Serbian Despotate. Over time, the city of Smederevo arose around the fortress.

The capture of the fortress by the Turks in 1459 marked the final fall of medieval Serbian statehood. In 1867, during the reign of Prince Mikhail Obrenovich, the keys to the Smederevo fortress were returned to Serbia.

The excursion involves visiting the Smederevo fortress, as well as a walk through the center of the city of Smederevo and the pedestrian zone.


Viminacium is a large ancient Roman city, the capital and military camp of the Roman province of Moesia, located in eastern Serbia. The city was founded in the 1st century AD. e. and in all likelihood had 40,000 inhabitants, which makes it one of the largest cities of this era. Viminacium was devastated by the Hun tribes in the 5th century, but was rebuilt by Emperor Justinian. With the arrival of the Slavs in the 6th century, the city was completely destroyed.

The archaeological site covers 450 hectares and contains ruined temples, streets, squares, amphitheatres, palaces, hippodromes and Roman baths.

Silver Lake

Continuation of the tour – departure to Silver Lake on the right bank of the Danube. The lake is formed by a branch of one of the branches of the Danube, 14 km long with an average width of 300 m.

The water in the lake is clear – silver. The lake is rich in fish. There is a lunch break here.


Golubac is a small town in Serbia, next to which is the Golubac fortress, built in the 14th century on the banks of the Danube. The most dramatic period in the history of the fortress was the 15th century, when the Hungarian king entrusted the administration of the fortress to the Serbian despots Lazarevich and Branković. In 1427, the Turkish sultan Murad II took possession of Golubac. Fearing the strengthening of his position in the Balkans, the Hungarian king Sigismund sent in 1428 an army of many thousands of Hungarians, Vlachs, Poles and Italians to liberate the fortress. The siege of the fortress was not crowned with success, during which the famous knight Zawisha the Black laid down his head.

The fortress has nine towers, up to 25 meters high. The location of the fortress is not accidental: the height of the cliff and the narrowest part of the Danube at the entrance to the Dzherdap gorge served as its natural protectors.

Excursion cost:

Car (1-3 people) – 220 euros
Minibus (up to 8 people) – 300 euros

Additional coast:

  • Tickets 6 euros per person
  • buying souvenirs
  • lunch in a restaurant