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The Balkans, located in Eastern Europe, were for a long time relegated to a lesser rank in the list of prestigious tourist destinations. Fortunately, this concept is changing and the region is becoming a hub for more authentic, less massified travel experiences: some say it is because of the riveting sceneries portraited in the Game of Thrones series, that are actually in Croatia; others claim that the local cuisine, culture, nature, historic urban centres and the affordable experiences all blend harmoniously to create a memorable trip. All in all, a journey to the Balkans and its cauldron of cultures and religions is not just an opportunity to learn about Europe’s history and ethnic composition, but also an occasion to celebrate all the resilience, perseverance and struggle of its people and societies – for a very good price!!

Country by country, EWT selected the best and most recommended experiences in the Balkans. If you school is pondering where to go next, this list will be very useful to create an unforgettable learning experience in Europe!




Situated in the left top corner of the Balkans, bordering Italy and Austria, Slovenia can boast the fact that its capital city Ljubliana is certainly one of the most charming in the continent. Crossed by the river Ljubjanica and by the stunning bridges that link its banks, the city is still relatively free of tourist masses. The best attractions are the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), Ljubliana Castle and the National Museum of Art.

Yet, the best of Slovenia is hidden in a small town called Bled. A short drive from the capital will take you to this 9000 inhabitants’ gem gently nested on the shores of the homonym glacial lake, where you will discover a fairy tale place, a castle dating from the 11th century and a tiny island with a church in the middle of the lake. You will not believe your eyes!

In addition, worth visiting are Piran and its Venetian-style historic centre; the magnificent caves of Postojna and Skocjan; and the impossible Predjama Castle, which stands one step from the abyss.




One of the most interesting destinations in Europe, Croatia is getting more popular every year among travellers looking for its pristine beaches and Adriatic islands. Its capital city Zagreb is famous for the neoclassical architecture, the medieval upper town Gornji Grad and the modern downtown Donji Grad with its myriad museums and galleries. A mere 130 km / 80 miles from the capital distances the traveller from Plitvice National Park, its sumptuous lakes and waterfalls with mesmerizing hues of blue, green and grey.

Yet, the best of Croatia lays on its coast! Among the 1,000+ islands that permeate the Croatian Adriatic shore, Krk and Pag islands are some of the top destinations in that country; Split and its historical centre (don’t miss the Diocletian Palace), urban energy and coast city vibe are the starting point to Hvar and Korcula island; last but not least, the pearl of Adriatic – Dubrovnik – has it all: great beaches, a remarkable city center pinpointed by marble streets, baroque buildings, old churches, all surrounded by a well-preserved ancient wall.




A big name for a great country - start your visit in Sarajevo, the Capital, famous by ethnic plurality and coexistence of different cultural heritages and religious streams. Sarajevo is today home of 260,000 inhabitants. Several museums and attractions punctuate the town that was severely hit during the war. The Sarajevo Tunnel museum is dedicated to the efforts to supply the city during the infamous siege between 1992-1996 that marked the collective memory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Canadian members of UN Peace forces played a decisive role in defending and protecting civilians during the war.

Mostar, one of the most recognizable postcards of the country, is a unique destination: its iconic bridge, originally from the 16th century, was reconstructed after heavy shelling during the war and its beauty makes it a mandatory stop for social media posting pictures. Not far from there, in a reserve along the Trebizat river, you can find the imponent Kravice waterfalls.

Bihać is your next stop: near the Croatian border, this urban centre has been attracting visitors looking for affordable hiking and rafting experiences in the Una National Park and its beautiful Štrbački Buk and Martin Brod waterfalls.




Serbians are very polite, welcoming people. Serbia’s capital city, Beograd, has an incomparable cultural life, eclectic architecture and lots of attractions: the medieval Kalemegdan fort and Ada bridge are just the opening acts of this riveting country.

Novi Sad, Voivodina autonomous province capital, is merely 75km/47 miles from Beograd. Its historic centre is charming, even after the heavy bombings during the Kosovo war (1998-99) destroyed all of its bridges. Don’t miss the Petrovaradin fortress, built on the 18th century.

Looking for adventures in the wild? The Djerdap national park is your destination – get to the canyon of the Danube river that crosses the country, where you will find the amazing Golubac fortress, built on these rocks in medieval times.



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