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Why take a Balkans Holiday?
For those who have never visited the Balkans, the allure and the passion that those who have travelled there speak about the region is difficult to understand. ‘Oh, we are going to the Balkans on our holidays’ is not a phrase that you hear very often and if you do, the common question that follows is ‘Why?’
To those that have been to the Balkans, the answer will be long and complicated. It may be the wild flower meadows and water colour perfect scenery in rural Romania or it could the cafe culture and summer parties in Croatia that sparks a dream like remembrance. In all probability, it is a combination of these and many more experiences that the Balkans offers.
Vast swathes of some of Europe’s wildest regions provide perfect hiking and off road biking for the more adventurous. Sailing along the Dalmatian coast, where dramatic limestone cliffs rise from the deep and small islands are scattered just offshore. In winter, why not try skiing in Bulgaria? It may not be widely known in the UK, but Bulgaria is developing into one of the leading European destinations for winter mountain activities.
Then there is the enigma that is Kosovo. There are very few, even amongst the converted, who have had the chance to explore Kosovo. Those that do will discover a microcosm of the Balkans. From possibly the friendliest people in Europe (or most definitely the chattiest!) with a hearty appetite and a thirst for good times to the wild untamed mountains just waiting to be explored, Kosovo packs a huge amount in. Wonderful monasteries, home grown wine and a recent history as eventful as any in the world.
The Balkans really does have it all. For the adventurous traveller looking for somewhere new to discover then your time here will certainly be well spent.