The region of Balkan has always attracted visitors from all over the world. Year after year tourism has been blooming and today there are so many places in this part of Europe, wanted all year long.
But one of the oldest and crucial questions, when it comes about tourism and choosing your next destination, is where will you spend your summer vacation.
In addition, to introduce you better with Balkans, we represent you some of its finest summer destinations.
Greece – Rhodos
One of the most visited destination, not only in Europe but in the world is certainly Greece and its marvelous island Rhodes.
Settled between the Republic of Grece and Island Kipar, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and is also the island group’s historical capital.
With approximate 300 of sunny days a year and middle climate, Rhodes is a perfect summer destination for millions of tourist.
During the summer that lasts from April until the October temperatures do not cross 27 degrees, and that is exactly one of the reasons for its enormous attendance. The pleasant temperature of the water is less the same in June and September so it is ideal for swimming or sunbathing on its beautiful beaches. Here you can find literally something for everybody’s taste. Whether you like small or big beaches, sandy or rocky, Rhodos has it all.
And it has a very lively nightlife. More than 100 disco clubs are situated on this island. For those who prefer a more intimate atmosphere, numerous tavernas, cafes restaurants provide great service and guaranteed fun.
Rhodes is also known as one big museum, filled with ancient remains and monuments such as Colossus of Rhodes, Acropolis of Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and many others.
Croatia – Split
Among the sunniest coast at Balkans is definitely charming Split. Its story begins 17 centuries the ago when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build a palace on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona in which he would spend the last years of his life in peace. In these 1700 years old palace is slowly grown and became a city, which today lures rich tradition, great history, the beauty of the natural and cultural heritage.
The split is the main cultural focus of Dalmatia and a historical and archeological place of big importance, and like that it is a part of UNESCO World Heritage.
It is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia, laying on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and spreading over a central peninsula and its surroundings. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city are linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula.
Summer temperatures often rise high above 35 degrees, but thanks to the Meditteranean climate the heat is pleasant and you can always cool down in the beautiful sea. Unlike most of the coast in Croatia, Riviera Split has a big number of sandy beaches.
If you are not a person who can just relax in the gorgeous shore and drink tasty cocktails, there are many activities you can do in water or on the sand.
Above the town is a town park Marjan spread at 168 hectares. This nature luxurious site is favorite for both citizens and tourist. The blowing mind picturesque gives and an incredible view on Split and it’s neighbor’s Islands: Brač, Hvar, Paklenjake, Šoltu, Korčul which are Split connected with Split in water and in a land way.
Albania – Saranda
In southern Albania, between the mountains and the Ionian Sea, across the northeastern part of the island of Corfu, 26 km from the Greek border is the city of Saranda. Formed in a shape of a horseshoe it is a combination of modern buildings, old taverns, and taverns, built of stone in a beautiful traditional style, with roofs made of stone slabs.
The region of Saranda is characterized by a low relief, made up of mountains that descend towards the shore of the Ionian Sea.
Saranda has over 300 sunny days a year. Pleasant Mediterranean climate except warm summers gives the opportunity for growing citrus, grapes, plums and other delicious fruits and veggies such as onions, tomato blue eggplant, paprika, which are served in the restaurants on the coast, as well as a variety of freshly harvested mussels and fish.
When you walk along and your feet enjoys in white sand, a breathtaking color of the sea will instantly lurch you to dive in the same. Coast is full filed with charming hotels and many of the beaches a part of them. On your disposal is also a long public beach, at which there is no lack of restaurants, souvenir shops, and coffee shops.
The most beautiful beaches of the Albanian Riviera, which are characterized by gentle white stones are at the place called Camil and will adore all beach lovers.
As it provides something for everybody, you should not miss to explore bays and also a numerous plantation of lemon and olives.
