If ever the opportunity arises to discover Southeastern Europe, don’t pass it up. Here you’ll find a density of culture and an unspoiled beauty that is unsurpassed – the Balkans.
Visiting the Balkans you will have a chance to witness outstanding architecture, mountain peaks, flowing rivers and lakes – the ideal destination for every avid adventurous traveller.
Here we’ve highlighted five must-see attraction in the Balkans, and if you’ve never heard of them before, all the better – go before the world finds out about these hidden gems. You can thank us later.
A worthwhile beauty to check out while you're in Albania – a coastal town with five months of warm weather, dreamlike beaches and quaint seaside villages.
A typical scene around Saranda is a pebble bay washed by clear turquoise waters backed by limestone hills and olive trees – a tourist hotspot, perfect for a family filled activities.
One of the highlights of this unique town is taking a trip to Butrint – the nearby UNESCO heritage site. The well-preserved ancient ruins are a spectacular sight and are surrounded by natures best.
A unique blend of culture and tradition, Mostar’s warmth, beautiful mountains and peaceful atmosphere with have you longing to never leave.
From its cobblestone streets, old stone buildings, and of course one of its most popular attractions, the bridge spanning over picturesque Neretva River, this town looks like it was taken from the pages of a fairytale.
All you’ll need is a day, or two, to explore the Old Town, Stari Most, the Crooked Bridge, and not forgetting an unforgettable experience watching the sunset from the riverbank.
Known as Albania’s prettiest Ottoman-era town, Gjirokaster will, without fail, leave you with a lasting impression.
From unspoiled beaches to crystal clear waters, mouth-watering cuisine, and locals with the warmest hearts, this town will draw you in like no other.
With its beautifully decorated houses and originally tiled roofs, well maintained old town with cobblestone, winding little streets, and castle makes it hard to believe there are hardly any tourists to be found.
A city with never-ending movement and energy, Tirana is the capital of Albania and is known to be the main economic, social and cultural centre of the country.
From the Mosque of Et'hem Bey to the monumental tomb of Kaplan Pasha, the Ura e Tabakeve (a bridge constructed in the 19th century), and so much more – this city offers an endless of sightseeing.
A coastal town in Montenegro, you’ll find Kotor – a living history in a spectacular bay, a place where past and present coincides.
Wedged between mountains, Kotor is a medieval maze of museums, churches, café-strewn squares, Venetian palaces, and pillories. Come nightfall the streets will buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle top clubbing. This town has it all.
The longer you stay in Kotor the more you’ll feel spellbound by its hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
While the Balkans may bring to mind its tumultuous past, today it offers a wealth of beauty with incredible scenery from its jewel-like islands and soaring mountains – so don’t hesitate to add the Balkans to your bucket list.