Top 10 Great Places to Visit in the Balkans

Lake Ohrid, the Balkans

Lake Ohrid via www.skopjehome.com

The Balkan isn’t a major tourist destination as other European countries, but there are more and more people visiting this region and there’s a good reason for that – the countries that are situated in the Balkan peninsula are amazing tourist spots filled with great architecture, delicious food, rich culture and the best part of all is that they are all affordable.

Read below to find which ten places caught our attention. We definitely believe that these destinations are worth seeing! It’s up to you to find out more and decide where are you going to spend your next vacation on the Balkan, or even better – come up with a Balkan tour.

Top 10 Great Places to Visit in the Balkans

Lake Bled via andystravelblog.boardingarea.com

Lake Bled is truly one of the most beautiful lakes in whole Europe! No matter what time of the year you visit it, this place promises picturesque landscape. It lies in the Julian Alps, in the northwest part of Slovenia and here it adjoins the small town of Bled. This place is perfect for rest and relaxation, as you can walk around the lake, admire the crystal clear water and the greenery surrounding you.

Top 10 Great Places to Visit in the Balkans

Plitvice National Park via atlas-croatia.com

The Plitvice National Park is home to the same called waterfalls and we assure you that these are unforgettable! When it comes to Croatia, you have probably heard so many times about Dubrovnik or Split, but Plitvice is another attraction that you would regret not seeing it. We’re talking about 16 lakes and 90 waterfalls; water with the most amazing turquoise color – this is a view that will take your breath away!

Top 10 Great Places to Visit in the Balkans

Mostar via miriadna.com

Located in the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar is a small town that will charm you completely. We’ll start with Stari Most, which literally means old bridge – it was built in the 16th century and it represents the most important architectural landmark in the town. The river Neretva flows through the bridge, that connects the two sides of Mostar. However, there’s more to be seen, so go ahead and visit this beautiful town!

Lake Ohrid (Top Picture) is one of the oldest lakes in Macedonia, and Europe as well. Since 1980, it is declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the small town of Ohrid situated on the lake’s border. Visiting this place is going to be a wonderful experience no matter when would you go, but note that in summer there are more events, parties and tourists in general, so the atmosphere is more vibrant. Once you go there, make sure to visit the local churches, taste the cuisine and enjoy the beauty of the lake!

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