Balkan,Europe Home of Extraordinary Culture
From the Arctic Ocean towards the north to the pleasingly warm sub-tropical Mediterranean Sea towards the south it comprises of a huge array of temperate climates together with various landscapes in its midst. Europe being linked to the Asian continent for ancient reasons, at the Ural mountains and the Caucasus Russia and Turkey, a boundary divides it, is considered nonetheless partially European in culture and is mostly on the Asian side of this boundary, geographically.
The Balkans – Peninsula/Cultural Location
Balkans is a rich with mostly wild history having amazing, charming wonderful nature multicultural towns appealing monasteries together with citadels marking the hillsides and the mountains generously strewn with lovely forests and lakes. Balkan is a province comprising of countries on the Balkan Peninsula towards the southeast of Europe with most of the former Yugoslavia.
The. Balkans or the Balkan Peninsula is said to be a peninsula as well as a cultural location in the Eastern and the south eastern Europe having several and uncertain borders. This region has derived its name from the Balkan Mountains which tends to stretch from the Serbia-Bulgaria border to the Black Sea. On three sides the Balkans is linked by water with the Black Sea towards the east and branches of the Mediterranean Sea towards the south and west, inclusive of the Adriatic, Ionian Aegean and the Marmara seas.
Balkan is one of the most famous tourist destinations since it covers a generous part of Europe and is also one of the oldest settlements in the continent. Balkan features various historic towns together with natural wonders from pristine beaches to mountains, ancient buildings to luxurious resorts where there is plenty to explore for the tourist with various choices and makes up for an amazing stay while on a trip to this beautiful destination
Some Places of Interest in Balkan
The Balkan Flexipass, Serbia, Montenegro – The Balkan Express is said to have several choices which benefits easy traveling in the Balkans. If one intends undertaking a trip from Belgrad which is a city filled with nightlife to bar, – a historic town on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro, can avail the facility of the train which passes through these picturesque sites. This is said to be one of the most amazing train routes in Europe. The service runs through Bosnia &n Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.
The Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
The Eastern Orthodox monastery founded in the 10th century is located in the remote Rila Mountains and is one of the most well-known sites drawing over one million tourists each year. It is a historically as well as a culturally significant site with beautiful architecture, amazing view of the mountainous landscape which opens from the monastery. The Rila complex is said to be about 117 km from Sofia and one could get there by bus from Blagoevgrad or the capital.
Vrelo Bune, Blagaj, Bosnia & Herzegovina
An exceptional natural and architectural communal is located on the Buna River. A monastery, the Blagaj Tekke that had been built in the 17th century is said to be the most well-known and popular feature. Moreover the site also tends to feature a beautiful nature, diversity of species together with amazing sights.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Build originally in 360, as a Greek Orthodox Church, it served as a mosque later on and presently is a museum which is the most well-known landmark in the city. Hagia Sophia is said to be historic culturally as well as architecturally. If visiting Istanbul, this site then should not be missed. Access is easy to the museum which is in the Old City and one could get there by train, bus, metro or also a boat.
Ohrid, the Republic of Macedonia
This town is slumped on the eponymous crystal clear emerald lake presenting various ancient churches and monasteries. Ohrid has been declared to be the Cultural as well as the Natural World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is said to be an appealing cultural and recreational site. The best time to visit this place is during summer when the weather seems great with several festivals taking place where the tourist can take the full benefit of an amazing stay here
Being one of the well-known destinations of interest in Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is said to be secured by UNESCO for its historic prominence and there is plenty which can be done here. From exploring beautiful architecture with cable car, visiting the exhilarating summer festivals to relaxing and sailing on the beaches, the tourist can have an awesome time exploring this beautiful destination.
The remarkable complex of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries is constructed on the tall sandstone pillars which tend to rise up in the mountainous landscape. The monasteries had been constructed by the monks in the 9th century who had inhabited that place. The weather here is said to be extreme where in summer it is very hot and in winter very cold. Spring and autumn is said to be the best time for a visit to this place. To get to this place one could go by car, bus or train from Volos to Kalampaka.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Julian Alps is said to be one of the favourite as well as famous tourist destination in the country. The lake is not only amazing but there is a church on the Bled Island which had been constructed in the 17th century. A Medieval Bled castle overlooks a excessive landscape from the side of the lake. Lake Bled is about 35 km from Ljubljana International Airport and 55 km from Ljubljana
Sveti Stefan, Budva, Montenegro
Sveti Stefan tends to have soft pink sandy beaches with crystal clear water with a combination of historic villages strewed on the coastline. Located on the beautiful Adriatic coast, the island is one big resort. It had been a famous site among the celebrities as well as Hollywood stars in the 1970s.