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UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Balkan States

The Balkan States
Albania, one of Europe's best-kept secrets: Ottoman villages, pristine beaches and hikes, incredible food and hospitable locals. It's the land of untouched natural beauty along with an amazing wealth of history.
Bulgaria is a gem of Eastern Europe. It is off-the-beaten-path that many travelers skip over, and that is a big mistake. Here you'll find few crowds and plenty of affordable activities, incredible history, mountainous landscapes, Black Sea beaches, and wild nightlife.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia & Herzegovina boasts a rich history, culture and natural beauty. Three major religions (Islam, Roman Catholic, and Serbian Orthodox) all come together in this small area to form a vibrant blend of cultures.
Croatia is home to beautiful coastlines, stunning lakes, and forests, a fascinating history, excellent wine, and delicious sea-to-table cuisine.
From the peaks of the Julian Alps to the Mediterranean coast; the quaint old town streets of Ljubljana to the emerald waters of the Soca; and let’s not forget the alpine lakes of Bled, Bohinj and Jasna - Slovenia packs a huge punch.
Macedonia - known also as FYROM, or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - is snugly tucked in between Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece. It is a fascinating country. Given it's geographic location, it offers a wonderful blend of Western and Eastern European cultures.
Montenegro is a tiny Balkan country home to rugged mountains, medieval towns, and miles of picturesque beaches. As the Balkans become one of the most up-an-coming tourist regions in Europe, Montenegro has soared in popularity, especially since it is relatively safe, small, and inexpensive to visit.
Romania has fantastic cities and a beautiful countryside. Around each corner is another stunning building or interesting story. From Brasov castles to the villages around Sibiu, Romonia is a country you can't miss when traveling in Easter Europe.
Serbia might still raise a contentious debate. Much of it remains misunderstood to potential travelers in the wake of relative peace. Serbia today is shouting about is stunningly beautiful country flanked by mountainous plains mixed with historically preserved towns and cities.
When most people think of Hungary, they think of Budapest. The city has become a favorite for romantic getaways, history buffs, weekend vacations, and nightlife. However, more and more travelers are discovering that Hugary is home to so many hidden gems in the surrounding Hungarian countryside. Enjoy their rich culture, fabulous scenery, and amazing history.
Visiting Turkey is one of the easiest and most fascinating ways to explore the Islamic culture. Between the incredible food, the richness of history in Istanbul, the hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia, and the breathtaking mosques, Tukey is a place that has all of the travel amenities you could ask for.
Greece: where historic ruins, volcanoes, and friendly locals meet with blue Mediterranean Sea. With delicious food, great restaurants, white sand beaches, and sunsets that can make your jaw drop, Greece is a destination rivaled by few others.
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The beautiful tiny country of Croatia, located in the Southeast Mediterranean, is home to 10 UNESCO sites, with some of the well-known sites being the charming Old Towns of Split and Dubrovnik. The world heritage sites here demonstrate either outstanding cultural value or are natural wonders.

Western civilization was born in Greece over 4,000 years ago. It therefore comes as no surprise that this ancient land is home to 18 amazingly unique UNESCO Sites to visit. From Bronze Age citadels and the sacred Acropolis of Athens, to Byzantine monasteries and Venetian fortresses, Greece's ongoing efforts to protect and curate its sites is a testament to the tireless work of archaeologists.

Turkey's UNESCO Sites are a fantastic combination of cultural and natural beauty highlighting the best of the country's history. Visiting these sites is a perfect introduction to the country's diverse history.

The landlocked country of Hungary is one of the many underrate gems of Europe. It boasts beautiful landscapes, rich history, hearty food, historic city centers and friendly people. There are 7 UNESCO Sites of which are cultural sites and one that is a natural site.
Experiences and Adventures
The Adriatic Sea
The cities and countries that are situated on the Adriatic Sea are some of the most beautiful and awe-inducing vacation destinations in Europe. The Adriatic Coast stretches on for 2,300 miles, up the eastern coast of Italy to Slovenia, and then on from Slovenia to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia again, Montenegro, and finally Albania. Come to the Adriatic and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.
Cuisines of Europe
European Cuisine is filled with variety throughout the European countries with classics like Pizza in Italy, Croissants in France, Wiener Schnitzel in Germany, Bangers and Mash in Great Britain, and so much more. There are rich stews and dumplings in the Balkans, succulent seafood along the Mediterranean, savory cheeses throughout the continent, and iconic traditional dishes found in each country. These cuisines are not only delectable but they tell the story of the history, people, and traditions of each country.
Idyllic Islands of Europe
Europe is home to hundreds of breathtaking islands scattered within and around the continent that range from long-established celebrity hotspots to lesser-known hidden gems. While your first thought is probably resorts and beaches, don’t forget the many islands that boast rugged cliffs, hiking, adventure sports, and even skiing. With such diversity, history, and culture, you'll always find somewhere intriguing to explore in the Idyllic Islands of Europe.
Wine Regions of Europe
Europe has some of the best vineyards in the world! Visiting the wine regions of Europe is a dream for every wine connoisseur. There are 21 wine-producing countries, with 14 of them having significant levels of production. It’s at these vineyards that you can not only sip on exceptional wines but can also learn how it is produced and immerse yourself in the local culture. From stunningly exquisite vineyards, warm and sunny weather, enchanting hillsides, beautiful rolling hills, and amazing food, Europe will leave you dazzled by this wine-fueled wanderlust.

The Balkans is a region of immense historical, cultural, and natural value. There are various natural attractions unique in the region, fabulous historic cities, ancient burial sites, and amazing architecture. Dozens of them are protected as Balkans UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In each and every Balkan country these world heritage sites are not just historically beautiful but also breathtaking. Click here to learn more about The Balkan's noteworthy UNESCO Sites!

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