The Balkan Peninsula is a a perfect holiday destination for those who are looking for a fantastic experience full of beautiful places and several fun activities to make your trip memorable and worth your time. Some of the unspoiled historical places and instaworthy destinations of the Balkans is all you need to head out after this never ending quarantine.
Here are the top 5 cities of the Balkans that should be on your list:
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital, which is surrounded by some of the most exquisite sights in the world. The city is lively with roadside restaurants and beautiful historic architecture. Don’t forget to take a stroll over the famous triple bridge, admire the pink church and then move to the Ljubljana castle. You can also head to the Lake Bled, which is only 40 mins from the capital. A complete day at the lake is still not enough to let that beautiful view sink in. Best period to tour Ljubljana is around Christmas due to its decorations and markets.
Belgrade is one of the most famous cities in the country when it comes to turbulent history and remarkable events. The junction of two great rivers of Sava and Danube creates a picture-perfect view and several picturesque architectural pieces and natural beauty. Some of the must-visit places in Belgrade are the Belgrade fortress, the beautiful cobblestoned Skadarlija, the church of St Sava, the Ada Ciganlija beach, and the Knez Mihailova street. A must stop while touring the Balkans!
The capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo, is a diverse cultural region where Muslims, Jews and Christians coexist peacefully. It is home to some of the most ancient buildings with beautiful ottoman and gothic architecture. You can take a quick Sarajevo walking tour to enjoy the sight of the Latin bridge, the city hall, city hall, the old town, Sebilj fountain or join a Balkan tour going to Sarajevo.
The Bulgarian capital has a lot to offer because of its rich history and complicated past. The modern city of Sofia is full of Roman history and architecture that will leave you amazed for a while. The first and most beautiful things to visit in the city are Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, followed by the ruins of St George Rotunda that date back to the year 300. Vitosha Boulevard offers a great option to have a peaceful experience: buy fresh groceries and enjoy the pleasant weather on the cafes along the pedestrian streets. If you are a fan of historic buildings, visit St Sofia Church and Boyana church. You can also hike to the 2200 meter Vitosha Mountain. Explore it on a Balkan tour.
Athens, Greece’s capital, is a universe in itself, offering a rich blend of history and modernism all in one place. Architecture and the museums depict Greek history and iconic places. Some of the must-visit places in Athens are Acropolis, paratenon, the Acropolis museum, the ruins of Erectheion, the temple of Hephaestus and the temple of Athena Nike. https://slovenia4seasons.com/tours/balkan-tour-12days-11nights/
The Balkan Cities have a different and attractive vibe, which makes them worth visiting as we all plant to refresh ourselves from the self-isolation imposed by the pandemic. Check our Balkan tours.