The Balkan countries are still considered as a mysterious region that is yet to be discovered by many wanderers. It is a cultural area with many unclear borders and enigmas. However, the region of Balkan takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that sweep from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea.
Generally, the area includes Albania and Kosovo, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia. Most of the travelers have just explored Croatia, even though the rest of the Balkans still shine “undiscovered”.
Let's get to know some beautiful insights that this region provides!
Recently, the Balkan region was ranked among the top ten most interesting European places that should be visited immediately. The largest number of foreign tourists in the Balkans usually come from Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Italy, the United States, and France.
An increasing number of young tourists with backpacks from the countries of the region are also noticed.
Firstly, Balkan is the region located in the heart of the Southeastern European peninsula. It is constantly enriching cultural life and offers a variety of activities - primarily it is surrounded by the beautiful Olympic Mountains, rivers and streams flowing through and around the city as well as a clean drinking spring water
Balkan countries have a tumultuous history and has hosted huge incidents throughout the years. Beginning with the Roman Empire ripping into two, to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in capital of Bosnia that triggered World War I, to the last Yugoslavian War between Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina that tore through the area with devastating consequences, it is still hard to believe that the last war happened not so long ago. Today you can still see the effects that the war had in these places, which is heartbreaking.
However, long story short, all of these consequences made this country unique and became an attraction for many curious tourists.
Affordability is also one big advantage! The Balkans region is way cheaper than many Western European countries. Your money will go a long way in this area, which is a win-win situation!
Center Adrenaline spot- If you love adventure and adrenaline, then Balkan’s are certainly a region for you. From white water rafting, kayaking and hiking, to mountain biking, paragliding and rock climbing, it is the right place for you because it has adventure activities suited to all types of travelers.
For the ones that are more into nightlife, plenty of epic bars, clubs, beach bars, party boats and pubs serve cheap and delicious traditional alcohol and food. If you're looking for a good night, you can't go wrong in the Balkans.
One of the most attractive events is placed in Sarajevo. Every year, thousands of tourists and Hollywood celebrities visit this city just to be a part of a famous Sarajevo Film Festival that occurs once a year in summertime. Therefore, one of the best times to visit this beautiful country is definitely during the summer. However, if you prefer spending your holiday on the sea side, then you shouldn’t miss those beautiful islands in Croatia and the long sandy beaches in Montenegro.