In the north of Serbia, towards the border with Hungary, lies Lake Palić, a true jewel in the crown of the country’s recreational, cultural and spa tourism.
Water and clay from Lake Palić have been used for medicinal purposes since the 18th Century. In 1845, the “Donja trščara” Inn was built here, laying the foundation for the future of Palić as bathing grounds and a spa centre. Since then, millions of visitors have visited the spa, enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and medicinal properties of its hot springs and clay.
If you prefer active holidays, Palić offers a wealth of sports activities for you to choose from. Cycle around the lake on the marked cycling trail or choose one of the hiking routes and enjoy exploring every inch of the area. Rent a kayak or a pedal boat or take an organised boat tour of Lake Palić and spend unforgettable moments on the water.
Animal lovers can enjoy organised birdwatching trips where they will be able to spot over 200 species of birds, including over 50 endangered species. Anglers can also enjoy the attractions of Lake Palić, where they can test their skills in water which is abundant in fish.
And if, during your stay on the serene Lake Palić, you find yourself longing for the city buzz, you can always take a trip to the nearby city of Subotica and enjoy the most exquisite examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Serbia, explore the city’s galleries and take in the beauty of its magnificent sacral buildings. Children will be delighted to visit the Subotica Zoo, with more than 150 animal species on display, as well as the botanical garden within the zoo, which is home to numerous plant species specific to this area.
The local climate and the sandy terrain of the Subotica region give a specific flavour to the autochthonous wine varieties, which are produced according to the centuries-old tradition of this region. Enjoy the wine tastings organised by local wineries and restaurants. Experienced chefs and sommeliers will match the traditional Serbian varieties of wine with the local cuisine, which is a unique blend of culinary traditions of the various ethnic groups living in the north of Serbia.
Once a year, Palić hosts a famous European Film Festival, which has, over the two decades of its existence, welcomed numerous cinephiles, as well as famous actors, directors and crew members from all over the "Old Continent". During the seven days of the Festival, Palić becomes the European film capital, capturing the imagination of its audience and welcoming them year after year in ever-increasing numbers.
With its rich flora and fauna, mineral water and clay, sports and cultural events, Lake Palić really does offer something for everyone, catering to tourists of all different ages and interests.
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