Visit the Balkans Now
BEFORE IT TURNS INTO A TOURIST TRAP
At the beginning of the year, Vogue, Condé Nast, Travelzoo, and a wealth of others declared Eastern Europe the destination of 2017. If you are a follower of trends, then now is the time to visit the Balkans, because this is the most beautiful and underrated part of Eastern Europe. But if trends are not dictating your travels, now is still a very good time to visit the Balkans, because much of this territory is still untamed, authentic, and rich in traditions and culture. And you have plenty to choose from.
The countries that make the Balkan Peninsula are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia. The European side of Turkey, with the capital Istanbul, is located on the Balkan Peninsula too.