26 JUNE — 3 JULY

Ada Ciganlija, a one-of-a-kind destination, is an island on the Sava River that has been ingeniously transformed into a peninsula. It’s not just a name, but a city park and the nearby artificial Sava Lake. The 8 km2 peninsula is a haven for nature enthusiasts, boasting the natural lake Ada Safari and a diverse range of wildlife. This stunning natural oasis is home to 450 species of plants, 94 species of insects, and 250 species of mushrooms, all protected by law.

Lake Sava is a haven for open-water competitions with its pristine water, top-notch facilities, and extensive trail length. The lake is not just for swimming but also for rowing, kayaking, water polo, diving, windsurfing, and other sports. It has been the stage for numerous World, European, and National competitions. Ada Ciganlija is not just a sports and recreation center but Belgrade’s greatest one, with over 50 open sports fields and tracks for cyclists and runners. A favorite promenade and summer swimming resort of Belgraders, known for its beaches and restaurants, is visited by about four million visitors annually.

One of the symbols of the capital, associated with a beautiful, healthy, and sports lifestyle, is an escape from the busy everyday functioning for the Belgraders.

Ada Ciganlija will transform into a battleground for open-water swimmers during the European Aquatics Championships. The competitors in this discipline will demonstrate their strength, skill, and physical and mental readiness. The best European swimmers in open water, surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, will have the opportunity to set new records, achieve their goals, exceed their dreams, push the limits, and write historical numbers of this sport.

Ada Ciganlija will be the epicenter of sports passion and swimming skills from 4 July until 6 July 2024, combining love for water sports and nature in the most beautiful way. This is a sports event that should not be missed.

We are sure that “the Sea of Belgrade “- Ada Ciganlija will break the attendance record during this exceptional sports event and that everyone who comes to the European Aquatics Championship will take away a unique and unforgettable experience, favorite images and memories that they will want to repeat.