Nestled on the southern slope of Fruška Gora, Vrdnik is a former coal-mining village in Serbia’s Vojvodina province. Evidence of graves from the 9th-century-BC Bosut culture have been discovered in the area, as have the remains of Roman-built structures and a Hungarian fortress.
One of the village’s most important landmarks is the Vrdnik-Ravanica Monastery, which is designated as a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance. A highlight of this Serbian Orthodox monastic complex is its early 19th-century church adorned with paintings by the Neoclassical artist, Dimitrije Avramović.
Vrdnik serves as a gateway to Fruška Gora National Park, which encompasses an 80-kilometre stretch of rolling hills and is Serbia’s oldest national park. It is traversed by scenic hiking trails and off-road cycling routes that connect its charming villages, historic monasteries and long-established wineries.
Vrdnik is a 30-minute drive from Novi Sad and one hour from the centre of Belgrade. Nikola Tesla Airport is also about one hour away and has flights to destinations across Europe and the Middle East. Buses travel through Vrdnik while renting a car is the most convenient way of accessing Fruška Gora National Park.