Some of the main remains are in Butrintos, an archaeological site belonging to UNESCO heritage and Monastery of Mesopotamia, dedicated to the Holy Nicholas of the 11th century which is settled in the hill of Saranda where rises a magnificent a panorama to the whole city,
Combination of innumerable bays, beaches, rocky seashore, crystal clear warm sea, rich history, and cultural heritage makes Saranda a favorite destination for summer. holiday in which enjoys young and older, people who come alone or with families.
Imagine 2346 sunny days per year, Mediterranean climate, Adriatic sea combined with neat coast. On top of all that add extraordinary nature and you have a perfect holiday destination in Slovenia. Portorož is a Slovenian Adriatic seaside resort and spa town located in the Municipality of Piran in southwestern Slovenia.
Climate makes great conditions for spa centers and for those visitors who came here for healing and health improvement. Those who enjoy a relaxing day of pampering can also take advantage of the thermal spas, which use ingredients from the nearby saltpans for their natural healing properties.
The beaches are mostly a combination of sand and concrete and except enjoying in the beach and seas tourist also relaxes In cafes local, restaurants.
Peaceful sea town is not a place people are coming for parting, In Portoroz are only a few nightclubs, but that fun in the evening is not missing proves clubs of Salsa and Cuban dance.
Slovenian cuisine in this part of a state is under the direct influence of the Italian kitchen and here is where you could try delicious Mediterranean dishes. Portorož also has a Convention Center with a capacity of 1500 people for organizing various business and other events. For tourists, trips to Waterworld Aquapark in Piran are organized, as well as trips to Venice and Rovinj. For lovers of active holidays, hiking, mountain biking, walking along marked paths and others.
Montenegro – Ada Bojana
On the southernmost tip of Montenegro, with only the Bojana river separating it from Pulaj and Velipojë in the Albanian territory island Ada Bojana is lying.
It is created by a river delta of the Bojana River, and the legend says it was formed by gathering river sand around a ship sunk at the mouth of Bojana river, but it is more likely to be a delta in a formation. Ada is in the form of a triangle and two sides of the island is splashed by the river Bojana, and the third “shamrock” sea. The Ada coasts are not final but are being implemented from year to year.
Unique, unlike no other island in this part of the sea Ada Bojana, is spreading her shores on its land on 600ha land.
Ada Bojana is a place where you may isolate enjoy in the only company of sea and sands or enjoy in parties and friendly gatherings. It is jeweled with most beautiful flora and filled with rich fauna, but what her main advantage and a tourist attraction is a 3800m long beach.
Shallow sea entrance provides numerous facilities for fun and activities, and besides swimming and sunbathing, there are plenty of options you could choose.
Available sports at the place are tennis, kitesurf, windsurf, wallyball, horse riding.
Soft Mediterranean climate with more than 217 annual sunny days and bathing season from April to November attracts millions of tourists in this paradise island.
Sugar small sand is made out of silicon rocks, corals, and shells and combined with salt water and sea air presents a perfect treatment for health improvement.
Ada Bojana is suitable for camping but there are also other accommodation facilities, so you may choose according to your needs.
Bulgaria – Sunny Beach
Hidden from highway and town noise Sunny Beach is situated. It is the major seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality, Burgas Province.
The pleasant climate offers conditions for vacation at the seaside from May until October, and in this period 10 km long coast of the sunny beach is a center of happening. Warm sand, shallow sea, delicious food, and various cafes and restaurants provide joy and service for both younger and elders.
The coast is even more interesting because of the 16 different and rare grace species that grow in here.
Attractions for tourists include beach and water sport such as golf, yachting, surfing, swimming, diving, beach sand, scooter driving.. ..and the nearby historic site of Nessebar.
Numerous excursions are organized each day and there is plenty of choice among them.
The Decade of Symphonic Music, part of the International Folklore Festival, fashion shows, and various beach competitions are held in Sunny Beach. The Golden Orpheus song contest was held here until 1999.
Knowledge and memories are something no one can take away from you. And the best way to make some is to travel.
So, we hope that you have enjoyed reading these lines and believe that we have helped you to un doubt choose your summer destination.