In the hills of Mt. Fruška Gora, in the vicinity of Novi Sad, on a small territory of about 50 kilometers in length there are sixteen Orthodox monasteries (out of more than thirty in the past). The most of them were founded in 15th and 16th century. In 1990, this unique historic-cultural area was proclaimed cultural heritage of outstanding significance for the Republic of Serbia. Also, it has been ranked as a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.
You will see National park Fruška Gora that represents one of the five national parks in the country being a natural oasis with rare plant and animal species. Than we go to small picturesque town of an exceptional cultural heritage – the famous Sremski Karlovci. This place used to be the cultural and religious center of Serbian people in former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The St. Nicholas’ Orthodox Cathedral with its recognizable slender steeples, Patriarch’s Palace – seat of the Orthodox Bishop of Srem, the first Serbian Orthodox School of Theology, the first Serbian Grammar School – аre just a part of the treasury of this unique place. The bigger portion of the town’s centre is under the protection of the state as the spatial historic-cultural complex.
After the sightseeing of Sremski Karlovci there is free time for optional activities, walking, coffee, etc., with the possibility of free wine-tasting in the local wine shop, or a visit to some of the local wineries and wine-tasting, but with additional payment. Mt. Fruska Gora is important wine-growing area of Serbia with exceptional sorts of grapes and for centuries the inhabitants of Sremski Karlovci have cherished the tradition of excellent wine-making. One of the most famous wines here is Bermet – aromatic dessert wine. In 2007, the Ministry of Agriculture declared Bermet from Fruska Gora the new protected brand of Serbia.