The Best Things to Do in The Balkans

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Popular things to do in The Balkans

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World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens Athens
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia Istanbul
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Acropolis Museum Athens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Dubrovnik City Walls Dubrovnik
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
From relics of antiquity and the Middle Ages to World Heritage-listed national parks and pristine beaches, the Balkan countries boast a variety of attractions suitable for any travel itinerary. As the meeting point of Western and Eastern cultures, the region is home to some iconic monuments of both worlds, including Acropolis of Athens and Istanbul's Hagia Sophia. From walking over the ancient walls of Dubrovnik to partying on sandy Faliraki Beach, things to do in the Balkans can include some out-of-the-ordinary experiences, such as listening to Zadar's Sea Organ, an unusual musical instrument played by gentle waves.

Historic Sites in The Balkans

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Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque Istanbul
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Meteora Kastraki
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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World heritage site
Palazzo di Diocleziano Split
4.4
Duration: 6 hours
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Ruin
Akrotiri Akrotiri
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in The Balkans

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Neighborhood
Plaka Athens
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Basilica Cistern Istanbul
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Architectural Building
Dolmabahce Palace Istanbul
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
The Palace of Knossos Knosos
3.1
Duration: 3 hours

Nature in The Balkans

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World heritage site
Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes National Park
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools Pamukkale
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Lokrum Island Dubrovnik
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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National Park
Triglav National Park Bled
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in The Balkans

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World heritage site
Hierapolis Pamukkale
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lookout
Spanjola Hvar
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
World heritage site
Delphi Delphi
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park Goreme
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in The Balkans

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Ljubljana
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips Vasilikos
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia Katelios
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis Svoronata
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Food Tour
Roundabout Travel Ljubljana
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Shopping Tour
Robios Tours Istanbul
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Hang-Loose-Diving Punat
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Olive Wood Kos Town
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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