Around 15 nations lie wholly or partially in The Balkan Peninsula. The region is well-known for its many tourist attractions. Here you can expect nature in all its glory; enjoy amazing cuisine; and do much more. There are many opportunities for entertainment.
Here is a brief overview of the top 10 beautiful summer destinations in the Balkan Peninsula.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
This park is a heaven for nature lovers. Here you will find beautiful lakes, stunning waterfall, green forest and many animals. With their grey, blue, green and azure colors, the lakes in this region are a treat to watch.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled is a small Alpine village. It is located in the northwest part of Slovenia. The lake’s crystal clear blue waters surround a tiny island and its small Boroque church. While you are here, you definitely need to taste kremsnita, a tasty sugar topped pastry filled with custard and cream.
Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
This seventh deepest lake in Europe lies in the valley between Ohrid and Struga. This lake is unique because water to this lake comes from many surface and underground springs in the region.
This beautiful old Bulgarian town is located on a peninsula in the Black Sea. Cultural monuments of this town were added to UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Nesebar offers many opportunities for entertainment like swimming, fishing and diving.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Montenegro is a beautiful Balkan nation, located on the Adriatic Sea. Sveti Stefan Resort is located near Budva. It is a three-acre property with rooms set in repurposed 15th century cottages.
Meteora is a region in Central Greece. Kalampaka is a beautiful city located under the rock towers if Meteora. You will find many monasteries on the top of these rock towers. Hiking here is a completely out-of-the-world experience.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Located along the Neretva River, this historic city is well-known for its Ottoman-Islamic architecture. Stari Most (Old Bridge), built across the Neretva River by the Ottomans in 1556 is a major tourist attraction in the region.
Dracula’s Castle, Romania
This tourist attraction is a national monument and landmark in Romania. It is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The castle is today a museum that displays art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.
Sarande is located in the Albanian Riviera. Its elegance, serenity and romantic aura attracts tourists from all over the world. You will love the white sand beaches and blue waters of Sarande.
Nis is located on River Nisava in Serbia. It is the largest city in Southern Serbia and also one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe. The skull tower, Nis fortress, Spa of Topilo, Crveni Krst concentration camp, Memorial Chapel and Mediana archeological site are some of its popular tourist attractions.
People who visit the Balkan Peninsula once would want to visit again. That is the magic of this wonderful region.