Balkan Peninsula is not a major tourist destination as other European places. But this overlooked area has it all, from pristine beaches to untouched mountains, from cultural cities to archaeological parks — and for half of the cost of the most famous touristic destinations of western Europe. We strongly suggest you to visit the Balkans as soon as possible, before everyone finds out how gorgeous it is. Read our list of top eight towns to visit in this charming European region.
When you think about Croatia, it comes to your mind the amazing city of Dubrovnik. Well, there is no doubt that Dubrovnik is the star of the Adriatic coast, but Croatia is home to other beautiful destinations, such as Rovinj, just to name one. Rovinj is an ancient town and one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Balkans in summertime. Rovinj has crystal clear waters, gorgeous beaches, cool nightclubs, excellent restaurants and is also the perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventure, such as diving, as well as to relax.
Novi Sad is a vibrant town that each July is home to the largest and most famous festival of the Balkan Peninsula, EXIT. If you are looking for a cool place to spend a weekend without breaking the bank, Novi Sad is the place for you; excellent restaurants, parties every night, and plenty of cultural sights to admire, such as Catholic and orthodox churches, synagogues, museums, bridges and art galleries.
Budva is known to be the liveliest town of Montenegro with a vibrant nightlife, especially in the summer months. Budva is one of the most magical cities along Montenegro’s coast, and beside its exciting nightlife, worth a look for its unique architecture and terrific beaches, such as Jaz, where every July takes place the Sea Dance Festival, with singers and artists from all over the world.
If you are looking for relaxing atmospheres and breathtaking views, Ohrid is the right place for you: this beautiful town is situated along one of Europe’s oldest and deepest lakes, Lake Ohrid. The city is one of the most popular summer destinations in the Balkans, but in spring and autumn preserves its charm and offers to visitors amazing places to visit, such as Sveti Kaneo church, without crowds and tourists.