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Zica Monastery, 13th century Byzantine – Romanesque monastery in Serbia

The birth of Serbia is tied to a royal family with religious inclinations, therefore some monasteries in the country are crucial not only from spiritual, but also from historic standpoint. The founder of Serbian dynasty was Stefan Nemanja, a warrior and ruler who abdicated to become a monk together with his wife (in different convents). […]

Bar, resort at the Adriatic See

Bar is one of Montenegro’s southernmost resorts on the coast of Adriatic See. Down the road there is only other major city – Ulcinj – before the Albanian border. Across the see, there is the more famous town of Bari, Italy, that’s why Italians call their Montenegrin counterpart Antibari or Antivari. Bar is a developing […]

Trogir: 2300 years of history and style in one of the best preserved medieval city in Europe

Eclipsed in fame and size by Dubrovnik on the same Adriatic coast, Trogir is like a very expensive perfume, kept in a tiny bottle. It would have been hard for a film crew to recreate such accurate sets for bringing to life an aristocratic society of hundreds of years ago. But Trogir looks perfect and […]

Black Lake (Crno Jezero) Zabljak, Montenegro

Only 3 km from the coquette resort of Zabljak there is a glacier lake known as Crno Jezero (the Black Lake), who’s name comes from the shadowy color the water gets at some moments in the evening when the sun sets over the surrounding hills and forests. The road from the ski resort of Zabljak […]

Kale Fortress, watching over the capital Skopje

Kale fortress of Skopje dominates the capital of Macedonia from a high hill where it rests on very solid rock. River Vardar, the most important river in the former Yugoslav republic, flows right down the walls of this fortress, that also offers views of the modern neighborhoods of the capital, with blocks, factories and corporate […]

Pivsko lake on the confluence of rivers Tara and Piva

The two beautiful rivers of Montenegro, Tara and Piva flow south to north, towards Bosnia where they form the river Drina. The waters of these rivers are spectacular, due to their transparent green waters that ran so fast that they form white whirlpools of foam. A large dam was built at Mratinje, forming a beautiful […]

Durmitor National Park, unspoiled nature and an adventurous road

For Romanians the name of this mountain sounds very familiar and there is a good reason for that: it probably originates exactly in this language or in other related dialect spoken in the Balkans by descendants of the Romans, such as the Serbian Vlachs, the Croatian Istro-Romanians or the Greek Megleno-Romanians or Aromanians. These were […]

Golubac fortress, the ruins of the old city (Stari Grad)

The fortress of Golubac was built seven hundred years ago in a strategic point on the Danube, before the Iron Gate Gorges, an area included in Derdap National Park today. The purpose was to guard both the Danube and the coast road and to offer taxation. For this purpose there existed even a great iron […]

The Croatian version of Chinese Great Wall is probably the longest wall in Europe

With a name that seems predestined for a stone wall, the village of Ston, Croatia, claims to have the longest stone wall in Europe. The wall, that also has some imposing forts on top and can be walked upon, was built by the republic of Dubrovnik to protect the land and still has 5,5 km […]

The breathtaking Durdevica bridge over the Canyon of river Tara, longest canyon in Europe

East of National Park Durmitor, the river Tara creates a splendid canyon, which can be admired by an elegant bridge built right before the second world war, under the Serbian monarchy. The bridge has the aspect of a Roman bridge and a curved line, that allows those who walk or drive over it to admire […]

The lovely island of Sveti Stefan, near Budva

Going from south to north on the coastline of Montenegro, not far from the border with Albania, between two high rated resorts – Bar and Budva, tourists are met with a very pleasant surprise. From the see-through waters of the Adriatic a tiny island of only six square kilometers appears, tied to the shore by […]

The Canyon of Matka, a blessed place in a welcoming country

Macedonia greets its visitors with unsuspected alpine landscapes and several river made canyons. With several mountain tops reaching as high as 2700 m, this place is suitable for skiing or hiking. These sites are accessible by highway, on which you can drive for a small fee. At 17 km of capital Skopje, there is a […]

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