Balkan area is the peninsula in south east Europe. For Balkan countries are consider Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece,Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey. All this countries are pack on 1000 km area from Croatia on North to Turkey on south. On Balkan area you have all you need from amazing mountains for hiking and skiing to beautiful sea beaches. All this countries are connect with each other with good roads and with good public transport. Moving around will not cost you much. In this article i will write about what you can see and how you can move around Balkan. Lets start from North , with Croatia.
Croatia has access on the Adriatic sea , have a wonderful coastline and breath taking islands. Capital city Zagreb is lovely busy city with amazing restaurants, bars and clubs. Also you can enjoy in nice cultural events. Sjeme is a small mountain near the city where you can relax in a nice walk and enjoy the calm atmosphere. Zagreb is connect with with every major city in the region or world. Many airlines flying to and from Zagreb so you have a good chance to visit this city for not that much money. With train you also have connection with all major european cities and of course with rest of the cities in the region.
Many companies fly to or from Dubrovnik, Rieka, Pula, Split,Zadar.
Dubrovnik is a city with huge culture and history , trade center back in the time when was a Republic and because of the location still very important city in that region. Further north you have Split. Another city in Dalmatia that have a rich history and amazing architecture.Moving up on your way you can get to Zadar, nice city with lovely people and connection with some amazing islands in that area. Rieka and Pula are part of Istra great place with history and good connection to Italy.
Serbia is connected with Zagreb and Slavonia part of Croatia which is near the border.
Belgrade – Zagreb / Zagreb – Novi Sad / Zagreb – Niš / Dubrovnik – Belgrade / Osijek – Belgrade / Pula – Belgrade / Rijeka – Belgrade / Split – Belgrade / Zadar – Belgrade / Knin – Belgrade
Bus from Zagreb to Belgrade will cost you 32 euros, train is 22 euros. Rideshare is also and option to get to Belgrade.
Belgrade is a busy metropola that have amazing night life and of course lot of interesting things to see inside and outside of the city. Avala is a mountain in Serbia, overlooking Belgrade. It is situated in the south-eastern corner of the city and provides a great panoramic view of Belgrade, Vojvodina and Šumadija, as the surrounding area on all sides is mostly lowlands.On the other side of the country is one of the most beautiful mountains Zlatibor and Kopaonik. This two places are very famous in the region for the great ski terrains.
Bosnia is a mountainous country landlock on the west part of the Balkan peninsula. Country is rich with mountains , clear river and amazing canyons.Lately there is another thing to visit there – Pyramids in Visoko. Sarajevo the capital city was a host of winter games in 1984. Jahorina mountain which is next to the city is amazing place for skiing in winter and for hiking in summer. Bosnia is connect with train and buses to Croatia and Serbia. International airport in Sarajevo have some good flights with Turkey and some other countries.
Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.Montenegro have from nice beaches to wonderful mountains for hiking. Tara river is one of the most beautiful and cleanest river in the world, this is perfect for those who want to fishing. Montenegro is connect by air with Ryan air who fly to Podgorica for 30$ way . Also Tivat airport is connection with rest of the world. Ferries from Bari to Bar and many ships coming to or from Budva.
Albania, on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, is a small country with Adriatic and Ionian coastlines and an interior crossed by the Albanian Alps. The country has many castles and archaeological sites. Capital Tirana centers on sprawling Skanderbeg Square, site of the National History Museum, with exhibits spanning antiquity to post-communism, and frescoed Et’hem Bey Mosque.South part of the country that has access to Ionian Sea is one of the most beautiful parts of that country . Cities like Berat offer great scenery and history with his lovely castle and fortress