Good Reasons to Visit the Balkans

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Athens, GreeceAthensGreeceI don't care what your feelings on Athens are -- if you're travelling through Greece, you owe it to the WORLD to explore the birthplace of...Dubrovnik, CroatiaDubrovnikCroatiaI have to admit, the fortress town of Dubrovnik, Croatia did not please me as much as the Kotor Old Town fortress. For one, the hordes of tourists...Marjan, Split, CroatiaMarjanSplit, CroatiaI LOVED Split, Croatia. By chance, I ended up with some amazing FlipKey hosts who offered to take my friends and I to Marjan, an incredible little...Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevoBosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo is one of the most interesting, beautiful cities I have ever visited. It's hard to believe that an insane siege took place here in my...Vražje jezero, Žabljak, MontenegroVražje jezeroŽabljak, MontenegroThis lake located on Durmitor Mountain is known as as "Devil's Lake." The name comes from local folklore, but the lake itself is actually harmless....Fira, GreeceFiraGreeceMany people are unaware that Greece is part of the Balkans! Although the Balkans are very distinctly GREEK, and although it shares no language...Sarandë, AlbaniaSarandëAlbaniaYes indeedy, Albania has pretty beaches. Sarande was one of my favourite stops: a quiet seaside town that's surprisingly cosmopolitan. And it is...Lukomir, Bosnia and HerzegovinaLukomirBosnia and HerzegovinaA mountain jaunt to the village of Lukomir, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The roofs here are made from tin barrels, flattened. The local farmers and...Sveti Stefan, MontenegroSveti StefanMontenegroSveti Stefan is a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro. It's close to Budva, one of the country's main towns. As far as I know, it's private...Entrance of Old Town Kotor, Kotor, MontenegroEntrance of Old Town KotorKotor, MontenegroKotor, Montenegro was one of those completely unexpected surprises. I came here expecting to stay a few days, and ended up staying a week. The Old...Berat, AlbaniaBeratAlbaniaBerat was one of my favourite cities in Albania. Being a university town, it has an upbeat, lively spirit that's a little less chaotic than the...Vodopad Kravice, Studenci, Bosnia and HerzegovinaVodopad KraviceStudenci, Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Kravice Falls are located 10 kilometres south of Ljubuški, but for some reason they're difficult to locate on a map. These waterfalls are some...Blagaj Tekke, Blagaj, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBlagaj TekkeBlagaj, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBlagaj Tekke monastery in Bosnia & Herzegovina was built in 1520. This Dervish House sits on the Buna River, next to a spring with mysterious...
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            Interested in exploring the Balkans
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            If you need tips, let me know!
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            Thanks Candice. Which month were you in Croatia ? Heard it can get really busy..plan to visit in April..is it a good time?
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            I was there for most of June and found it wasn't too crowded, mostly just in Dubrovnik! I think that place is always crowded, haha. April is great, not too busy, but it definitely won't be super warm. Maybe around 20 degrees Celsius.
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