Why visit Balkans?

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The Balkans region is a jewel in Europe that is less visited, but is now coming into its own as the “New” Europe… A place that has towering mountains brushing shoulders with the sea and lovely beaches… Great wines, fabulous cuisine, rich history and culture… Man-made wonders like the Sea organ that gets the sea waves to make natural music… Natural wonders like the huge Postojna Cave which has its own railway track and post office… And to add to the beauty, many, many, Game of Thrones shooting locations.

This is a region to explore nature and experience culture… with lots and lots of tempting food and drink. We cover the countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina as of now. Whether it is the Plitvice National park or the sea beaches of Hvar or the Istrian countryside or the sunsets at Zadar or the languid way of life in Bled or the war history in Sarajevo or the sight of the Bosnian Pyramids or the human-like Olm fish in Postojna – they are all must-see sights for the ardent traveler. As is the food and drink – truffles, monkfish, breads and biscuits; beer, wine and brandy…

Coming? It’ll be fun… Come with your family or friends… And its fine if you are single too…

Balkan Experiences

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Best places to visit in Balkans?

The famously beautiful bluish-green Lake Bled set in the Julian Alps with the quaint town of Bled as a backdrop

Ljubljana, the largest city in Slovenia, with its university population, green spaces like Tivoli park, the winding Ljubljanica river, outdoor cafes and museums.


Postojna town in Slovenia with the famous Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture, outdoor cafes, shops, museums, and parks

Varazdin, a city on the Drava River, known for its baroque and rococo architecture, including the 17th-century Sermage Palace.

Zadar, a city on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast that boasts of many Roman and Venetian ruins like the St. Mary’s Convent, the grand St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and the pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus.

Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is famous for its beaches and the 4th century Roman Diocletian’s Palace

Klis Fortress and the small village of Klis with its vineyards and olive groves and mind-blowing views of the town of Split and the Adriatic Sea. This lies in the mountain pass between Mosor and Kozjak.

Trogir, on the central Adriatic coast of Croatia, known for its buildings & architecture, is on a small island that is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges.

Dubrovnik, fronting the Adriatic Sea, it is famous for its distinctive 16th century Old Town, with its well-preserved buildings, palace, church, and museum. Shopping, restaurants and now the connection with the Game of Thrones make this a bustling tourist paradise.

Montenegro boasts of mountains, beaches and medieval villages in one small country. The fjord-like Bay of Kotor with its coastal churches and fortified towns like Kotor and Herceg Novi is a big attraction. As also the Durmitor National Park with limestone peaks, lakes and the Tara river canyon

The beautiful towns of Mostar and Sarajevo marked by natural beauty, history, and culture.


Must have experiences in Balkans

  • Postojna Cave and sighting the Olm fish
  • Predjama Castle
  • Exploring the food and drink in Zagreb
  • Exploring the northern parts – Varazdin and wine country
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Sunsets and the Sea organ in Zadar
  • Trying the truffles, Marachino and Monkfish in Zadar
  • Beaches in Split, Boating from/in Hvar
  • The nightlife in Dubrovnik
  • Game of Thrones tours in Dubrovnik
  • Medieval history and legends in Mostar
  • Exploring the small country of Montenegro
  • Go souvenir shopping at the Night market
  • Exploring the war history and culture in Sarajevo

Things to note

The peak travel months here are July-August. To avoid the crowds, the shoulder months of May-June and September-October are also great.
We have created these experience capsules after travelling and experiencing this country ourselves. We can, of course, customize these to your requirement or interest areas – a holiday tailored exactly to your needs

Come Beyonder to the Balkans and immerse yourself in Europe as it was once – a languid pace, lovely architecture, culture, history and great food/ drink indulge yourself with wild fun or languid idleness amidst nature, cuisine, history, culture and water sports…

Contact us to create a customized Balkans itinerary for your self

What our Balkans Travellers Say

SangeethaBeyonder Traveller - Balkans

Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro were honestly not on my to-do list of countries to vacation in till Beyonder put this idea into my head! As stupid as it seems, four countries in one shot is what attracted me to this tour!


However, after having finished this trail in April 2019, I have to say that put this on your to-do list, the bounty of nature in Plitvice, the majestic waterfalls, the bullet ridden city of Sarajevo where the echoes of the war still linger on,  the experience of walking through a small war tunnel or bomb shelter – it was a trip worth taking! If I had to rate one thing that was better that the local Rakija drink then it would be the excellent Beyonder tour guides who were such wonderful story tellers and travel companions that it was an action packed 15 days, where unknown nooks and corners of the places were explored! A truly memorable 15 days sojourn that’s not too damaging to the pocket – once again thanks to Beyonder!


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