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Best Countries to Visit in the Balkans

Sonali Pimpale Sep 5, 2019
In southeastern Europe, the Balkans (also known as the Balkan Peninsula), is a splendid region that is comprised of some of the most heavenly countries in the world.

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Albania

A hidden gem until recent times, Albania’s unsullied beaches, ancient towns and medieval castles have shot up the country’s popularity in the eyes of globetrotters.

Crown Jewels

Berat – a pretty old town famous for unique architectures.

Saranda
– a flourishing city well-known for its beaches and nightlife.

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Shkodër - a quaint town renowned for its cafes, hiking and cycling!

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Blessed with abundant natural beauty and diverse cultural heritage, the charming country is a place where modern embraces traditional.

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Mostar – Home of the iconic 16th century Mostar Bridge (Stari Most).

Sarajevo – The capital city and a cultural melting pot where East meets West!

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Kravica Waterfall – A stunning 25 meter cascading fall, fondly known as mini-Niagara.

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Bulgaria

One of the oldest countries in Europe, Bulgaria is a marriage of Greek, Roman, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian cultures.

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Crown Jewels

Sofia – The capital of Bulgaria, an ancient city encompassed by the Vitosha mountain.

Plovdiv
– The second largest city and the cultural heart of Bulgaria.

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Varna – A charming city overflowing with beaches, Roman baths and historical monuments.

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Croatia

From spectacular beaches, scenic islands to fascinating Roman ruins and medieval towns, Croatia has it all!

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Dubrovnik – An ancient city, nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”.

Zagreb – The capital city and a bustling hub of museums, galleries and historical sites.

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Plitvice National Park – A slice of heaven full of lakes, waterfalls and limestone canyon.

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Greece

Even hours of waxing eloquent on Greece will not do justice to its phenomenal beauty.

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A treasure trove of world-famous beaches, breathtaking ancient ruins and riveting tales of old folklore, it would be a crime to miss out on this gem of the Balkan peninsula.

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Crown Jewels

Athens – The birthplace of democracy and the home of the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus.

Santorini – A whitewashed heaven of quintessential Greek houses and wide expanses of cerulean waters.

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Meteora – A spectacular cliff formation hosting complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries.

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Romania

Encompassed by the awe-inspiring Carpathian Mountains, Romania is best known for the magnificent region of Transylvania and the legends of Dracula.

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Crown Jewels

Bucharest – Romania’s capital and a glorious mix of modern and ancient architecture.
Brasov – The city of the iconic Bran castle, is believed to be the setting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula castle.

Painted Monasteries of Bucovina – Monasteries whose exterior walls exhibit stunning frescoes depicting the life of Jesus, and portrayal of angels, demons, heaven and hell.