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About Vrnjačka Banja

Vrnjačka Banja is known as the queen of land tourism with the long tradition of over 150 years. Besides the wide tourism range, it offers the first five-star hotel in this region, Tonanti hotel.
About Vrnjačka Banja

Vrnjačka Banja is the biggest and, by many accounts, the most beautiful, most celebrated and most popular spa town (banja) in Serbia. It is tourist location of a first degree with seven mineral springs, mild continental climate and numerous cultural, sports, entertaining and "green" offers. 

Vrnjačka Banja is located at 217 meters above sea level, between Goč mountain and Zapadna Morava river.

It is situated 200 km south of Belgrade, close to Trstenik (11km), Kraljevo (25km) and Kruševac (37), medieval monasteries Žiča, Studenica and Ljubostinja; not far from Vrnjačka Banja is Roman fortress Jerinin Grad, Goč mountain, part of Kopaonik - the highest Serbian mountain that you can get to in 2h ride from Banja.

Climate of Vrnjačka Banja is mildly continental. Summers are moderately hot, and winters are moderately cold, without frost.
History of exploiting mineral springs is Vrnjačka Banja dates back to Celtic Scordisces. It was well documentated that Roman troops used balneotherapy - one of the witnesses is Fons Romanus (Roman Spring) excavated in 1924.
One of main turning points for Vrnjačka Banja's develpoment was beginning of 19th centrury when Prince Miloš Obrenović invited Czech baron and geologist Zigmund Herder in Serbia, who gave Vrnjačka Banja's mineral waters the highest marks and in his report compared their quality with famous Karlovy Vary spa.

Banja became trendy place for gathering of people from high society: military, financial, politic, culture circles. Many dignitaries had their villas built there leaving architectural mark which is, still, one of Banja's most distinctive embellishments.

First inn was built here in 1885 and first modern hotel in 1906.

In 1935 Banja was the most visited tourist place in Yugoslavia. The Largest visit was during eighties with 220,000 visitors and 2 million stay overs.

Thanks to many new hotels of the highest category and growing number of contents, events and amenities, Vrnjačka Banja is on its way to reach and even surpass its golden ages.

More about famous guests of Vrnjacka Banja through history can be found here.

About Vrnjačka Banja
About Vrnjačka Banja

This well-known tourist destination, dating back to the times of the Romans and Byzantines, is renowned for numerous historical sites and healing mineral springs. The spa boasts both hot and cold springs primarily used for the treatment of various ailments. Over the years, this destination has evolved and adapted to the needs of modern tourists.

Today, in addition to medical services, Vrnjačka Banja is a modern tourist destination with a diverse range of additional amenities catering to tourists' needs. It offers accommodation options of various types in hotels, guesthouses, and apartment settlements.

Excursions to famous cultural and historical landmarks, the nearby mountain Goč, the fortresses of Maglič, Koznik, and Jerinin grad, as well as excellent local wineries and distilleries, are just part of the offerings of modern hotels in Vrnjačka Banja. For active recreation enthusiasts, there is the Adventure Center offering recreational and sports activities such as quad biking on the forest roads of Mount Goč, hiking tours, archery, cycling, and, in winter, skiing lessons for both children and adults.

During their stay in Vrnjačka Banja, guests can visit some of the nearby monasteries, such as Žiča, Ljubostinja, Studenica, and Sveta Petka.

One significant attraction in Vrnjačka Banja is the Belimarković Castle, the summer residence of General Jovan Belimarković, the guardian of King Aleksandar Obrenović during his minority. The castle is declared a cultural monument of great importance, and it now houses the Local Museum.

Additionally, a special attraction in the spa is the famous "Bridge of Love," concealing an interesting love story between teacher Nada and officer Relja.

In addition to the well-known Vrnjački Park, mineral springs, and historical landmarks, the entire season in Vrnjačka Banja is rich in cultural events, with the most significant among them being the International Vrnjački Carnival, Love Fest, Festival of Film Scripts, Classical Music Festival, and the Days of Danilo Bata Stojković.

For all fans of active vacation, there is an Adventure park that offers many sport and leisure activities, for example quad tours through the woods of mountain Goc, hiking tours, archery, biking, and skiing school for kids and adults during winter times. Also, you can have a see the beauty of Vrnjacka Banja from a completely different angle. All tourist and nature lovers, can enjoy an interesting offer in the Aero club ’Trstenik’ in the form of panoramic sightseeing of the town and its surroundings. As the leader of Serbian tourism Vrnjacka Banja, with numerous content and constant investment in new projects, Vrnjacka Banja is an ideal destination. Staring with the summer season of 2021 tourists can expect a new touristic infrastructure, parks, pedestrican zones, numerous accommodation units and restaurants and additional content of mountain Goc, as well as the culture content.

Besides the wide offer of indoor and outdoor pools, starting from July 2021 guests will enjoy the Aqua park spreading on over 3 hectares. Moreover, starting from next year all shopping and movie fans can will be able to walk through the new shopping mall in the town centre, built with a model from the famous Belgrade shopping centers, Usce and Delta city. What will be one of the most famous touristic attractions is the built of gondolas that will transport passangers from the centre to the peak of mountin Goc. During the ride the passagers will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view after which they will spend the day on the ski track. In addition, the town has a plan to open the tunnel below the Church hill for visitors. This tunnel used to be the German shelter during the World War II during the next summer season. All the abovementioned presents all the excellent content Vrnjacka Banja has to offer and that follows modern and contemporary trends in the tourism field. New infrastructure, upcoming content and constant investment shows that Vrnjacka Banja is the latest wellness, congress and sport and leisure destination perfect for resting and relaxing in Serbia. 

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