Balkan tours 2019 – Reading books or watching movies about Balkan countries and thinking you know much about them is completely different from actually visiting and experiencing them. Balkan tours 2019 open a door for an exciting, relaxing and adventurous journey through some of the most interesting places on the Balkans. Even if you have already been to that mystique part of the world. Believe us, you still have many things to discover and understand. Balkan tours 2019; you will be able to visit Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Romania. Countries, each one of which veiled in mysticism characteristic for the Balkan peninsula only. This is not a fixed tour. It is a tour tailor-made by you, designed by you only. At first sight, the Balkans look like any other place on the world. But getting to know it better, travelling around, will take you deeper and deeper in its breathing, full of life organism. An organism composed of many cells like culture, history, food, entertainment, people…
Most adventurous means of transportation
Let’s get on the most adventurous form of transportation – the magic carpet or the flying carpet and start off. I am sure you have used it many times to instantenuously go to a preferred destination. Balkan countries are one such destination. If we divide the Balkans according to their uniqueness and yet their sameness, a probable division would take Bulgaria to the group of breath-taking landscapes, Romania – the country of mysterious castles and the legends that go with them; Croatia – beautiful coastlines; Montenegro – again the coastlines which go with quality beaches and seasides that surround lovely old towns; Bosnia and Hercegovina with its nature and amazing waterfalls; Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina can be leaders for those who like the history of communism and socialism. Though still a relatively-unknown region and destination; the Balkans slowly start gaining popularity. The ones of you who decide to visit that place on Earth, will definitely witness an abundance of unique architecture, history (remember it’s a region of communist past), amazing nature, relaxing and beautiful beaches.. Come, come whoever you are, and enjoy this mysterious place – the Balkans.
Turkey in Balkan
Turkey, though not whole country is in the Balkan Peninsula, is part of the journey, Balkan tours 2019. It is the place where you feel at home. Warm people, interesting culture, delicious cuisine. And surely Istanbul. When you think of Turkey this cosmopolitan city is the first to come to mind. The city has over 2000 years of history and is the former capital of three successive empires, the Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Touring around Istanbul is like travelling back in time. In Istanbul you can see the remnants from these three empires. The past is well preserved. Still there is an obvious modern streak. With magnificent mosques, lively bazaars and rich history, Istanbul is a complete civilization. Greece – another country rich in history, good food, friendly people, interesting archaeological sites, vibrant nightlife, and relaxing beaches. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre. The culturally rich Greece with its long aquamarine coastline, ancient ruins and welcoming people is impatient to meet you.
Bulgaria feel home country
Bulgaria, the lovely feel-at-home country, unspoilt, with interesting culture, beautiful nature and friendly people. Also, an ex-communist country to fight and suffer the regime. The country offers a mystic blend of nature and history. Furthermore, there is a great range of adventures together with the different attractions. The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, is one of Europe’s leading cultural cities. It is improving day by day. Melnik, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s UNESCO heritage, the Rhodope Mountains. Albania, another ex-communist country with majestic beauty. This is a country that offers a great range of unique attractions and forgotten archaeological sites. However, it needed many years to take off as a challenging tourist destination (like most of the other Balkan countries in general)
Romania welcomes you
Romania welcomes you to a world of virgin mountains and valleys, mysterious castles, scenic roads, traditions well-kept to take us in Balkan tours 2019. There is a legend in Romania that on the banks of the Dambovita River, a shepherd named Bucur founded the city of Bucharest. The name of the city literally means “joy.” The shepherd’s flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place. Serbia, the magnificent country in the heart of the Balkans does, conceals precious treasures. Serbia is also a country which offers a big number of traditional music festivals and folk events. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, also known as the ‘Barcelona of the East’ for its lively nightlife. Translated, the name of Belgrade means ‘white city’. This city was built on 15 hills. This city won’t disappoint you.
Croatia – beautiful coastlines
Croatia means beautiful coastlines. Some of the names Croatia has are ‘Europe’s summer home’, ‘Ethnic battlefield’, ‘War-torn nation’. The English poet, Lord Byron, described the country as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’. These are like labels which are supposed to give tourists an idea about the country. Yes and no. The ones who follow their dream to breathe in the air on the Balkans, will find out that Croatia is a balanced mixture of all the labels. It is history, sea, beauty, nature, tolerance. ‘Those seeking paradise in the world should come to Dubrovnik’ – Bernard Shaw.
North Macedonia Balkan tours 2019
Balkan tours 2019 has not forgotten about North Macedonia. It is a small country located amidst Albania, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece. Still it is not a very well-known destination, North Macedonia is gaining popularity, slowly but surely. The country’s pride is Ohrid Lake. The town with the same name, is located on the shores of the lake. The region and the lake are UNESCO site. Ohridians say for their homeland ‘God’s paradise has fallen on Ohrid.’ North Macedonia, which attracts attention with its delicious flavours and the cuisine that contains all the tastes of Balkan geography; can be seen to have effects on both Mediterranean cuisine and Middle Eastern flavour. Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Balkan tours 2019, is a country that has just begun to get rid of the effects of communism. The effects of the war in the cities can still be seen, as the traces of the bullets on the walls have not been wiped off. The ‘Hope Tunnel’ made during the Civil War; the ‘Latin Bridge’ where the first traces of the First World War were found; the Civil War in 1992, Mostar Bridge; on UNESCO’s heritage list, has been a symbol of the faith of the Bosnian people since 1895.
Balkan tours 2019 – Natural beauty in abundance
Albania means natural beauty in abundance, unique attractions, forgotten archaeological sites and villages where time seems to have stood still… The wilderness of Albania is cheaper and less crowded than the more popular holiday countries. Montenegro has a natural charm with its magical beaches and panoramic views. Here, adventure tourism has developed a lot. Sports activities such as skiing, cycling, climbing, sailing, windsurfing and diving are well performed. Surely, you will be impressed with the countries in Balkan tours. Despite being an interesting and curious region and thus having a lot to offer, the Balkans remain an off-the-beaten-path destination. Still people underestimate them. Still considered as poor and dangerous place to get around. Get away from the tourist crowds to visit the Balkans and be lured by fantastic sights; tasty local delicacies, touching history, and local hospitality!