If you’re looking for an incredible nature-focused roadtrip through the Balkans, here are seven places you can’t miss:
1: Mount Jason Observatory, North Macedonia
With stunning view of Kozjak Lake and a few easy hiking trails, this viewpoint is one of the best in North Macedonia.
2: Hotel Sharri, Kosovo
Stay at this hotel for its location, price, and gorgeous pool with tall glass walls overlooking the mountains.
3: Kotor’s City Walls, Montenegro
An early morning walk up these steps is well worth the views.
4. Trnovačko Lake, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Montenegro
A heart shaped lake…need I say more?
5. Uvac River Meanders, Serbia
Though somewhat difficult to find, the Uvac River Meanders is one of the most interesting natural landscapes I’ve ever seen. A blog post on how to visit this spectacular location is here.
6. Drina River House, Serbia
Famous after its appearance in National Geographic, this solitary house in the middle of the Drina River was built by a group of swimmers in 1968 and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times since.
7. Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
The trail is located in Rila National Park. Take a lift or Jeep for 20 lev to get to the trailhead. It’s still pretty snowy in early summer, so I recommend going in mid to late summer.