Book Yourself a Tranquil Stay at a Salas in Serbia

Book Yourself a Tranquil Stay at a Salas in Serbia
A traditional farm house in Vojvodina region of Serbia, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

These are farms set in the tranquil countryside that serve amazing food and regional wines

OT Staff
March 10 , 2020
15 Min Read

Serbia isn't just about the capital city of Belgrade which has often been labelled as Europe's underground party destination. If you are looking for an European holiday in the midst of stunning rural landscapes, try Vojvodina, a rustic region full of mellow villages in the rolling ranges of Fruška Gora national park. The area is dotted with picture-perfect villages and Orthodox monasteries dating back several centuries.

A two-hour drive from Belgrade will take you to this picturesque area, also one of Serbia’s oldest winemaking regions famous for its rich agricultural soil and traditional farms. The latter have been converted into farmstays, or salaš. You can find them all over Vojvodina. The word 'salaš' comes from the Hungarian 'szállás', which means accommodation. These are family homes with an attached farm, eateries, and sometimes even a horse stable. 

 

 
 
 
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Beska, in der angenehmen natürlichen Umgebung der Ebene der Vojvodina, ist "Salas Stojsic". Die Farm wurde 1924 auf einer Gesamtfläche von 29 Hektar Kataster als einzigartige Einheit gegründet, die aus einem authentischen Vojvodina-Haus mit dazugehörigen Einrichtungen (Ställen, Lagerhäusern, Scheunen), einem Brunnen, 8 Hektar Ackerland, 5 Hektar Waldkomplex und 3 Hektar Obstgärten besteht , Weinberg… Heute ist der Hof renoviert und für Touristen eingerichtet. Neben dem reichhaltigen gastronomischen Angebot, das hausgemachte Bauernprodukte umfasst, haben die Gäste die Möglichkeit, zusätzliche Annehmlichkeiten eines Bauernhauses inmitten der Natur zu genießen. Der Hof liegt nur 500 m von der Beska-Schleife an der Autobahn E-75 entfernt und ist sehr gut erreichbar. Es ist nur 40 km von Belgrad und 30 km von Novi Sad entfernt. #salaš #srem #vojvodina #beška #travel #reisen #serbia

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Watch out for signs saying 'vinski podrum' – this means they have a wine cellar, and you can sample from it. The farms have become quite popular as venues for destination weddings as well. 

  

 
 
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Dobro vam jutro i dobro nam došli na MAJKIN SALAŠ. Mesto na kojem još uvek postoje pravi domaćini i autentična domaća jela i pića. Spokojan domaći ambijent protkan duhom nekih prošlih vremena i obojen divnim zvucima tamburaške muzike. Svratite i uverite se i sami. Rezervacije: â˜ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŽï¸Â 024 / 753 672 #salaš #domaćajela #domacavina

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You should definitely ask for the local Serbian wines at a salaš. The Bermet is the most famous. It was served on the Titanic, and even used to bribe Austrian Empress Maria Theresa. Legend says that it was In the fertile lands of Fruška Gora mountain that Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus planted the first vineyard. Today, there are more than 60 privately owned wine cellars here. Do visit the more than three centuries old Museum of Beekeeping and Wine Cellar Zivanovic at Sremski Karlovci, and taste some dessert sweet wines, such as white and red Bermet, and Reisling too. 

 

 
 
 
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There's lots to do here. The Vojvodina region has many gentle hiking paths and stunning lakes. If you are a cycling enthusiast, try the Danube Bike Path along the iconic river past idyllic villages. It goes all the way to the Iron Gates gorge on the Romanian border. You can take a tour of the monasteries, or drive down to the picture-perfect riverside town of Novi Sad. And of course, there's Belgrade to escape to when you want to live it up a bit.   


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