The Best of the Balkans
17 Apr 2013

Bulgaria is a land of many treasures and pleasures. Situated on the south-eastern part of the Balkan peninsula, this breathtaking country is a natural gem, characterised by soaring mountain scenery, long sun-drenched beaches and a warm, colourful culture with hospitality that has remained unchanged for centuries.

Along with the deep, dense forests and breathtaking mountain ranges that dominate its interior, Bulgaria offers contract after contrast, from rich cultural traditions to the purpose-built resorts that line its scenic Black Sea coast, where broad, Blue Flag sandy beaches meet inviting blue waters along almost 400kms of shoreline. Whatever holiday to Bulgaria you are seeking, whether it be relaxing on the beach, throwing yourself into an action-packed break or cooling off exploring the traditional Bulgaria of sleepy mountain villages and forested mountains – this magical destination has it all.

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Washed by the sapphire waters of the Adriatic Sea from Istria in the north down through Central Dalmatia to the Dubrovnik Riviera in its south, Croatia has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. With its colourful harbours, secluded coves and exquisite cities like Dubrovnik and Porec all sprinkled with an irresistible Italian, Greek and central European flavour, this unique country offers holidaymakers an ever changing mix of pleasures and memories.

Croatia's vibrant and modern capital city of Zagreb boasts a beautiful medieval old city and many parks and lakes, with its unrivalled night life the city of Zagreb is becoming a popular destination in Europe for young party goers. To the south of Zagreb between the capital city and Zadar lies the stunning Plitvic National Park which is a must see for any nature lover wanting to visit Croatia.

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This unique country offers an ever changing mix of pleasures and memories.


This stunning country, known as the "Green Heart of Europe", is tucked into a mountainous corner between Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea. As Slovenia's one and only beach resort, the beautiful resort of Portoroz offers a mild climate, fashionable hotels and modern tourist attractions. Visitors to the resort can choose from a wide range of health and leisure activities, including two casinos, a marina and a gorgeous sandy beach, whilst the flourishing parks and rose beds ensure that town lives up to its name as the "Port of Roses".

Without doubt however, the main attraction to Slovenia is its stunning Lakes & Mountains, the resorts of Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj give visitors the chance to experience the magical charm of some of Europe's most beautiful settings. The amazing natural diversity of the landscape together with the warmth and hospitality of the local people create the perfect setting for an invigorating and memorable holiday.

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Experience the magical charm of some of Europe's most beautiful settings.


Located in the southern part of the Balkan region, this magical tiny republic borders the Adriatic before melting into an astounding landscape of black pine forests, towering mountains and glacial lakes. In the small tourist area of Sveti Stefan lies the villages of Przno and Milocer tucked into the small peninsula of Sveti Stefan, which rises dramatically just a few yards off a beautiful curved beach. It is frequently visited by the rich and famous and is considered by many as the most attractive spot on the Adriatic coast. The nearby resort of Petrovac is located on a long, sheltered bay enveloped by hillsides of fragrant flowers, shrubbery and woodland. With two stunning, small pebble and sand beaches, a colourful array of shops, restaurants and cafés the resort of Petrovac is perfect for guests of any age.

At the heart of tourism in Montenegro is the impressive resort of Budva, an ancient town with fortified walls and considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkan Peninsula, offering visitors a fascinating maze of cobbled streets and small squares, bursting with colourful markets, open-air concerts halls and a wide variety of local shows. The nearby resort of Becici is ideal for the sea lovers because of its range of water-sports facilities and is home to one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mediterranean.

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Budva, considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkan Peninsula.


Travelling in Romania is both rewarding and challenging. The mountain scenery, culture and people present a way of life that takes you back in time and gives you a taste of Romanian history. Transylvania is home to some of Europe's best preserved medieval towns, stunning castles such as Bran, located near Brasov, a Gothic fairytale structure often associated with 15th century Walachian Prince Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Romania's beautiful mountain resort of Poiana Brasov is a modern purpose-built resort offering a great opportunity for holidaymakers to explore the stunning mountains and medieval towns. The main city of Brasov with its old architecture, museums and places of entertainment are just 12kms away.

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A way of life that takes you back in time and gives you a taste of Romanian history.

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